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 Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), 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


Success Story: Pre-screening services to fit your company

"VPI is a team that listens and responds appropriately and promptly to the needs of their client." – Jodi, multiVIEW Locates Inc. Read more>>

Success Story: Support for Your Growing Business

"I had an excellent experience with VPI. They were very professional, saved me time, and helped me get a government grant for training my new hire...I am so glad I found VPI." – Natasha, Investor's Choice Property Management, Inc. Read more>>

2020 Trends for Employers

Labour market, staffing, and technology trends to keep your business relevant in 2020. Read more>>

6 in-demand careers in the skilled trades

Learn about 6 in-demand careers in the skilled trades. Read more>>

Programs to Support Youth

"VPI has been pivotal in supporting me to find my passion and gain the skills and experience to be successful" – Jackson, former job seeker Read more>>

Customer Service Excellence | February 2020

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

Careers in the Trades 2020

Careers in the Trades is back! Sign up for an event in your area and find out about opportunities in the skilled trades. Read more>>

3 New Year’s Resolutions to help with your job search

Get your job search off to a strong start in 2020. Read more>>

Job search support for any age

“Anybody searching for a job should attend VPI” – Samudri, former job seeker Read more>>

Customer Service Excellence | January 2020

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

LinkedIn Learning workshops

Online workshops to take your job search to the next level

Popular subjects on LinkedIn Learning--now available for VPI program participants. Read more>>

Job Search Winter

Keep your job search going this holiday season

Three reasons to continue your job search in December. Read more>>

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