LIVE MORE, WORK LOCAL
Huron County is home to nine municipalities. Whether you’re looking for a career in agriculture, manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, public administration, or creative arts, there is opportunity for you here.
Find your next job, connect with local employment service providers, and learn more about the apprenticeship and training opportunities that are available to you.
Connect with Employment Services
Employment Services BGHP (Bruce County, Grey County, Huron County, and Perth County) works with local employment service providers to offer a range of resources to job seekers.
BROWSE JOBS BY LOCATION
You can get to know each community by Road Tripp’n through the county, and browse job openings by location using our Job Map tool.
BROWSE ALL JOBS IN HURON COUNTY
Brought to you in partnership with the Four County Labour Market Planning Board, our job board helps to connect job seekers with local opportunities.
An apprenticeship is a pathway to a rewarding career in the trades. As an apprentice, you take classes and learn your trade by working under the direction of experienced workers – and get paid while you do it.
Find out how to qualify, find a sponsor or employer to hire you, or get money or grants to help you pay for apprenticeship training and tools with the resources listed below.
About Apprenticeship in Ontario
Learn how to get a job in the skilled trades, apply for grants and incentives, and search job profiles, and find an employer or sponsor. This page is a great place to start if you’re exploring apprenticeship for the first time, or looking to change career paths!
Trades Explorer Tool
With more than 300 trades to choose from, finding the right one can be a big challenge! There are many opportunities to experience what the skilled trades are and what your career path could look like. From crane operator to hairstylist, carpenter to millwright, you should assess your skills and interests to find the right one for you.
Check out the Trades Explorer tool at careersintrades.ca to get started!
Find An Apprenticeship
ApprenticeSearch.com is a free online job search and matching platform with an exclusive focus on apprenticeship trade positions in Canada. Create a job seeker profile to access a database of trade-related job opportunities, post a resume, and access support and guidance throughout the process.
There are several apprenticeship grants available through the Canadian government. Learn more about qualifications, incentive and completion grants that may be available to you to support your training here.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program is a specialized program in high school that allows you to explore apprenticeship and consider careers in the skilled trades, generally starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the cooperative education program.
If you’re a current student interested in jumo starting your career, find more information about how here.
Skilled Trades Ontario
Whether you’re a student or experienced worker, Skilled Trades Ontario is the one-stop shop for opportunities in the skilled trades, and the promotion of rewarding careers which support Ontario’s economy.
Learn about the trades, apprenticeship options, and certification processes here.
There are many resources available in Huron County that provide training and upskilling opportunities for job seekers.
Whether you’re looking to enrol in a college or university program, access free literacy, reading, and math training, add a micro-credential to your resume, complete your GED, or find training to support a career switch, we’re here to connect you with the supports you need.
Centre for Employment & Learning
With office locations in Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth, and Wingham, The Centre for Employment & Learning offer a variety of programs and services to welcome and support adults and youth as they develop and fulfill their unique employment and learning goals, including:
Employment Services – comprehensive employment preparation and job search services, access information about new careers, help in maintaining employment, support for developing on-the-job training plans.
Better Jobs Ontario – up to $28,000 for skills training and financial support for laid-off workers.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant – up to $10,000 for individual employers to deliver short-term training for their employees.
Reach for Success – available to support youth ages 15-30, who are not currently in full-time education to gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace.
Skills Upgrading – upgrade skills for employment, apprenticeship or college, get ready for high school credits, and learn new skills to improve well-being through in-person, customized training plan.
Academic Upgrading – offers a wide variety of Independent Study courses that may be applied towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Other services include assessing high school transcripts, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, free tutoring available.
Learn more about their available resources and Better Jobs Ontario funding opportunities here.
The LearningHUB is a free, online Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program for English speaking adults in Ontario. They can help upgrade skills, build confidence, and prepare for testing and promotions.
Learn more about their programs and courses available here.
Online Ontario College Courses
All 24 of Ontario’s publicly-funded colleges work together in OntarioLearn to offer you easy access to a wide variety of high-quality courses, programs and services online.
Whether you’re upgrading skills, working towards a micro credential, certificate, diploma, or degree, improving your job prospects or seeking specialized professional development, you’ll find the online courses and programs you’re looking for at OntarioLearn.
Micro-credentials are verifiable credentials from reputable organizations so you can prove what you know to current and future employers. They are affordable, flexible, and fast. Many micro-credential programs are created with input from business sectors to equip you with the knowledge and skills to match employer needs.
Browse courses and training opportunities here.
Partners in Employment
With offices in Exeter and Goderich, Partners in Employment works to match individual talents and skills to employers’ recruitment needs by providing the help and training each individual needs to make them ready for their opportunity.
Get started with their services here.
START A BUSINESS IN HURON COUNTY
Starting a Business
From choosing a business structure to registering your business, applying for permits and learning bookkeeping best practices, these government resources will support your journey to becoming an entrepreneur.
Huron Business Centre
Huron County’s Small Business Enterprise Centre is here to support any stage of your business, from start up, to growth, to selling. Book free consultations, find workshops and networking events, grant opportunities and more.
Our local Employment Service providers offer a range of resources to respond to the skilled labour needs of employers. Find recruitment, hiring, and retention support with one of several service providers in the region.
Community Futures Huron
CFHuron has been helping entrepreneurs make their futures in Huron County since 1993. They provide management counselling, business plan support, business loans, and support for community projects that strengthen the local economy.