Employment Service helps job seekers find meaningful long-term employment by providing access to job search resources, personalized career advice and labour market information. The goal of this program is to teach essential job search skills, identify training needs and support career exploration.This program is funded by the government of Ontario and, provided to job seekers and employers for free.

For more information about the Employment Service program, or to register, fill out an information request form or contact: 1-888-336-9500.

Upcoming Employment Service Events

Click one of the events below for more information or to register for a free Employment Service event.

Employment Service Workshops

Mon

Aug 21

Conflict Resolution
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Aug 21

Disclosure of Disability
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Aug 21

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Aug 21

Building Self-Reliance
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Aug 21

Job Search Orientation
Georgetown Public Library
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Toronto
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Georgetown
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Occupational Research
Walkerton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Occupational Research
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Occupational Research
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Networking
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Occupational Research
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Networking
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Occupational Research
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Occupational Research
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 22

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Aug 24

Job Interviews
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 24

Second Career Orientation
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 24

Second Career Orientation
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 24

Job Interviews
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 24

Second Career Orientation
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Fri

Aug 25

Job Interviews
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Fri

Aug 25

Job Interviews
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Aug 28

Maintaining Mental Health
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Aug 28

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Aug 28

LinkedIn
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Aug 28

Disclosure of Disability
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Aug 28

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Toronto
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Georgetown
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 29

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Aug 30

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Aug 30

Workplace Essential Skills
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Aug 30

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Aug 31

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 31

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 31

Job Interviews
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 31

Job Interviews
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 31

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Aug 31

Job Interviews
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Fri

Sep 8

Second Career Orientation
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


More upcoming workshops…

Program Benefits

Job Seekers

  • Free access to employment resources
  • Free career exploration workshops
  • Free career management workshops
  • Job matching services and job postings
  • Job search and work transition support
  • Financial supports may be available

Employers

  • Meeting space for hiring events
  • Candidate referrals and screening
  • Job promotion and advertisements
  • Interviewing and on-boarding support
  • Financial incentives may be available to employers who hire and provide on-the-job training to qualified candidates

Program services

Employment Resources

Job Search

  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Networking and interviews
  • Job search plan
  • Hidden job market
  • Job referrals
  • Apprenticeship opportunities

Career Counseling

  • Employment assessment
  • Transferable skills assessment
  • Re-training needs assessment
  • Workplace re-entry support

Job Retention

  • Soft skills training
  • Stress management
  • Effective work habits
  • Advice and mentorship

Career Exploration

  • Assistance identifying goals
  • Interest and aptitude testing
  • Industry insights

Application Assistance

  • Second Career
  • Ontario Job Creation Partnerships
  • Financial supports

Downloads

“I don’t even place ads for job vacancies anymore — VPI takes care of everything.”— Client Testimonial

Eligibility and Suitability

Job Seekers

In order to be eligible for the Employment Service program, job seekers must be:

  • Unemployed and not enrolled in full-time training or education (exceptions may apply)
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • A resident of Ontario

Employers

In order to be eligible for the Employment Service program, employers must:

  • Provide program participant with standard employment terms, conditions and benefits; including placement on payroll
  • Offer a job placement based in Ontario
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Not receive government funds for the same job placement
  • Not displace existing staff or replace laid-off staff
  • Not hire immediate family (e.g. parents, spouse or child)
  • Not be a federal, provincial or municipal government agency
  • Not be a service provider for Employment Ontario
  • Maintain good standing regarding: