Employment resources for tenants

Employment resources for tenants

Are you looking for work? Need help with your job search? Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS) provides employment and financial benefits as well as social supports to residents across Toronto.

With 19 Employment Centres​ located across the city, TESS offers a range of employment services, including computers with ​internet and social media access.

All city residents are welcome to drop in to learn more about the range of employment services and supports available to jobseekers and employers. Staff at each Employment Centre can help with:​​

  • Access to employment opportunities and job fairs
  • Researching occupations and labour market information
  • Career development
  • Job search coaching and assistance with resumes and interview skills
  • Networking techniques and other employment related workshops
  • Education and training options and other program referrals​

​Scroll down to learn more about employment programs and services offered by the City of Toronto including:

Ontario Works​

Ontario Works provides employment support and money for food, shelter and other costs to people in financial need.​ Employment Assistance may include services to help people find jobs or become more job-ready, money for training and employment related expenses, and employment programs. Financial Assistance may include money for food, shelter, clothing, household expenses and health costs.​

Employment Centres


City of Toronto Employment Centres offer resources and services to Toronto residents who are searching for employment and training opportunities. Staff can connect residents to job search resources, career planning tools and more. Employment Centres also provide access to Wi-Fi, computers, printers, scanners and photocopiers. There are 19 Employment Centres located across the city.

Employment Centre Portal

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The Toronto Employment Centre Portal is an online tool where you can learn about TESS Employment Centre services, locations, events and more. The portal also allows you to view, learn and register for upcoming workshops and job fairs hosted by TESS and City divisions.

Employment Opportunities System


Learn about and apply for job opportunities across Toronto. You first need to complete the online registration process and upload your resume and cover letter. Go to any Toronto Employment Centre for the login password required to complete the registration. 

Job Incentive Program


The Toronto Public Service Job Incentive Program offers volunteer opportunities in Toronto Public Services for Toronto residents who receive Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.  

Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE)

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Through the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment program, the City of Toronto and private sector employers work to increase access to economic opportunities for Toronto youth. The PAYE program matches qualified candidates to job opportunities, connecting youth to interviews with top-rated employers from across Toronto.

Investing in Neighbourhoods


Investing in Neighbourhoods is a joint program between the City of Toronto and various community agencies to create meaningful and rewarding jobs for Toronto residents who participate in Ontario Works. The program looks to provide paid employment for up to one year, with the opportunity to build new skills and gain valuable employment references. The jobs also benefit local Toronto neighbourhoods by helping community agencies enhance their local services and programs.

​​City of Toronto job opportunities


The City of Toronto offers residents a wide range of current, ongoing and summer employment opportunities through various city agencies and corporations. The City of Toronto strives to be a model of public service excellence and is looking for people who share its values. Applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minority group members are encouraged.

  • Visit the City of Toronto web page to learn more about available job opportunities. ​