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

Apr 23

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Tue

Apr 24

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


Wed

Apr 25

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


Wed

Apr 25

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


Wed

Apr 25

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


Wed

Apr 25

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


Wed

Apr 25

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
10:00am-11:30am


Wed

Apr 25

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


Wed

Apr 25

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


Wed

Apr 25

LinkedIn
Terryberry Library
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

Apr 26

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


Thu

Apr 26

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


Thu

Apr 26

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


Thu

Apr 26

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


Fri

Apr 27

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


Fri

Apr 27

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Georgetown
10:00am-12:00pm


Fri

Apr 27

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


Mon

Apr 30

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


Mon

Apr 30

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 1

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 1

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 1

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 1

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 1

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


Tue

May 1

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm


Tue

May 1

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

May 2

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


Wed

May 2

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


Thu

May 3

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


Thu

May 3

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


Thu

May 3

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


Thu

May 3

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


Thu

May 3

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


Thu

May 3

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


Thu

May 3

Maintaining Mental Health
Georgetown
1:30pm-3:30pm


Thu

May 3

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


Fri

May 4

LinkedIn
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Fri

May 4

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


Mon

May 7

Occupational Research
Scarborough
10:00am-11:30am


Mon

May 7

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:30pm


Tue

May 8

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


Tue

May 8

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Oshawa
2:15pm-4:15pm


Wed

May 9

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


Wed

May 9

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


Wed

May 9

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


Wed

May 9

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


Wed

May 9

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm


Wed

May 9

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


Wed

May 9

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


Thu

May 10

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


Thu

May 10

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


Thu

May 10

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


Thu

May 10

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


Thu

May 10

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


Thu

May 10

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


Fri

May 11

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


Fri

May 11

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


Fri

May 11

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Hamilton
9:30am-11:30am


Fri

May 11

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Mon

May 14

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


Mon

May 14

LinkedIn
Scarborough
1:00pm-3:00pm


Mon

May 14

Job Search Support
Kincardine
1:00pm-4:30pm


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 15

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 15

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 15

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 15

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 15

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


Tue

May 15

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


Wed

May 16

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


Wed

May 16

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


Wed

May 16

Newcomers
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

May 17

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


Thu

May 17

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


Thu

May 17

LinkedIn
Georgetown
1:30pm-3:30pm


Fri

May 18

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

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


Tue

May 22

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

May 23

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


Wed

May 23

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


Wed

May 23

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


Wed

May 23

Apprenticeships
Ajax
2:00pm-2:45pm


Wed

May 23

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


Thu

May 24

Apprenticeships
Toronto
8:30am-11:30am


Thu

May 24

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


Thu

May 24

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


Thu

May 24

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


Thu

May 24

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


Thu

May 24

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


Fri

May 25

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


Fri

May 25

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


Fri

May 25

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Georgetown
10:00am-12:00pm


Fri

May 25

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


Mon

May 28

Workplace Communication
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

May 28

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


Mon

May 28

Apprenticeships
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:30pm


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

LinkedIn
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

Apprenticeships
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 29

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 29

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 29

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

May 29

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


Tue

May 29

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


Wed

May 30

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


Wed

May 30

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


Wed

May 30

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


Wed

May 30

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Thu

May 31

Teamwork and Leadership
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

May 31

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


Thu

May 31

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


Thu

May 31

Conflict Resolution
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm


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: