Employment Services

Hamilton offers opportunities to work in a variety of fields and has services to help job-seekers find work.  

Social Insurance Numbers

The Government of Canada uses Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) to keep track of all Canadian workers. You must have a SIN to work in Canada.

To apply for your Social Insurance Number you must go in person to a Service Canada point of service. Find a Service Canada Office near you.

To apply for your Social Insurance Number from outside of Canada:

  • Download an application form from our website, or order the form by phone at 1-800-206-7218 (select Option "3").
  • Send us your completed application and original proof of identity documents, photocopies are not accepted to:

    Service Canada
    Social Insurance Registration Office
    P.O. Box 7000
    Bathurst, New Brunswick  E2A 4T1
    CANADA

If you meet all the requirements, you will receive your confirmation of SIN letter by mail within 20 business days from the date the application is received.

Hamilton East

Red Hill Creek Centre
2255 Barton Street East (at Nash Road)
Hamilton, Ontario 

Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm
Services offered in English and French

Hamilton Main

1550 Upper James Street , Floor 1
Hamilton, Ontario 

Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm
Services offered in English

Ancaster Scheduled Outreach Site

Ancaster Square
300 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario

Hours of Operation: 
The 1st Thursday of the month from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Office is closed: from 12 noon to 12:30 pm
Services offered in English

Dundas Scheduled Outreach Site 

Old Town Hall and Chambers Quarters, Floor Main
60 Main Street
Dundas, Ontario 

Hours of Operation: 
Tuesday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 
Office is closed: from 12 noon to 12:30 pm
Services offered in English

Flamborough Scheduled Outreach Site

7 Innovation Drive , Suite 117
Flamborough, Ontario 

Hours of Operation: 
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Office is closed: from 12 noon to 12:30 pm
Services offered in English

Hamilton City Hall Scheduled Outreach Site

Hamilton City Hall, Floor 1
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

Hours of Operation: 
Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 
Office is closed: from 12 noon to 12:30 pm
Services offered in English

Employment Services

There are several employment service providers in Hamilton. Only individuals who are eligible to work in Canada are eligible for one-on-one counselling and Employment Ontario programs. Anyone is welcome to use the resource centres. These services are generally available at no cost to users.

The Workforce Information Network (WIN) contains a directory of employment services.  WIN offers information on services that assist job seekers and the community to discover local employment, training, and upgrading programs.  

Additional service providers

Downtown Hamilton

Hamilton Employment Services, Career Development Centre
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5208

Employment Hamilton
Phone: 905-522-4902

Goodwill Career Centre, Services for persons with disabilities
Phone: 905-526-8482

Job Search Workshop (JSW) for Newcomers, Immigrants Working Centre
Phone: 905-529-5209

Collège Boréal - Options Emploi, Services for francophones
Phone: 905-777-1562

PATH Employment Services, Services for persons with disabilities
Phone: 905-528-3336

Wesley Urban Ministries
Phone: 289-396-5864

YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
Phone: 905-540-9679

Hamilton Mountain

Goodwill Career Centre
Phone: 905-526-8488

Mohawk College - Fennel Campus
Phone: 905-575-2177

vpi Inc.
Phone; 905-387-2220

Stoney Creek

Mohawk College - STARRT Campus
Phone: 905-575-2177

Waterdown

YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
Phone: 905-690-9927