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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

June Job Fair

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

Info Session: Employment Service

Monday, June 17 | 1:30 pm
This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

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

Info Session: Employment Service (York Gate Employment And Social Services) | Tuesday, May 28 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Employment Service (YorkGate Employment and Social Services) | Tuesday, June 4 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Monday, June 17 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, June 19 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment and Social Services) | Tuesday, June 25 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, June 26 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!
Workshops

Teamwork and Leadership (Vaughan) | Monday, May 27 | 9:00 am

Should a group leader be a charismatic motivator, a knowledgeable bureaucrat, or a strict authoritarian? When working with others, does every teammate need to ‘pull their own weight’? What kind of roles exist in every group, and which one suits you the best? This course will give you knowledge and hands-on practice in honing your leadership and teamwork skills.

Resume Building (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Apprenticeships (Vaughan) | Wednesday, May 29 | 2:00 pm

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | Thursday, May 30 | 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.

Resume Building (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, June 5 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Occupational Research (Vaughan) | Thursday, June 6 | 10:00 am

What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.

LinkedIn (Vaughan) | Friday, June 7 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Vaughan) | Monday, June 10 | 10:00 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.

Resume Building (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Vaughan) | Friday, June 14 | 9:30 am

When can your boss fire you without warning? Do you always earn overtime pay for working on a holiday? If your coworkers make sexist jokes or spread gossip about you, what can you do? This workshop helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a worker, which gives you real power and makes everyone safer.

Resume Building (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Career Advancement (Vaughan) | Wednesday, June 19 | 9:30 am

You got a job—now what? Many people don’t think about how to advance their careers after getting hired; they just take a job and wing it. But with a little knowledge and preparation, you can make the most of the opportunities offered in your workplace and create new ones for yourself. This workshop discusses life after the hire.

Customer Service Excellence (Vaughan) | 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.

Maintaining Mental Health (Vaughan) | Monday, June 24 | 10:00 am

Stress. Anger. Depression. We all feel them sometimes, but when they become a constant presence, every part of our lives suffers, and things may start to spiral out of control. This course will introduce you to some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, as well as some strategies for dealing with them.

Resume Building (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | 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.
Nearby Events

Info Session: One Toronto Gaming (Barbara Frum Public Library) | Tuesday, May 28 | 1:00 pm

Learn about job opportunities with One Toronto Gaming and Casino Woodbine and prepare for the upcoming hiring event on June 27.

Professional and Life Skills Program (Scarborough) | Monday, June 3 | 10:00 am

This 4-week program is designed to help people with disabilities build personal and professional skills. Presented in partnership with Brands for Canada.

Info Session: One Toronto Gaming (Scarborough) | Wednesday, June 5 | 1:00 pm

Learn about job opportunities with One Toronto Gaming and Casino Woodbine and prepare for the upcoming hiring event on June 27.

Applying to College as a Mature Student (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am

Learn how to successfully apply to college as a mature student. Presented by Seneca College.

Using Art to Set Goals (Scarborough) | Thursday, June 13 | 5:00 pm

Create art as a means relaxation, self-healing and self-discovery. Learn to use art to build your self-esteem, increase confidence and re-focus on your goals.

Food Handler Certification (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, June 27 | 9:00 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this free training course and certification test. Presented by the YorkSafe Food Handler Certification program.
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