Office Assistant Program to be Offered in March

February 6, 2020
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Looking for work?

The Eastern Ontario Training Board, in partnership with St. Lawrence College, will be offering an Office Assistant program, scheduled to begin in March 2020.

Office Assistant Training Program

“The objective of the program is to provide people with real-world skills and experience that will lead to long-term employment,” says Kimberly Hamilton, Operations Manager at Eastern Ontario Training Board.

The training program will run for 8 weeks, consisting of full-time days Monday to Friday at the Cornwall Campus of St. Lawrence College. During this time participants will work on developing their computer skills, basic business math, office procedures and technology, medical terminology, employability skills and participate in some certifications (Health & Safety Awareness and WHMIS).

The Eastern Ontario Training Board will assist participants of the program in securing employment after the training and will provide the employer a wage subsidy. Funds may be available to assist participants with daycare and transportation while in training, and accommodations for the workplace, as needed and as funds are available.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the program candidates must:

  • Experience a self-identified disability
  • Not be eligible for or in receipt of Employment Insurance (now or in the last 5 years)
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee
  • Resident of SDG and Akwesasne (Ontario)
  • Candidates must be willing and ready to work.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to contact Job Zone d’emploi for more information. Please call 613-933-9675.

About the Eastern Ontario Training Board

The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) was established to play a leading role in labour force development. 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:

About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence has College has three campuses in Cornwall,  Brockville and Kingston. The College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. The SLC college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research and the revitalization of its campuses.

You can find out more information on the St. Lawrence College website:

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