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As an Employment Ontario service provider, we offer free services, programs and resources to help job seekers identify, prepare for and attain suitable, sustainable employment. For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

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Job Seeker Success Story

Finding the right job quickly

Client:Narvir
Goal: Find a job to gain experience
Challenge: Difficulty getting interviews
Support offered: Resume support, one-on-one career counselling

“VPI helped me secure a golden opportunity in the most efficient way possible.”

– Narvir, former job seeker

Situation

Looking to earn money for school and gain some real-world work experience, Narvir had been applying for jobs on job boards but had not been called in for any interviews.

After seeing a job opportunity posted by VPI on behalf of one of our employers, Narvir scheduled an appointment to come in and see how we could help him with his job search.

Narvir met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on developing Narvir's resume. While his resume was current, it was not tailored to the industry or any of the specific jobs he was applying for.

With his revised resume, Narvir began applying for jobs again. Almost instantly, he received an interview for an office administrative role. Within a few days of coming in to talk to a Career Specialist, Narvir had been offered and accepted a job.

If you're having difficulty finding the right job, we can help. Contact us today for help with your resume.

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Situation

Looking to earn money for school and gain some real-world work experience, Narvir had been applying for jobs on job boards but had not been called in for any interviews.

After seeing a job opportunity posted by VPI on behalf of one of our employers, Narvir scheduled an appointment to come in and see how we could help him with his job search.

Narvir met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on developing Narvir’s resume. While his resume was current, it was not tailored to the industry or any of the specific jobs he was applying for.

With his revised resume, Narvir began applying for jobs again. Almost instantly, he received an interview for an office administrative role. Within a few days of coming in to talk to a Career Specialist, Narvir had been offered and accepted a job.

If you’re having difficulty finding the right job, we can help. Contact us today for help with your resume.

Events & Workshops

Every month we host various events at our branches to help job seekers develop their job search skills and get back to work. Registration is required and all events are free, unless otherwise indicated. Click an event listing to see more details and to register.

FEATURED EVENTS

Smart Serve Certification

Friday, June 14 | 9:00 am
Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Plan accordingly! View all of our events this month by clicking through to our monthly calendar.

Job fairs & Hiring Events

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, June 11 | 9:30 am

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, June 11 | 4:30 pm

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

June Job Fair (Vaughan) | Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am

Employers: Jack Astor’s, First Service Residential
Positions: Cooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Security Guards, Superintendents, Front Desk Associates, Heavy and Light Duty Cleaners

Kelseys (Mississauga) | Wednesday, June 12 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Line Cook, Server, Host/Hostess

Amica (Georgetown) | Tuesday, June 18 | 10:00 am

Positions: Registered Care Partners (PSW), Wellness Nurses, Concierge, Housekeepers, Sous Chef, Cooks, Dining Room Servers, Dishwashers

Dehart & Stauffer (Oshawa) | Tuesday, June 18 | 12:00 pm

Positions: New Business Specialist, Advisor Insurance
Special Events

Smart Serve Certification (Hamilton) | Friday, June 14 | 9:00 am

Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.
Workshops

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, May 28 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Hamilton) | Tuesday, May 28 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Second Career Orientation (Hamilton) | Wednesday, May 29 | 9:30 am

In this session, you will receive an overview of the Second Career program including detailed information about the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines and what to expect through the application process.

Job Search Cafe (Hamilton) | Thursday, May 30 | 2:00 pm

Come for coffee, stay for the networking! This event is a casual meeting place where existing clients can share their job search experiences and network with like-minded people.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 4 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 4 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Self-Assessment, Part 1 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 4 | 2:00 pm

You’re not like anyone else: your natural strengths and weaknesses, your learning styles, and the way you solve problems are some of the things that make you unique. But a lot of people have trouble seeing their own strengths objectively. This course is designed to help you gain insight into the type of person—and worker—you are.

LinkedIn (Hamilton) | Thursday, June 6 | 10:00 am

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Networking (Hamilton) | Thursday, June 6 | 2:00 pm

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That’s a lot! The only way to connect with these ‘hidden’ jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 11 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 11 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Self-Assessment, Part 2 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 11 | 2:00 pm

In Self-Assessment Part 1, you learned about strengths, learning styles, and problem solving. In this course, we show how your interests, skills, and personal values lay the foundations for smart career choices. By the end of the workshop you will have a clearer idea of where you might belong.

Job Interviews (Hamilton) | Thursday, June 13 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

Workplace Communication (Hamilton) | Thursday, June 13 | 2:00 pm

Sometimes we say things that are immediately taken the wrong way. Sometimes we hear an attack where none was intended. This course focuses on how to get along in the workplace: we work on communication techniques, assertiveness, and showcasing a positive, likeable attitude—even on a bad day!

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 18 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 18 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Self-Assessment, Part 1 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 18 | 2:00 pm

You’re not like anyone else: your natural strengths and weaknesses, your learning styles, and the way you solve problems are some of the things that make you unique. But a lot of people have trouble seeing their own strengths objectively. This course is designed to help you gain insight into the type of person—and worker—you are.

Second Career Orientation (Hamilton) | Wednesday, June 19 | 9:30 am

In this session, you will receive an overview of the Second Career program including detailed information about the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines and what to expect through the application process.

Customer Service Excellence (Hamilton) | Thursday, June 20 | 9:30 am

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology – it is the result of truly understanding the customer’s expectations and finding ways to exceed them. Join us for a full day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 25 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 25 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Self-Assessment, Part 2 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, June 25 | 2:00 pm

In Self-Assessment Part 1, you learned about strengths, learning styles, and problem solving. In this course, we show how your interests, skills, and personal values lay the foundations for smart career choices. By the end of the workshop you will have a clearer idea of where you might belong.

Job Interviews (Hamilton) | Thursday, June 27 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

LinkedIn (Hamilton) | Thursday, June 27 | 2:00 pm

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.
Nearby Events

Careers in Cannabis (Mississauga) | Wednesday, June 12 | 9:00 am

Learn about labour market trends, training opportunities and in-demand jobs in the medical cannabis industry. Presented by the North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology.
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Hot Jobs

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