About Us

Our Employment Resource Centre is a one-stop shop that offers a full suite of FREE employment services. We are proud of our client services, with an average of 98% of our clients and employers stating that they were happy with our service and would recommend our service to others. We are funded by Employment Ontario and have helped individuals from our community since 1986 find employment, start their own business or become retrained. If you are unemployed or underemployed you will have access to full services which include confidential meetings with one of our Employment Specialists, options offered through Employment Ontario such as: Second Career (funded training program), Apprenticeships and other funded programs that support employment. We have a fully equipped resource centre with workstations to job search from. Workshops and seminars to give you the tools and confidence to support your job search.

Employed individuals expecting a job loss and students entering the workforce or that are looking for summer work are all welcome.

Our Mission Statement

The Canadian Career Academy is dedicated to providing community services that assist all individuals and employers with extensive employment and career services while offering a holistic approach to labour market development, community and client needs, encouraging strategic partnerships and alliances to build a better community.

Job seekers see us about:

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Job Portfolios
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Personalized Career Counselling
  • Professional Résumé Support
  • Second Career,
  • and other Employment Ontario programs
  • Connections to Local Employers

Our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

We serve residents and businesses of Carleton Place and the surrounding areas, plus Mississippi Mills and Beckwith Townships, Pakenham and Ashton.

Employers that are interested in training their workforce we are your access to Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG).

This Employment Ontario program is funded by in part by the Government of Canada.

Our President

In 2005 President of the Canadian Career Academy, Robert Probert was recognized with Business Person of the Year. Then in 2008 he was recognized with Carleton Place Citizen of the Year. He has extensive knowledge of corporate needs having served as President of the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce for 11 years with 29 years as a member, Chairman/Founder of the Carleton Place BIA for 4 years, as well as serving on a variety of community committees such as: Strategic Planning, Promotions and Economic Development.

Starting at a young age Rob operated his own high end retail business in downtown Carleton Place. His career then changed direction. Recognizing the need in our community he ventured into delivering youth programs, vocational training and a basic resource centre model designed specifically for Ontario Works clients that has evolved to a full service model today. Since 1986 his company has been a specialist in Employment Assisted Services (EAS) and has built a strong reputation by providing innovative employment service programs, excellent client service delivery and strong community partners.

Specifically during this period from 1986 – 1997 his company delivered a Job Re-entry program designed for women returning to the workforce. At the same time Rob delivered the WOW/Start program for youth. Both programs were based on skills learning through classroom, co-op placements and on-the-job experience. From 1992 – 2005 he held contracts to deliver employment related programs in Carleton Place, Arnprior, Smiths Falls and Ottawa, (Westboro region).

From 1994 – 2000 Rob, along with his team, created, developed and implemented an Electronic Assembly course that started as a pilot project for Nortel and ran in Carleton Place and Carp graduating and securing employment for over 400 individuals. Rob also with his team, created, developed and implemented a comprehensive Career Decision Making program called COPE (Career Orientation Pathways for Employment) which ran successfully in Carleton Place for 4 years, until approached by Service Canada to deliver this program in the Capital running three classrooms concurrently. Rob has successfully lead his company through numerous governmental transitions adjusting to different mandates while maintaining long term relationships throughout.

Rob is dedicated to providing excellent community services that assist all individuals and employers while encouraging strategic partnerships and alliances to build a stronger community. The honours of Business Person of the Year and Citizen of the Year are representative of the dedication that the Canadian Career Academy brings to all of its services.