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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

Help assessing and developing workplace skills

Client:Patrice
Goal: Build work experience and confidence
Challenge: Developing skills; building work experience
Support offered: Job search support; workshops; resume support

“VPI is a great place to assess your skills sets and learn about resources to help you develop and find employment.”

– Patrice, former job seeker

Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, we can help. Contact us today.

Read the whole story

Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, 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

Smart Serve Certification

Tuesday, August 27 | 9:00 am
Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Careers with Sentient HR Services

Thursday, September 12 | 11:00 am
Find out about Sentient HR Services, including upcoming positions and tips for applying successfully.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Sobeys (Oshawa) | Tuesday, August 27 | 10:00 am

Positions: Deli Clerk, Bakery Clerk, Salad Bar Clerk, Cashier

FirstService Residential (Scarborough) | Wednesday, August 28 | 10:00 am

Positions: Heavy-duty Cleaners, Security Guards, Superintendent

Chagpar & Associates Law Firm (Toronto) | Wednesday, August 28 | 10:00 am

Pre-screening for: Sr Tort/AB Clerk, Legal Assistant, Associate Lawyer

Superior Glove (Georgetown) | Wednesday, August 28 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Production Associate, Warehouse & Line Operator

Bayshore Home Health (Ajax) | Thursday, August 29 | 10:00 am

Positions: Personal Support Workers, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses

The Brick (Mississauga) | Wednesday, September 4 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Warehouse Associate, Delivery Driver, Delivery Helper

Concentrix (Ajax) | Tuesday, September 10 | 1:00 pm

Positions: CSR, Bilingual CSR, Inside Sales (B2B)

Food Service Job Fair (Toronto) | Wednesday, September 11 | 10:00 am

Positions: Crew Members, Food Prep

Medical Drivers (Scarborough) | Wednesday, September 11 | 10:00 am

Positions: Medical Drivers

Concentrix (Oshawa) | Tuesday, September 17 | 1:00 pm

Positions: CSR, Bilingual CSR, Inside Sales (B2B)
Special Events

Smart Serve Certification (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, August 27 | 9:00 am

Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Careers with Sentient HR Services (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 12 | 11:00 am

Find out about Sentient HR Services, including upcoming positions and tips for applying successfully.

Info Session: Youth Job Connection (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 17 | 1:00 pm

Learn about the program eligibility requirements, benefits and how to register successfully. The program includes 60 hours of paid training (minimum wage) and job placements after workshops are completed. Full-time and part-time jobs available.
Workshops

Teamwork and Leadership (Etobicoke) | Thursday, August 29 | 9:00 am

Should a group leader be a charismatic motivator, a knowledgeable bureaucrat, or a strict authoritarian? When working with others, does every teammate need to ‘pull their own weight’? What kind of roles exist in every group, and which one suits you the best? This course will give you knowledge and hands-on practice in honing your leadership and teamwork skills.

Workplace Communication (Etobicoke) | Thursday, August 29 | 2:00 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!

Resume Building (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 3 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 3 | 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.

LinkedIn (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 3 | 2:00 pm

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.

Workplace Essential Skills (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 5 | 10:00 am

What percentage of 230 is 43, and how do you find out? How do you compose a project proposal, and then how do you give a great presentation on it? Some workplace skills are so common as to be almost universal, including basic math, literacy, computer use, and others. This workshop is a great way to check in with those skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.

Building Self-Reliance (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 5 | 2:00 pm

Self-reliance is about taking charge of your life. Being able to set personal goals, plan your own budget, and manage your time will make you a more independent person. Being able to respond gracefully to life’s little emergencies will make you a more reliable, helpful person to have around. This course offers some basic tools to get you started.

Resume Building (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 10 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 10 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 10 | 2:00 pm

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.

Job Interviews (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 12 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 17 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 17 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 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.

Resume Building (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 24 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 24 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, September 24 | 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 (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 26 | 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.

OSAP (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 26 | 11:00 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.

Newcomers (Etobicoke) | Thursday, September 26 | 2:00 pm

Being a newcomer to Canada can be difficult and confusing. This course is designed to help. It introduces newcomers to Ontario’s workplace culture and laws. It also offers advice to help them find jobs. Finally, this course gives links to useful information about finding a home, a doctor, and other services.
Nearby Events

Financial Literacy 101 (Mississauga) | Wednesday, September 18 | 9:30 am

Learn effective strategies for saving, budgeting and developing critical life skills in financial management. Presented by Primerica.
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