Ajax Works is a suite of employment resources that have been compiled to assist businesses and employees that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a business that has been forced to downsize or an employee that has been laid off, these resources will help you or your staff prepare for new employment, find new employment or start a business.

View Ajax Works poster.

 Ajax Library Services
Virtual Services
In-person Services

Visit an Ajax Library near you for these services:

  • Free access to computers and the Internet
  • Access to photocopiers and printers
  • Access to meeting rooms and study space
  • A large selection of books on job searches, writing resumes/cover letters, interview skills and starting your own business
 Financial Support
Support for Employees
  • Ontario Second Career Program
    If you were laid off in one of the sectors most impacted by COVID-19 since March 1, 2020, you could be eligible for up to $28,000 for costs associated with retraining for jobs in sectors that have good potential for future employment.
Support for Employers
  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant
    The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.
  • Ontario Skills Development Fund
    The Skills Development Fund offers funding to organizations for innovative projects that address challenges to hiring, training or retaining workers, including apprentices, during a pandemic.
 Find a Job
Local Job Boards
Local Job Fairs
 Local Colleges and Universities
 Reskill or Upskill
  •  Career Foundations
    A non-profit organization and registered charity that has been connecting job seekers and employers since 1988.
  • Durham Unemployed Help Centre

    The Durham Unemployed Help Centre offers a number of free specialized services, including access to Government sponsored employment and training programs.

  • Durham Work Authority: Life After COVID-19

    The Durham Workforce Authority created Life After COVID to help affected people find the resources they need to successfully re-enter the labour force.

  • LinkedIn Learning

    Learn from industry experts, and connect with a global network of experience.

  • Palette Skills

    Paletteā€™s mission is to help connect fast-growing companies to new sources of talent.

  • TD Ready Commitment (Partnership between Ontario Tech University and TD Bank Group)
    Together with Ontario Tech University, the TD Ready Commitment is delivering 1,000 free micro-credentials, across 24 topics of interest, to those in our community who are mid-career, under-employed, or who are currently or likely to face changes in the workplace.
  • upNext Ajax
    upNext is an entrepreneurial and experiential development program that offers young adults (18-29) the opportunity to take a business from idea to launch or take their personal brand and resume to the next level
 Resume and Interview Skill Development
On-Demand Video Workshops
 Start a Business
  •  Business Advisory Centre of Durham
    BACD is one of 54 Small Business Centres in Ontario that provide free business support through Advisory Services, Business Development Training, Entrepreneurial Funding and Networking Opportunities.
  • Spark Centre
    Spark Centre is a business incubator providing advisory services, office space and day-to-day operational support to early stage and rapidly growing innovation and technology companies.
  • upNext Ajax
    upNext Ajax is an entrepreneurial and experiential development program that offers young adults (18-29) the opportunity to take a business from idea to launch or take their personal brand and resume to the next level.