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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

Encouragement for your job search

Client:Marlene
Goal: Re-enter the workforce after a 2-year absence
Challenge: Finding encouragement to continue with job search
Support offered: One-on-one support; workshops; mock interviews; job fairs

“Thank you for everything you’ve done. You care so much.”

– Marlene, former job seeker

Situation

After being out of the workforce for 2 years, Marlene was having difficulty finding a new job. She was getting discouraged and losing motivation when she came to VPI for support.

Marlene met with a Career Specialist and they came up with a plan together to improve Marlene’s job prospects and give her the motivation she needed.

Marlene attended free workshops, applied for jobs on the VPI job board, accessed personal support funding, and attended VPI hosted job fairs. She participated in mock interviews where she learned to address difficult questions such as gaps in employment. With her Career Specialist’s support and encouragement, Marlene was able to successfully re-enter the workforce with a full-time job in the transportation industry.

If you need encouragement to continue your job search, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

After being out of the workforce for 2 years, Marlene was having difficulty finding a new job. She was getting discouraged and losing motivation when she came to VPI for support.

Marlene met with a Career Specialist and they came up with a plan together to improve Marlene’s job prospects and give her the motivation she needed.

Marlene attended free workshops, applied for jobs on the VPI job board, accessed personal support funding, and attended VPI hosted job fairs. She participated in mock interviews where she learned to address difficult questions such as gaps in employment. With her Career Specialist’s support and encouragement, Marlene was able to successfully re-enter the workforce with a full-time job in the transportation industry.

If you need encouragement to continue your job search, we can help. 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 Programs

Thursday, June 27 | 2:00 pm
Learn about Service Canada’s current programs and services available to the public.

Childcare Job Fair

Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am
Employers: Happy Kids, Bridges Kinder Connection Daycare
Positions: Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Healthcare Job Fair (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 26 | 10:00 am

Employers: AGTA Home Health Care, S.R.T. Med-Staff, Versatile Care
Positions: PSW, RN, RPN, Construction, Medical/Legal Assistant

McDonald’s and Tim Hortons (Etobicoke) | Friday, July 5 | 10:30 am

Positions: Front Counter Staff, Kitchen Staff, Guest Experience Leaders, Team Member

CMI (Toronto) | Monday, July 8 | 10:00 am

Positions: Forklift Operators, Heavy Equipment, Skid Steer, Front End Loader

Childcare Job Fair (Ajax) | Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am

Employers: Happy Kids, Bridges Kinder Connection Daycare
Positions: Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants

PACE Independent Living (Toronto) | Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am

Positions: Personal Support Workers

Canadian Smart Systems (Mississauga) | Wednesday, July 10 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Smart Home/Network Technician

CEVA Logistics (Georgetown) | Tuesday, July 16 | 10:00 am

Positions: Warehouse Workers
Special Events

Service Canada Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, June 27 | 2:00 pm

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

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, June 27 | 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.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, July 2 | 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, July 2 | 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, July 2 | 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) | Thursday, July 4 | 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) | Thursday, July 4 | 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, July 9 | 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, July 9 | 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) | Thursday, July 11 | 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) | Thursday, July 11 | 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, July 16 | 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, July 16 | 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, July 16 | 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) | Thursday, July 18 | 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, July 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, July 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.

Job Search Cafe (Ajax) | Tuesday, July 23 | 1:00 pm

Come for coffee, stay for the networking! This event is a casual meeting place where existing clients can share their job search experiences and network with like-minded people.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, July 25 | 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.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, July 30 | 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, July 30 | 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.
Nearby Events

Resources for Entrepreneurs (Oshawa) | Thursday, June 27 | 11:00 am

Find out about services, programs and resources available for entrepreneurs and business owners in the Durham area. Presented by Business Advisory Centre Durham.

First Aid & CPR Certification (Scarborough) | Thursday, July 4 | 9:00 am

2-day 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.

Volunteer Opportunities in Durham (Oshawa) | Thursday, July 4 | 2:30 pm

Learn about opportunities for volunteering and the benefits of giving back to your community. Presented by United Way of Durham Region.

Local Services for Recent Immigrants (Scarborough) | Tuesday, July 9 | 2:00 pm

Learn about free services for recent immigrants and tips for starting your new life in Canada. Presented by The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

FREE Smart Serve Certification (Oshawa) | Thursday, July 11 | 9:00 am

Smart Serve training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. This FREE certification is presented by Durham College.

Safe Food Handling Certification (Scarborough) | Friday, July 12 | 10:00 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this full-day training and certification course. Facilitated by ProMask Fit.

College programs for mature students (Oshawa) | Tuesday, July 23 | 1:30 pm

Hear from representatives from local colleges about education options for mature students, including the Second Career program.
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