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Employment Services

At Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED), we know how important it is for businesses to find and retain highly qualified talent. While PKED doesn’t offer employment services directly, we work closely with all local employment agencies in the City and County of Peterborough to support local businesses.

Local Employment Resources

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serves Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment, and training services, and engage employer communities. 

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Employment Planning & Counselling 

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that aims to provide superior career development and employment-related programs and services.

As an Employment Ontario funded Employment Resource focused on diversity and sustainable placement, EPC offers a range of employer-focused programs and services geared to assist businesses with hiring needs.

Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services 

As the Government of Ontario’s Service System Manager (SSM) for employment services, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services (MKES) oversees the operation of all employment service providers in the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region. Together, with its service providers, MKES has designed an employment hub that provides locally-responsive services, empowers people to find and keep jobs they want, and help employers find the labour they need.

Community Employment Resource Partnership

A group of employment and training organizations committed to enhancing service to people, businesses, and their communities. CERP is a connection to local job opportunities, employment, training-related events, and support to businesses.


Offers a full range of services designed to help Employees and Employers.

Employer Services: Placing the right candidate in the right work environment is the key to our success. Our service solutions and ongoing development enable our team to meet immediate needs and offer a comprehensive recruitment strategy unique to each employer.

YMCA of Peterborough Employment Services

YMCA Employer services are at the heart of the business community in Peterborough and Peterborough County. They can help local businesses hire the right candidate for the job.