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

Jan 22

Second Career Orientation
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Jan 22

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
11:00am-12:30pm


Mon

Jan 22

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Jan 22

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


Mon

Jan 22

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

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


Tue

Jan 23

Networking
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jan 23

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


Wed

Jan 24

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


Wed

Jan 24

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


Wed

Jan 24

LinkedIn
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Jan 25

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


Thu

Jan 25

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


Thu

Jan 25

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


Thu

Jan 25

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


Thu

Jan 25

Second Career Orientation
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm


Fri

Jan 26

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


Fri

Jan 26

Second Career Orientation
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Jan 29

LinkedIn
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am


Tue

Jan 30

LinkedIn
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

Workplace Communication
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jan 30

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jan 30

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jan 30

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jan 30

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


Tue

Jan 30

Job Interviews
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jan 30

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jan 31

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jan 31

Disclosure of Disability
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Feb 1

Second Career Orientation
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Feb 1

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Feb 1

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Feb 1

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


Thu

Feb 1

Job Search Tools
Kincardine
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Feb 1

Second Career Orientation
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Feb 1

Second Career Orientation
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Thu

Feb 1

Teamwork and Leadership
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Feb 1

Networking
Scarborough
1:00pm-2:30pm


Thu

Feb 1

Maintaining Mental Health
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Feb 1

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Scarborough
4:00pm-5:30pm


Fri

Feb 2

Second Career Orientation
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Feb 5

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


Mon

Feb 5

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 6

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


Tue

Feb 6

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 6

Networking
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 6

Job Interviews
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Feb 7

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


Wed

Feb 7

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Feb 7

Second Career Orientation
Ajax
10:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Feb 7

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


Wed

Feb 7

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


Thu

Feb 8

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


Thu

Feb 8

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


Thu

Feb 8

Job Search Tools
Port Elgin
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Feb 8

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


Thu

Feb 8

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


Fri

Feb 9

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


Fri

Feb 9

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Mon

Feb 12

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Feb 12

Disclosure of Disability
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Feb 12

LinkedIn
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Feb 12

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 13

Newcomers
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 13

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 13

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


Tue

Feb 13

Occupational Research
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 13

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Feb 14

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


Wed

Feb 14

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


Wed

Feb 14

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Feb 14

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


Wed

Feb 14

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Feb 15

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


Thu

Feb 15

Job Search Tools
Wiarton
9:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 20

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 20

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


Tue

Feb 20

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 20

Networking
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 20

Job Interviews
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Feb 21

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


Wed

Feb 21

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


Thu

Feb 22

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


Thu

Feb 22

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


Thu

Feb 22

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


Thu

Feb 22

Second Career Orientation
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm


Fri

Feb 23

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


Mon

Feb 26

Second Career Orientation
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Feb 26

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
11:00am-12:30pm


Mon

Feb 26

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Tue

Feb 27

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


Wed

Feb 28

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Feb 28

Job Interviews
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


More upcoming workshops…

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: