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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. Check out these online resources to help you in your search.

Government Benefits
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:

PDF iconMoney to Help You

PDF iconCOVID-19 Benefits Factsheet

PDF iconCOVID-19 Economic Response Plan

PDF iconQ&A: COVID-19 Government of Canada Support for Individuals

Career Programs

Check the calendar for an updated list of programs for job seekers offered through the library. These include online workshops lead by YMCA Employment Services as well as Contact North. Read more about them in our Partner Highlight blog post.

Financial Programs

Learn basic financial skills or find answers to your money and tax questions in these online library programs for financial literacy. Program partners include the Canada Revenue Agency, ABC Life Literacy Canada and TD Canada Trust.

Employment Workshops

The Working Centre maintains the KW Community Employment Workshops Calendar. The calendar has been updated to show available online workshops.

YMCA Effective Resume Writing

Effective Resume Writing

YMCA Second Career Information

YMCA Second Career Information Session

Business NOT as Usual: Support for Employees and Small Business

Learn Computer Skills

Tech Tutors
Staff will help you to solve your technology problems. Register online.

Video Tutorials
Learn the basics of using a computer with videos created by library staff.
Tutorials include Introduction to Computers, Internet, Email, and Word Processing.

More Online Learning
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.

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.

CBCA Complete

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

Press Reader

Instant access to newspapers and magazines from around the world.

Note: The Globe & Mail is available to in-library users only.

Reference Group

Look up Canadian business and industry profiles, company descriptions, executive directories, market research and more.

Local Employment Help

205-385 Fairway Rd S. Kitchener
Online appointments, workshops, resources

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
201-127 Victoria Street S. Kitchener
519-571-6788 x7661
Pandemic related online resources

165 King St E. Kitchener
New website with online support, appointments and job listings

Waterloo Region Small Business Centre
200 King St W. Kitchener
Weekly newsletter and current resources in the community

Working Centre
58 Queen St S. Kitchener
Community Employment Workshops Calendar

YMCA Employment Services
800 King St W. Kitchener
Request an appointment through Employment Ontario

Need more information?

Find more in our blog post: Where to Start When You’re Without Work, call us at 519-743-0271 or email