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Wednesday8:30am-8pm
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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.

Job Seeker Success Story

Success Story: A Helping Hand When You Need It Most

Client:Carolin
Goal: Find full-time employment in an administrative setting
Challenge: Financial stress; self-confidence
Support offered: One-on-one support, financial assistance

“The staff NEVER gave up on me…and gave me the confidence and resources I so desperately was seeking.”

–Carolin, former job seeker

Situation

In the middle of the pandemic, Carolin found herself accepting any job offer she came across so that she can stay afloat. But, she knew she wanted something more - she wanted to find work that she can be proud of.

Her confidence was waning, and she was in the middle of a difficult situation, so she decided to contact VPI for help.

By reaching out to VPI, Carolin not only received a confidence boost; she also received resources that helped her stay afloat during the pandemic. VPI provided Carolin with resources to help her cover food and transportation costs while she was trying to find suitable work. Carolin leaned on VPI for support and VPI was always happy to lend a helping hand.

Shortly after working with VPI, Carolin found a full-time position supporting senior-level executives at a local hospital.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

In the middle of the pandemic, Carolin found herself accepting any job offer she came across so that she can stay afloat. But, she knew she wanted something more – she wanted to find work that she can be proud of.

Her confidence was waning, and she was in the middle of a difficult situation, so she decided to contact VPI for help.

By reaching out to VPI, Carolin not only received a confidence boost; she also received resources that helped her stay afloat during the pandemic. VPI provided Carolin with resources to help her cover food and transportation costs while she was trying to find suitable work. Carolin leaned on VPI for support and VPI was always happy to lend a helping hand.

Shortly after working with VPI, Carolin found a full-time position supporting senior-level executives at a local hospital.

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

Events & Workshops

Free virtual events. These events are open to anyone, but space is limited. Register today to secure your virtual spot.

Virtual Hiring Event: S&P Data

August 5 | 11:00 am
Virtual interviews for: Work from Home-Tele-sales Representative, Work from Home-Customer Care Specialist, Tele-sales Representative, Inbound Call Centre worker-Retention Services, Inbound call centre worker – Spread Care Initiative
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Occupational Research

August 6 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
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Disclosure of Disability

August 6 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
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Networking

August 9 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Info Session: Fanshawe College

August 9 | 1:00 pm
Learn about full-time and part-time post-secondary programs offered locally through Fanshawe College Huron/Bruce.
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Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers

August 9 | 1:30 pm
New to Canada? Want to explore the idea of starting a business? Find out about the practical steps you can take toward starting a business in Canada.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

August 10 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Virtual Hiring Event: Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Forge FC

August 10 | 1:00 pm
Virtual pre-screening interviews for: Ticket Scanners, Ushers, Parking Attendants, All Access Team, Retail Sales Associate
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LinkedIn

August 10 | 1:30 pm
Develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.
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Guest Speaker: Employment Insurance Benefits

August 11 | 10:00 am
Hear from a representative from Service Canada about changes and benefits updates to Employment Insurance. Presented in partnership with Service Canada.
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Resume Building

August 11 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
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Job Interviews

August 11 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
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Problem Solving

August 12 | 1:30 pm
Learn about the steps in the problem solving cycle,how to implement strategies to identify solutions and how to evaluate your solutions to see if they are successful.
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Occupational Research

August 13 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
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Disclosure of Disability

August 13 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
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Crash Course in Excel I

August 16 | 9:30 am
Learn tips and tricks for improving your skills with Microsoft Excel--a common computer program used in many jobs. Presented by IT Phenom.
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Networking

August 16 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Cultural Sensitivity

August 16 | 1:30 pm
Develop a better understanding of how to learn about and work with people whose cultural background is not the same as yours.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

August 17 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Workplace Essential Skills

August 17 | 1:30 pm
Check in with some basic workplace skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.
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Resume Building

August 18 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
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Job Interviews

August 18 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
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Customer Service Excellence

August 19 | 1:30 pm
Join us for a day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.
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Occupational Research

August 20 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
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Disclosure of Disability

August 20 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
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Crash Course in Excel II

August 23 | 9:30 am
Learn tips and tricks for further improving your skills with Microsoft Excel--a common computer program used in many jobs. Presented by IT Phenom.
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Networking

August 23 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Maintaining Mental Health

August 23 | 1:30 pm
Learn some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, and strategies for dealing with them when navigating your job search.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

August 24 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Info Session: TRIEC Mentoring Partnership for Newcomers

August 24 | 11:00 am
Find out about the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership -- a program designed to help recent immigrants build professional networks and secure meaningful employment.
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Resume Building

August 25 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
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Job Interviews

August 25 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
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Digital Literacy

August 26 | 1:30 pm
Learn about the skills you need to thrive in the digital world, how to think more critically, and how to communicate effectively online.
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Occupational Research

August 27 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
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Disclosure of Disability

August 27 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
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Networking

August 30 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

August 31 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Info Session: Careers with Amazon

September 10 | 1:30 pm
Find out about upcoming hiring opportunities with Amazon in Durham Region.
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Hot Jobs

Whether you’re looking for a part-time, seasonal or full-time job, we can help. Apply for one of our current job openings below.