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About Us

Update – December 22, 2020: DC is committed to providing safe environments for clients and employees while also ensuring the continuity of services. Due to the present Ontario lockdown, as of Dec. 26th, 2020, we will be stopping our in-person assistance, but our virtual services will continue via phone, email and Zoom. If you are in need of Employment Services assistance, please contact one of the offices closest to you, or fill out our registration form to get started: Employment Services Registration Form

Community Employment Services (CES) provide job seekers and employers a variety of free services related to:

  • Employment research and support
  • Job development
  • Training and community planning

Strategically located throughout the Durham Region and West Northumberland County and supported by Durham College each CES location has a collection of local, regional and provincial employment and job search information; workshops, computers, photocopiers and fax machines necessary for job search.

CES also offers assistance with the application process to programs such as Second Career; Career and Employment counseling, Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Connection Summer.

We look forward to working with you!

Mission Statement

To be a community leader in one-stop employment research and support; job development, training and community planning, providing comprehensive resources to:

  • Youth/Adults – through the support of exceptional service and opportunity
  • Colleagues/Partners – to work collaboratively towards the development of innovative programs and services
  • Employers – by supporting and complimenting the development of a competitive workforce
  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities– in the delivery of an effective, accountable and efficient customer driven service within the parameters of continuous improvement
  • Region of Durham & County of Northumberland – to sustain it as a great place to live, work and learn
  • Durham College – to respect and adhere to Durham College’s Mission Statement and Shared Values regarding Integrity and transparency, Respect, Equality and Diversity, Innovation, and Personal and team Accountability