About the Employment Services Centre

The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) serves job seekers, workers, entrepreneurs and employers in the greater Prescott and Russell region in Ontario. Our non-profit organization was incorporated in 1983. To better serve our clientele, we operate three branches, including the head office in Hawkesbury and offices in Rockland and Embrun.

The Centre’s primary funder is the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development for the delivery of services under the Employment Ontario Program. The CSEPR also supports clients of other service providers, namely the Ontario Works Program administered by the regional government; the Ontario Disability Support Program; Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB); school boards and Groupe Convex. In addition, we offer services tailored to the special needs of newcomers through funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and collaboration with the Economic and Social Council of Ottawa-Carleton (ESCOC).

The Centre provides its various clienteles with many services: employment counselling; psychometric testing; assessment and identification of training and development needs; résumé writing; work placement and on-the-job training; funding for integration-related accessories and workplace accommodations; scholarships; group workshops; visit of businesses; work experience and virtual career exploration activities.

As for employers and entrepreneurs, we help them in various ways. For example, we provide them with support in workforce recruitment; referral of candidates; venture capital loans for business development or expansion; online job posting; access to offices and interview rooms; coordination of training activities for regular staff or new hires; training or hiring grants and more. In addition, the Centre has its own employment agency: Contak, Staffing Solutions. Contak assists employers with custom support for international recruitment as well as temporary and permanent staffing.

On an annual basis, the Centre posts close to 3,000 job offers and welcomes nearly 13,000 clients in its offices.

Our Vision – Vibrant and Thriving Communities!

The community and working lives of Eastern Ontario’s citizens are richer and brighter through socioeconomic growth resulting from collaborative efforts and innovative projects that include all community members.The community and working lives of Eastern Ontario’s citizens are richer and brighter through socioeconomic growth resulting from collaborative efforts and innovative projects that include all community members.

Our Mission

The ESC is an integrated service centre. As as a driver and co-creator of socioeconomic development, we contribute to the vitality of our community. Through our leadership, we provide our diversified clientele with a personalized path toward professional autonomy.

The Principles and Values That Guide Our Actions

Solicitude
Engagement
Collaboration
Audacity
Authenticity

Pleasant work environment

We want to go beyond what’s expected to help our clients.

We want to be stakeholders invested in facilitating our clients’ actions.

We believe in achieving better results together, through teamwork and an integrated approach.

We believe in using courage and determination to overcome major challenges.

We act with transparency with our clients, our partners and our coworkers.

We all expect to enjoy work and feel valued by our coworkers!

Our Environmental Responsibility

Environmental protection and the rational use of resources are key elements of sustainable development and central to our actions. Our motivation is linked to our firm belief that the promotion of sustainable development rests on the multiplication of concrete and daily actions. Environmental protection and the rational use of resources are key elements of sustainable development and central to our actions. Our motivation is linked to our firm belief that the promotion of sustainable development rests on the multiplication of concrete and daily actions.

In this perspective, the Employment Services Centre adopted an environmental policy to promote environmentally friendly practices among our employees. Therefore, as much as possible, we will try to use green, clean and renewable energy for our operations. However, as this may not always be possible, we have developed several strategies to reduce our energy consumption.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to obtain more information regarding this initiative.