The links below have been compiled to help job seekers through every stage of their job search. Whether you want to research local job opportunities, prepare for an interview, learn your rights as a worker in Ontario or develop practical skills, these resources can help. Click any of the links below to find out more:

Building self-reliance

Community and Recreation

Disability and the workplace

  • AODA guidelines – Information about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
  • Workplace roles fact sheet – Facts about the duties of employers, unions, and workers in relation to people with disabilities.
  • Guide to the Disability Tax Credit – This guide from TurboTax explains the disability tax credit, the approval process, and how to claim the credit when filing your taxes.

Education and Skills Development

Health

Job boards and job search

Job interviews and resumes

Language and Literacy

Maintaining mental health

  • Managing anger – Tips and techniques for managing anger.
  • Managing anxiety – Advice for handling both day-to-day and long-term stress from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
  • Managing stress – An archive of stress-related articles, covering topics like coping with long work hours and life changes.
  • Ontario Mental Health Helpline – Contact information for the Ontario Mental Health Helpline–an organization that provides emotional support, and can connect you to publicly funded mental health services.
  • Positive visualization – Information on the benefits of positive visualization when preparing for job interviews.

Networking

  • Hidden job market – An overview of accessing “the hidden job market”.
  • Job Fair & Training Expo – Information about one of the largest annual Ontario-based job fairs, featuring employers and recruiters.
  • LinkedIn – A popular social media platform specifically for professional networking.

Occupational research

Self-assessment

  • Dunning-Kruger effect – A summary of “why we overestimate our competence”.
  • Finding your strengths – A guide and quiz for identifying and making the most of your talents, knowledge and skills.
  • Healthy choices – An overview of healthy lifestyle choices including information about nutrition, activity, and hygiene.
  • Holland Code career test – Information about the “Holland Career” codes, and an online version of the quiz.
  • Holland Code careers – Information about careers specific to “Holland Career” codes.
  • Learning styles – Information about different learning styles, including an online learning styles assessment.
  • Problem solving strategies – Description of more than fifty problem-solving techniques.

Settlement

Workplace Communication and Conflict resolution

Workplace Health & safety

Workplace Skills and training

  • Belbin team roles – Information and exercises on the topic of teamwork from the official website of the Belbin Team Roles theory
  • GCF Learn Free – An online resource for learning software skills, math, literacy and more.
  • Khan Academy – A free resource for a variety of online training and elearning programs.
  • Leadership styles – Information about leadership styles including a self-assessment quiz.
  • Lynda – A paid resource for a variety of online training and elearning programs.
  • Ontario Skills Passport – Descriptions of essential skills and work habits important for success in work, learning and life.
  • Typing skills – An online test to measure your typing skills.
  • Understanding essential skills – Definitions of the nine essential workplace skills, from the Government of Canada.

These external links are provided to job seekers as a convenience and do not constitute an endorsement by VPI Working Solutions. VPI Working Solutions is not responsible for any of the content of external sites.