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Career & Job Search
Looking for information about finding or changing jobs, updating your resume, developing new skills or becoming an entrepreneur? We can help.
Programs & Workshops
The Kitchener Public Library is proud of its community partnerships including those with the Canada Revenue Agency, ABC Life Literacy Canada, TD Canada Trust, YMCA Employment Services and Contact North. Learn more in our Partner Highlight blog post, or watch a recorded program in one of the videos linked below.
Check the library’s calendar for:
The Working Center also has a great calendar linking many services in one place. Be sure to check it out: KW Community Employment Workshops Calendar
Online Learning & Computer Skills
Make the most of your time at home with online courses through the library and from outside groups. Visit the Lifelong Learning Page for more information.
There you can learn the basics of using a computer with videos created by library staff. Tutorials include Introduction to Computers, Internet, Email, Word Processing, transferring photos from your phone to your computer and more.
YMCA Employment Services Workshop Videos
Effective Resume Writing
Second Career Information
Research and Learning Tools
Business Plans Handbook
Includes actual plans from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
A diverse mix of publications on topics ranging from business to the arts, to industry news and current events in Canada.
Search for local community organizations and services in Waterloo Region.
Update your skills online! Learn technology, creative and business skills you can use today. You must have a library card to use Lynda.com.
Instant access to newspapers and magazines from around the world.
Note: The Globe & Mail is available to in-library users only.
Look up Canadian business and industry profiles, company descriptions, executive directories, market research and more.
Making a Career Change
Local Employment Help
205-385 Fairway Rd S. Kitchener
Online appointments, workshops, resources
Waterloo Region Small Business Centre
|YMCA Employment Services|
800 King St W. Kitchener
Request an appointment through Employment Ontario
Use this plain-language Benefit Information Guide to find information about current government benefits. This guide is compiled and updated by Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management, Carleton University. It was made to reflect changes due to COVID-19 and uses public information. Any errors or omissions are unintended.
In addition, check out these resources from the Canada Revenue Agency: