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About Us

Our Motto

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"We are committed to helping people get back to work as quickly as possible in careers which are appropriate."

 About Us

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Watton Employment Services Inc (WES) was incorporated in 1997 and has worked closely with Service Canada and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD, formerly the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)) since that time.  


Our service has grown from a staff of three to its current size of over twenty employees.  Each staff member brings unique skills and all have specialized training and university degrees or college diplomas related to their field of expertise.

Our head office is located at 9 Elgin St. East in Cobourg, Ontario.  We also have offices in Whitby and Peterborough and satellite locations in Roseneath, Colborne, Brighton, Trent Hills and City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.

Watton Employment Service is primarily funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (formerly MTCU) to deliver Employment Ontario Employment Services for Northumberland County. WES also works closely with Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Programs (ODSP).

Working in cooperation with other community service providers we are committed to helping individuals establish employment-related goals in order to get back to work. We work closely with local employers to assist them with their hiring needs and to provide resources and services for employers.

WES originally began operation as an agency that provided mainly Vocational Rehabilitation Services to complex, multi-barriered clients who were seeking assistance with returning to the workforce.

We continue to evolve as the community and labour market dictates and have established firm roots in the community as an employment planning and counselling service, offering excellent quality of service and ultimately, resolution of employment-related issues. 

Our solid ties with other community service providers enables us to offer seamless, effective, and comprehensive counselling and case management services to our community.

See what people are saying about us!

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K.C.

"For a newcomer like me, Watton was a big help in looking for a job especially as I start my new journey here in Canada. Thank you all so much!"

K.C.

2016-08-19T16:12:35+00:00

K.C.

"For a newcomer like me, Watton was a big help in looking for a job especially as I start my new journey here in Canada. Thank you all so much!"

W.S.

"WES is a very helpful, professional organization that provides hands-on assistance in finding employment, in the workforce in Ontario. Everything is done top-notch and professionally with a positive attitude, you will go far with Watton!"

W.S.

2016-08-19T16:14:23+00:00

W.S.

"WES is a very helpful, professional organization that provides hands-on assistance in finding employment, in the workforce in Ontario. Everything is done top-notch and professionally with a positive attitude, you will go far with Watton!"

R.K.

"I attended the Ace the Interview workshop, being new to the job search jungle I was very nervous. At the time I felt like I was actually attending an interview and all the nerves were running at high speed. Throughout the workshop all of these subsided very quickly and by the end I had experienced many "aha" moments and felt more empowered to have an interview."

R.K.

2016-08-19T16:03:01+00:00

R.K.

"I attended the Ace the Interview workshop, being new to the job search jungle I was very nervous. At the time I felt like I was actually attending an interview and all the nerves were running at high speed. Throughout the workshop all of these subsided very quickly and by the end I had experienced many "aha" moments and felt more empowered to have an interview."

C.B.

"I loved when I asked for help, staff took the time to come and sit with me and show me what to do and how to make my stuff look professional. I strongly recommend Watton!"

C.B.

2016-08-19T16:12:07+00:00

C.B.

"I loved when I asked for help, staff took the time to come and sit with me and show me what to do and how to make my stuff look professional. I strongly recommend Watton!"

M.S.

"The Hidden Job Market workshop was great for reviewing my job search techniques and options. Conversation and needs changed for the different clients and they were very accommodating and flexible!"

M.S.

2016-08-19T15:53:48+00:00

M.S.

"The Hidden Job Market workshop was great for reviewing my job search techniques and options. Conversation and needs changed for the different clients and they were very accommodating and flexible!"

S.P.

"I have experienced numerous benefits from the dedicated and enthusiastic personnel at Watton Employment Services in Cobourg. Their expertise includes resume/cover letter workshops, interview workshops, career/job search workshops as well as devoted one-on-one time with qualified advisors. As an Employment Ontario member, Watton in affiliation with the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities and the TIOW (Targeted Initiative for Older Workers) I was able to get the required training and support needed to acquire suitable employment, which I had been seeking for so long."

S.P.

2016-08-19T16:13:50+00:00

S.P.

"I have experienced numerous benefits from the dedicated and enthusiastic personnel at Watton Employment Services in Cobourg. Their expertise includes resume/cover letter workshops, interview workshops, career/job search workshops as well as devoted one-on-one time with qualified advisors. As an Employment Ontario member, Watton in affiliation with the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities and the TIOW (Targeted Initiative for Older Workers) I was able to get the required training and support needed to acquire suitable employment, which I had been seeking for so long."

L.R.

"I attended the Career Connection workshop and found coming up with a list of existing skills from previous jobs and experiences very helpful. The facilitator was amazing, positive, enthusiastic and great!"

L.R.

2016-08-19T16:02:35+00:00

L.R.

"I attended the Career Connection workshop and found coming up with a list of existing skills from previous jobs and experiences very helpful. The facilitator was amazing, positive, enthusiastic and great!"
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