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

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

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


Tue

Jul 4

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 4

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 4

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 4

Networking
Walkerton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 4

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jul 5

LinkedIn
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jul 5

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


Wed

Jul 5

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


Wed

Jul 5

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


Wed

Jul 5

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


Wed

Jul 5

Career Advancement
Scarborough
10:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Jul 5

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


Wed

Jul 5

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Jul 6

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


Thu

Jul 6

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


Thu

Jul 6

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


Thu

Jul 6

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


Thu

Jul 6

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


Thu

Jul 6

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


Thu

Jul 6

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


Fri

Jul 7

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


Fri

Jul 7

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


Fri

Jul 7

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Mon

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

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


Tue

Jul 11

Networking
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 11

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 11

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 11

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


Wed

Jul 12

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


Wed

Jul 12

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


Wed

Jul 12

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


Wed

Jul 12

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


Wed

Jul 12

Workplace Communication
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jul 12

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


Wed

Jul 12

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


Wed

Jul 12

Newcomers
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Jul 13

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


Thu

Jul 13

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


Thu

Jul 13

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


Thu

Jul 13

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


Thu

Jul 13

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


Thu

Jul 13

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


Thu

Jul 13

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


Fri

Jul 14

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


Fri

Jul 14

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


Fri

Jul 14

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Mon

Jul 17

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


Mon

Jul 17

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


Mon

Jul 17

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


Mon

Jul 17

LinkedIn
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Jul 17

Newcomers
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 18

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 18

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 18

Networking
Walkerton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 18

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 18

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Tue

Jul 18

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


Wed

Jul 19

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


Wed

Jul 19

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


Wed

Jul 19

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


Wed

Jul 19

Newcomers
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jul 19

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


Wed

Jul 19

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


Wed

Jul 19

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Jul 19

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


Wed

Jul 19

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


Wed

Jul 19

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jul 19

LinkedIn
Mississauga
6:00pm-8:00pm


Thu

Jul 20

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


Thu

Jul 20

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


Thu

Jul 20

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


Thu

Jul 20

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


Thu

Jul 20

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


Thu

Jul 20

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


Thu

Jul 20

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


Fri

Jul 21

LinkedIn
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Jul 24

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


Mon

Jul 24

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


Mon

Jul 24

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


Mon

Jul 24

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


Mon

Jul 24

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


Mon

Jul 24

LinkedIn
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 25

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Tue

Jul 25

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


Wed

Jul 26

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


Wed

Jul 26

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


Wed

Jul 26

Disclosure of Disability
Mississauga
10:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jul 26

Newcomers
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Jul 27

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


Thu

Jul 27

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


Thu

Jul 27

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


Thu

Jul 27

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


Thu

Jul 27

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


Thu

Jul 27

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


Fri

Jul 28

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


Mon

Jul 31

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


Mon

Jul 31

Teamwork and Leadership
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Jul 31

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


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: