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

Jun 25

Career Advancement
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Jun 25

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

Apprenticeships
Scarborough
1:00pm-2:00pm


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 26

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jun 26

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


Tue

Jun 26

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


Wed

Jun 27

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


Wed

Jun 27

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


Wed

Jun 27

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


Wed

Jun 27

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


Wed

Jun 27

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


Wed

Jun 27

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


Thu

Jun 28

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


Thu

Jun 28

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


Thu

Jun 28

Apprenticeships
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Thu

Jun 28

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


Thu

Jun 28

Job Interviews
Scarborough
10:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Jun 28

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


Thu

Jun 28

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


Fri

Jun 29

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

Second Career Orientation
Port Elgin
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 3

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 3

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


Tue

Jul 3

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:30pm


Tue

Jul 3

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


Wed

Jul 4

Apprenticeships
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Jul 4

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


Wed

Jul 4

OSAP
Ajax
9:00am-10:00am


Wed

Jul 4

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


Wed

Jul 4

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


Wed

Jul 4

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


Wed

Jul 4

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jul 4

OSAP
Oshawa
2:00pm-3:00pm


Thu

Jul 5

Job Interviews
Kincardine
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Jul 5

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


Thu

Jul 5

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


Thu

Jul 5

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


Thu

Jul 5

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


Thu

Jul 5

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
10:30am-12:00pm


Fri

Jul 6

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


Fri

Jul 6

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


Fri

Jul 6

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


Mon

Jul 9

Job Interviews
Port Elgin
9:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Jul 9

LinkedIn
Hamilton
9:30am-11:30am


Mon

Jul 9

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


Mon

Jul 9

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Scarborough
1:00pm-2:00pm


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

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


Tue

Jul 10

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 10

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 10

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 10

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


Wed

Jul 11

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


Wed

Jul 11

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


Wed

Jul 11

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


Wed

Jul 11

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


Wed

Jul 11

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


Wed

Jul 11

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Wed

Jul 11

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


Thu

Jul 12

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


Thu

Jul 12

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


Thu

Jul 12

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


Thu

Jul 12

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


Thu

Jul 12

Job Interviews
Scarborough
10:00am-12:00pm


Fri

Jul 13

LinkedIn
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Fri

Jul 13

Job Interviews
Etobicoke
9:30am-11:00am


Fri

Jul 13

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

Occupational Research
Scarborough
1:00pm-2:00pm


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 17

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 17

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


Tue

Jul 17

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


Wed

Jul 18

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


Wed

Jul 18

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


Wed

Jul 18

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


Wed

Jul 18

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


Wed

Jul 18

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jul 18

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


Wed

Jul 18

OSAP
Toronto
2:00pm-3:30pm


Thu

Jul 19

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


Thu

Jul 19

Job Interviews
Wiarton
9:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Jul 19

OSAP
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Jul 23

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


Mon

Jul 23

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


Mon

Jul 23

LinkedIn
Scarborough
10:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Jul 23

Apprenticeships
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm


Mon

Jul 23

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 24

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


Tue

Jul 24

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 24

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Jul 25

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


Wed

Jul 25

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


Wed

Jul 25

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


Wed

Jul 25

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


Wed

Jul 25

Apprenticeships
Ajax
2:00pm-2:45pm


Wed

Jul 25

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


Thu

Jul 26

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


Thu

Jul 26

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


Thu

Jul 26

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


Thu

Jul 26

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


Thu

Jul 26

Apprenticeships
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Thu

Jul 26

Job Interviews
Scarborough
1:00pm-3:00pm


Fri

Jul 27

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


Fri

Jul 27

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


Fri

Jul 27

Workplace Communication
Mississauga
10:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Jul 30

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


Mon

Jul 30

Maintaining Mental Health
Hamilton
9:30am-11:30am


Mon

Jul 30

LinkedIn
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 31

LinkedIn
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

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


Tue

Jul 31

Job Interviews
Toronto
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
  • Financial incentives may be available to employers who hire and retain youth aged 15-29

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

ES Info Sheet

“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: