New Office Assistant Training Available this Fall

September 16, 2021
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Training Board will be offering an Office Assistant Training Course this fall. The course is now open for intake, and is part of an ongoing series of training programs that are offered in partnership with Crossroads, Job Zone d’emploi and GIAG.

Cornwall Training Program - Fall 2021

The course will run from October 18, 2021 to January 21, 2022. Details appear below:

Delivery method:  In-person
Length of Training: 12 weeks
Cost: Free for eligible candidates


  • Technical Skills: Training will include professional writing and communication skills, customer service, telephone etiquette, scheduling, shipping and receiving, basic accounting
    fundamentals along with MS Office software: Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Pre-employment and soft skills: Resume writing, job search techniques, interview preparation, workplace success and self awareness.

Employment: EOTB will assist participants in securing employment within the the local business community. Employers will receive a wage subsidy of approximately $10/hr for up to 35 hours per week for 12 weeks. Ongoing coaching is provided to assist with transition to employment.

Financial assistance: EOTB will purchase training on behalf of eligible candidates. Financial assistance may be available for items such as daycare and work attire.

Basic eligibility criteria:

  • Resident of Cornwall, SDG-PR and Akwesasne (Ontario)
  • Unemployed or under-employed
  • Not in full-time education or training
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Experience a self-identified disability and not be in receipt of EI
  • A youth, 30 years of age or younger, experiencing difficulty getting or keeping a job

How to apply: Interested candidates should call Job Zone d’emploi at 613-933-9675 or GIAG at 613-525-1533

About the Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) plays a leading role in labour force development in the Cornwall region. It undertakes a number of projects throughout the year, and publishes the TOP report on local labour force issues. More info can be found online:

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