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As an Employment Ontario service provider, we offer free services, programs and resources to help job seekers identify, prepare for and attain suitable, sustainable employment. For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

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Job Seeker Success Story

Programs and encouragement to help with your job search

Client:Jane
Goal: Finding a new job
Challenge: Lack of knowledge about career options, confidence
Support offered: Career Cruising software, one-on-one coaching

“VPI helped me see that my experience and skills are transferable and do mean something.”

Jane, former job seeker

Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn't sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

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Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn’t sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

Events & Workshops

Every month we host various events at our branches to help job seekers develop their job search skills and get back to work. Registration is required and all events are free, unless otherwise indicated. Click an event listing to see more details and to register.

FEATURED EVENTS

Crabby Joe's

Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 pm
Positions: Front of House Manager, Bartender, Servers, Line Cooks, Dishwashers, Hostesses

Financial Planning

Wednesday, October 31 | 10:30 am
Learn how to manage your finances and save for youreducation, retirement and inheritance. Presented by World Financial Group.

Plan accordingly! View all of our events this month by clicking through to our monthly calendar.

Job fairs & Hiring Events

RONA (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Cashiers, Receivers, Team Members, Lumber Yard Team Members

Crabby Joe’s (Ajax) | Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Front of House Manager, Bartender, Servers, Line Cooks, Dishwashers, Hostesses

Meridian Security (Vaughan) | Monday, November 5 | 10:00 am

Positions: Security Guards, Concierge

Purolator (Hamilton) | Monday, November 5 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Warehouse Sorters, Couriers

FirstService Residential (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 7 | 10:00 am

Positions: Cleaners, Front Desk Associates

Purolator (Mississauga) | Wednesday, November 7 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for multiple positions with Purolator.

Xtreme Steel and Profiles (Georgetown) | Thursday, November 8 | 2:00 pm

Positions: Machine Operators and Material Handlers

PROCOR Limited (Hamilton) | Friday, November 9 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Helpers, Senior Helpers

Tim Hortons (Etobicoke) | Friday, November 9 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Servers

Fall Job Fair (Georgetown) | Tuesday, November 13 | 1:00 pm

Employers: Booster Juice, Firehouse Subs
Positions: Crew Member, Shift Leaders, Assistant Managers, Managers, Team Leaders

Purolator (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 am

Pre-screening interviews for: Couriers, Sorters

Purolator (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, November 14 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Warehouse Sorters

Special Events

Info Session: Continuing Education Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, October 25 | 11:30 am

Learn about education options, including: acquiring your grade 12 diploma, courses for newcomers, skills upgrading and career-related programs. Presented by Durham District School Board.

Financial Planning (Ajax) | Wednesday, October 31 | 10:30 am

Learn how to manage your finances and save for youreducation, retirement and inheritance. Presented by World Financial Group.

Custom Job Search Support (Ajax) | Wednesday, October 31 | 2:00 pm

Research employers who are looking to hire youth with one-on-one help from our expert staff.

Info Session: Local Training Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, November 1 | 11:30 am

Find out about training, career and community programs available through Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Center.

Info Session: Continuing Education Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, November 8 | 11:30 am

Learn about education options, including: acquiring your grade 12 diploma, courses for newcomers, skills upgrading and career-related programs. Presented by Durham District School Board.

Benefits of Volunteering (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 14 | 2:00 pm

Find out how becoming a volunteer can help you with your job search and enrich your community. Presented by United Way.

Workshops

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, October 23 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, October 23 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Occupational Research (Ajax) | Tuesday, October 23 | 2:00 pm

What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Tuesday, October 30 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

Apprenticeships (Ajax) | Tuesday, October 30 | 2:00 pm

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 6 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 6 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Networking (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 6 | 2:00 pm

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That’s a lot! The only way to connect with these ‘hidden’ jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.

OSAP (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 7 | 9:00 am

Learn about the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), including the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines, and what to expect through the application and repayment process. This event is ideal for anyone who wishes to apply to a post-secondary institution and requires additional financial support.

Second Career Orientation (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 7 | 10:00 am

In this session, you will receive an overview of the Second Career program including detailed information about the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines and what to expect through the application process.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 13 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 13 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 13 | 2:00 pm

When can your boss fire you without warning? Do you always earn overtime pay for working on a holiday? If your coworkers make sexist jokes or spread gossip about you, what can you do? This workshop helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a worker, which gives you real power and makes everyone safer.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 14 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

LinkedIn (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 14 | 11:00 am

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 20 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 20 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Networking (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 20 | 2:00 pm

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That’s a lot! The only way to connect with these ‘hidden’ jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.

Customer Service Excellence (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 21 | 9:30 am

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology – it is the result of truly understanding the customer’s expectations and finding ways to exceed them. Join us for a full day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.

Job Interviews (Ajax Public Library- Main Branch) | Wednesday, November 21 | 1:00 pm

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 27 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 27 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Career Advancement (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 27 | 2:00 pm

You got a job—now what? Many people don’t think about how to advance their careers after getting hired; they just take a job and wing it. But with a little knowledge and preparation, you can make the most of the opportunities offered in your workplace and create new ones for yourself. This workshop discusses life after the hire.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 28 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

Apprenticeships (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 28 | 2:00 pm

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

Nearby Events

Smart Serve Certification (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 23 | 9:30 am

Free Smart Serve training and certification to give you the ability to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Presented by Durham Essential Skills.

Info Session: Service Canada (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 23 | 2:00 pm

Learn about Service Canada’s current programs and services available to the public.

Settlement Services for Newcomers (Oshawa) | Wednesday, October 24 | 2:00 pm

Learn about programs available at Simcoe Hall Settlement Services including: Sassy Seniors Club, Christmas toy & food program, Backpack program, Rummage Room afterschool program, and volunteer opportunities.

Food Handler Certification (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 30 | 9:30 am

Learn how to handle food safely with a full day of free training and a certification test. Presented by Durham College Essential Skills.

Canadian Mental Health Association (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 30 | 3:00 pm

Find out about Canadian Mental Health Association and services to help you live successfully in your home and community.

First Aid & CPR Certification (Scarborough) | Thursday, November 1 | 9:00 am

First Aid & CPR Training teaches you critical skills needed to respond to a choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, November 1 | 5:00 pm

Sharpen your computer skills for employment or independence and feel more confident using the computer both at work and at home!

Info Session: Oral Health Services (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 6 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the services provided by the Durham Region Health Department’s Oral Health Division.

Info Session: Career Exploration Software (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 7 | 11:00 am

Learn about two free computer programs we offer in our branch to help you explore career options and test your skills.

Financial Literacy (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 14 | 12:00 pm

Tips and strategies to help you with the basics of managing your finances.

Youth IT Training Programs (Scarborough) | Wednesday, November 14 | 1:00 pm

Find out about FREE training programs and services to help youth get started with a career in tech. Presented by NPower.

Financial Literacy (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 20 | 2:00 pm

Tips and strategies to help you with the basics of managing your finances.

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