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YMCA-YWCA Employment Services

Employment Access Centre
1642 Merivale Road
(Merivale Mall), 2nd floor
Tel: 613-688-2150

Y Employment Access Centre
180 Argyle Avenue, 4th floor
Tel: 613-788-5001

Merivale's Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Argyle's Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

With 145 year history, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is one of the most respected charities in our community.  Committed to inspiring people to reach their full potential, the Y helps individuals explore new career paths, access employment and language programs and launch new business.

Delivering federally and provincially funded programs for job seekers, employers and newcomers to Canada, the Y plays an important role in our community.

Last Year:
22,500  People benefited from Y Employment, Enterprise and Newcomer services
13,500  Job seekers participated in Y employment programs
400       Employers received support with their human resources needs
23         Different languages were spoken by our staff   
0           No one is turned away from the Y regardless of their background or financial means      

Programs we deliver:

  • Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program
  • Power of Trades
  • The Newcomer Information Centre
  • The Language Assessment Centre
  • The Employment Access Centres


The Y Employment Access Centres offer services at two locations; Argyle Avenue in the downtown area and on Merivale Road in the west end. We are open to all. Our Argyle location has a focus on newcomers and immigrants and there is access to an on- site settlement worker at both locations . Merivale also offers an on- site language assessment worker.