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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

Job Search Help for Recent Immigrants

Client:Nihar
Goal: Find first Canadian job in field of choice
Challenge: Lack of Canadian work experience
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, Resume critique, Mock interview

“VPI helps you in getting the basics right and encourages you to never stop trying until you get what you’re looking for.””

– Nihar, former job seeker

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Service Canada Orientation

Tuesday, December 18 | 9:00 am
This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Services program can help you find, and keep a job!

Applying for Jobs Online

Wednesday, January 9 | 1:00 pm
Learn tips and best-practices to ensure your online job application gets the attention it deserves.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Winter Job Fair (Oshawa) | Tuesday, December 18 | 12:00 pm

Employers: Purolator, SMC Versatile, Bridges
Positions: Warehouse Sorters, Couriers, Personal Support Workers, Early Childhood Educators

Staff Plus (Mississauga) | Wednesday, December 19 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labour, Forklift Operator, Skilled Direct Hire

Maple Leaf (Hamilton) | Friday, January 4 | 12:00 pm

Positions: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers

Versatile Care (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 9 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Personal Support Workers, Construction Associates

Weed Man (Hamilton) | Friday, January 11 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Door-to-door Lead Generators

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, January 15 | 4:30 pm

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

Comfort Keepers (Georgetown) | Tuesday, January 22 | 11:00 am

Positions: PSWs, RPNs, Dietary Aides, Housekeeping

Winter Job Fair (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 22 | 12:00 pm

Positions: Order Picker, Packaging, Production Line Workers

Minus Forty (Georgetown) | Thursday, January 24 | 2:00 pm

Positions: Production Assembly Workers

Special Events

Service Canada Orientation (Service Canada) | Tuesday, December 18 | 9:00 am

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Services program can help you find, and keep a job!

Applying for Jobs Online (Ajax Library) | Wednesday, January 9 | 1:00 pm

Learn tips and best-practices to ensure your online job application gets the attention it deserves.

Managing Debt (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 23 | 1:00 pm

Learn the importance of financial literacy, how to manage credit and debt, and effective financial planning strategies. Presented by World Financial Group.

Job Search Tips from Human Resources (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 30 | 10:30 am

Hear from an HR professional and find out how to make the best impression in your next job interviews.

Networking Event (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 30 | 1:00 pm

Meet our expert Job Placement Specialists and network with other job seekers. Find out about job opportunities, what employers are looking for, and ask questions about your job search.

Workshops

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, December 18 | 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, December 18 | 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, December 18 | 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, December 19 | 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.

Workplace Communication (Ajax Public Library- Main Branch) | Wednesday, December 19 | 1:00 pm

Sometimes we say things that are immediately taken the wrong way. Sometimes we hear an attack where none was intended. This course focuses on how to get along in the workplace: we work on communication techniques, assertiveness, and showcasing a positive, likeable attitude—even on a bad day!

OSAP (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 2 | 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, January 2 | 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, January 8 | 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, January 8 | 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, January 8 | 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.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 9 | 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, January 9 | 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, January 15 | 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, January 15 | 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, January 15 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 16 | 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.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, January 22 | 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, January 22 | 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.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 23 | 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, January 23 | 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, January 29 | 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, January 29 | 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, January 29 | 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.

Nearby Events

Durham Labour Market Information (Oshawa) | Thursday, December 20 | 12:00 pm

Get a detailed look at the labour market in Durham Region, including job and industry trends and how to use local intelligence to conduct your job search.

Info Session: John Howard Society (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 8 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the services offered by the John Howard Society, including applying for ID, finding permanent housing and eviction prevention.

Dressing for Success (Oshawa) | Wednesday, January 9 | 11:00 am

Get tips and advice on how to dress for success at an interview. Presented by Suzy Q.

Guest Speaker: Habitat for Humanity (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 15 | 11:00 am

Find out about home building and home ownership programs as well as employment and volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity.

Becoming a CPA (Scarborough) | Tuesday, January 15 | 12:00 pm

Learn how you can earn the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation — your ticket to career success. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

How to set up a bank account (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 22 | 11:00 am

Find out how to set-up bank accounts, and the services and programs TD Canada Trust has to offer both Youth and Adults. Presented by TD Canada Trust.

Using Art to Set Goals (Scarborough) | Thursday, January 24 | 5:00 pm

Create art as a means relaxation, self-healing and self-discovery. Learn to use art to build your self-esteem, increase confidence and re-focus on your goals.

Careers in the Trades (Ajax Public Library, Rotary Room) | Tuesday, March 5 | 9:30 am

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades.

Careers in the Trades (McGregor Community Centre ) | Thursday, March 7 | 9:00 am

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades.

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