Careers in the Trades

Working solutions for individuals and organizations

We provide employment programs, assessments and supportive vocational services that help residents of Ontario improve job readiness, explore training and get back to work.

As a service provider for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), we facilitate several Employment Ontario programs to help job seekers find work and training opportunities. We also work directly with employers who are looking to hire. These programs and services are free for job seekers and employers as they are funded by the government of Ontario and, in part, by the Government of Canada.

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“My situation is complicated but I didn’t feel rushed or judged at any point. The staff at VPI are really patient. They really care about your success.”
— Client testimonial

JOB SEEKER BLOG POST

Featured Jobs | April 2019

Whether you're looking for part-time, full-time or seasonal work, we've got you covered. Apply for any of these new job opportunities in April.

Looking for more jobs? Visit our job board. We have hundred of jobs available on our job board--updated daily. Read more>>


Highlights from Careers in the Trades 2019

Thank you to all of the exhibitors, sponsors and attendees of Careers in the Trades 2019. You helped make the event a success. Read more>>


Featured Workshop: Disclosure of Disability

Sign up for this free workshop to learn strategies for disclosing disabilities in the workplace. Read more>>


Customer Service Excellence Workshop | April 2019

Hone your customer service skills. Sign up for a free workshop in April. Read more>>


Help creating an effective resume

" I wanted my resume to stand out and with the tips and tricks I learned through the workshops, I was able to accomplish that.” Read more>>


Featured Jobs | March 2019

Whether you're looking for part-time, full-time or seasonal work, we've got you covered. Apply for any of these new job opportunities in March.

Looking for more jobs? Visit our job board. We have hundred of jobs available on our job board--updated daily. Read more>>


3 ways to use your March Break to find a summer job

Get a jump start on your summer job search this March break. Read more>>


Featured Workshop: Workplace Communication

Learn the value of having excellent communication skills in the workplace and develop your active listening skills. Read more>>


Free Customer Service Excellence Workshop | March 2019

Hone your customer service skills. Sign up for a free workshop in March. Read more>>


Support for starting your career in the trades

"VPI was always able to answer questions that I had and were there to support me in my job search and followed up to ensure that I was doing well after I had found a job." Read more>>


Success Story: Youth Hiring and Retention Subsidies

"It's a win-win situation for small companies that need help with the cost of hiring new employees. VPI is a game changer in my hiring process." – Dionne, Pro-Motions Ltd. Read more>>


Top Employer News From 2018

Review some of the top employment news stories from the last year. Read more>>


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