Employment Service helps job seekers find meaningful long-term employment by providing access to job search resources, personalized career advice and labour market information. The goal of this program is to teach essential job search skills, identify training needs and support career exploration.This program is funded by the government of Ontario and, provided to job seekers and employers for free.

For more information about the Employment Service program, or to register, fill out an information request form or contact: 1-888-336-9500.

Upcoming Employment Service Events

Click one of the events below for more information or to register for a free Employment Service event.

Employment Service Workshops

Mon

Sep 25

Networking
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Sep 25

Career Advancement
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Sep 25

LinkedIn
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Sep 25

Disclosure of Disability
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Job Interviews
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Resume Building
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Toronto
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Cover Letters
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Occupational Research
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Occupational Research
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Occupational Research
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Occupational Research
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Sep 26

Occupational Research
Walkerton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Sep 27

Job Interviews
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Sep 27

Newcomers
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Sep 28

Job Interviews
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Sep 28

Job Interviews
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Sep 28

Job Interviews
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Sep 28

Job Interviews
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Sep 28

Job Interviews
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Thu

Sep 28

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Sep 28

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Fri

Sep 29

Job Interviews
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Oct 2

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Oct 3

Resume Building
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Oct 3

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Oct 4

Resume Building
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Oct 4

Cover Letters
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Oct 9

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Oct 10

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Fri

Oct 13

Job Interviews
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Oct 24

Occupational Research
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


More upcoming workshops…

Employment Service Hiring Events

Program Benefits

Job Seekers

  • Free access to employment resources
  • Free career exploration workshops
  • Free career management workshops
  • Job matching services and job postings
  • Job search and work transition support
  • Financial supports may be available

Employers

  • Meeting space for hiring events
  • Candidate referrals and screening
  • Job promotion and advertisements
  • Interviewing and on-boarding support
  • Financial incentives may be available to employers who hire and provide on-the-job training to qualified candidates

Program services

Employment Resources

Job Search

  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Networking and interviews
  • Job search plan
  • Hidden job market
  • Job referrals
  • Apprenticeship opportunities

Career Counseling

  • Employment assessment
  • Transferable skills assessment
  • Re-training needs assessment
  • Workplace re-entry support

Job Retention

  • Soft skills training
  • Stress management
  • Effective work habits
  • Advice and mentorship

Career Exploration

  • Assistance identifying goals
  • Interest and aptitude testing
  • Industry insights

Application Assistance

  • Second Career
  • Ontario Job Creation Partnerships
  • Financial supports

Downloads

“I don’t even place ads for job vacancies anymore — VPI takes care of everything.”— Client Testimonial

Eligibility and Suitability

Job Seekers

In order to be eligible for the Employment Service program, job seekers must be:

  • Unemployed and not enrolled in full-time training or education (exceptions may apply)
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • A resident of Ontario

Employers

In order to be eligible for the Employment Service program, employers must:

  • Provide program participant with standard employment terms, conditions and benefits; including placement on payroll
  • Offer a job placement based in Ontario
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Not receive government funds for the same job placement
  • Not displace existing staff or replace laid-off staff
  • Not hire immediate family (e.g. parents, spouse or child)
  • Not be a federal, provincial or municipal government agency
  • Not be a service provider for Employment Ontario
  • Maintain good standing regarding: