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

Tue

May 30

Resume
Toronto
9:00am-12:00pm


Tue

May 30

Resume
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

May 30

Resume and Cover Letter
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

May 30

Resume
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

May 30

Resume and Cover Letter
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

May 30

Resume and Cover Letter
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

May 30

Resume
Ajax
9:30am-11:30am


Tue

May 30

Resume
Etobicoke
9:30am-11:30am


Tue

May 30

Resume
Georgetown
9:30am-11:30am


Tue

May 30

Resume
Hamilton
9:30am-11:30am


Tue

May 30

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


Tue

May 30

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


Tue

May 30

Job Interviews
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

May 30

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


Tue

May 30

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:30am-12:30pm


Tue

May 30

Cover Letters
Etobicoke
11:30am-12:30pm


Tue

May 30

Cover Letters
Georgetown
11:30am-12:30pm


Tue

May 30

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:30am-12:30pm


Tue

May 30

Networking
Hamilton
1:30pm-3:30pm


Tue

May 30

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 30

Networking
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 30

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 30

Job Interviews
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 30

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


Tue

May 30

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 30

Job Interviews
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

May 31

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Scarborough
11:00am-1:00pm


Wed

May 31

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


Wed

May 31

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Mississauga
6:00pm-8:00pm


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

Maintaining Mental Health
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

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


Thu

Jun 1

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Walkerton
1:00pm-2:30pm


Fri

Jun 2

Building Self-Reliance
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Jun 5

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


Mon

Jun 5

Building Self-Reliance
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Jun 5

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


Mon

Jun 5

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


Mon

Jun 5

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

Second Career Orientation
Port Elgin
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

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


Tue

Jun 6

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 6

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 6

Networking
Walkerton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 7

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


Wed

Jun 7

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


Wed

Jun 7

Linkedin
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jun 7

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


Wed

Jun 7

Building Self-Reliance
Walkerton
10:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Jun 7

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 7

Disclosure of Disability
Mississauga
6:00pm-8:00pm


Thu

Jun 8

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


Thu

Jun 8

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


Thu

Jun 8

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


Thu

Jun 8

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


Thu

Jun 8

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


Thu

Jun 8

Job Search Tools
Kincardine
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Jun 8

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


Thu

Jun 8

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


Thu

Jun 8

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


Fri

Jun 9

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


Fri

Jun 9

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


Fri

Jun 9

Second Career Orientation
Toronto
8:30pm-11:30am


Mon

Jun 12

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


Mon

Jun 12

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


Mon

Jun 12

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


Mon

Jun 12

Job search orientation
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Jun 12

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


Mon

Jun 12

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


Mon

Jun 12

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


Mon

Jun 12

Disclosure of Disability
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

Networking
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

Maintaining Mental Health
Walkerton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 13

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


Tue

Jun 13

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 14

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


Wed

Jun 14

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


Wed

Jun 14

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


Wed

Jun 14

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


Wed

Jun 14

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Jun 14

Newcomers
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 14

Newcomers
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 14

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


Wed

Jun 14

LinkedIn
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 15

Job Search Tools
Port Elgin
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Jun 15

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Fri

Jun 16

LinkedIn
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Fri

Jun 16

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


Fri

Jun 16

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Fri

Jun 16

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Walkerton
1:00pm-2:30pm


Mon

Jun 19

Second Career Orientation
Walkerton
9:00am-10:30am


Mon

Jun 19

Disclosure of Disability
Walkerton
1:00pm-3:00pm


Mon

Jun 19

Linkedin
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 20

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

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


Tue

Jun 20

Networking
Walkerton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 20

Occupational Research
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 20

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


Wed

Jun 21

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jun 21

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jun 21

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


Wed

Jun 21

Health, Safety and Employment Standards
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jun 21

Maintaining Mental Health
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 21

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 21

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Mississauga
6:00pm-8:00pm


Thu

Jun 22

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


Thu

Jun 22

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


Thu

Jun 22

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


Thu

Jun 22

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


Thu

Jun 22

Job Search Tools
Wiarton
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Jun 22

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


Thu

Jun 22

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


Fri

Jun 23

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


Mon

Jun 26

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


Mon

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 27

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-3:00pm


Tue

Jun 27

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 27

Networking
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 27

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 27

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

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


Tue

Jun 27

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 28

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


Wed

Jun 28

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


Wed

Jun 28

LinkedIn
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jun 28

LinkedIn
Scarborough
10:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Jun 28

Newcomers
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jun 28

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


Thu

Jun 29

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


Thu

Jun 29

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


Thu

Jun 29

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Jun 29

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


Thu

Jun 29

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


Thu

Jun 29

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


Thu

Jun 29

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


Thu

Jun 29

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


Thu

Jun 29

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


Fri

Jun 30

Newcomers
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


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: