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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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Success Story

Job Seeker Success Story

Finding Work After Relocating

Client:Andrea
Goal: Find work in field of study – Design
Challenge: Finding a job after relocating; lack of work experience in field of study
Support offered: Resume Building Workshop (One on One), Job Search support, Job referral

“Working with a VPI career specialist was the best choice I made as a job seeker. Not only did I get excellent advice on how to promote my skills to employers, but they also helped me secure related job experience.”

Andrea, former job seeker

Situation

While attending university in British Columbia, Andrea worked in retail. Upon returning to Ontario, she had trouble transitioning from retail jobs into her field of study, design. Frustrated with her fruitless efforts, she visited a VPI branch in Hamilton after hearing about them from a family member.

Andrea met with a VPI Career Specialist, and together they identified her career goals and created a strategy to help her find meaningful work. Andrea took part in a Resume Building workshop, where she was given tips on how to showcase her creative skills and professional brand--including using her resume as an initial portfolio piece.

Andrea applied to different entry-level design jobs and secured a job as the Marketing Intern at VPI’s corporate office. Andrea is now gaining relevant work experience on her way towards her long-term career goals.

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

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Situation

While attending university in British Columbia, Andrea worked in retail. Upon returning to Ontario, she had trouble transitioning from retail jobs into her field of study, design. Frustrated with her fruitless efforts, she visited a VPI branch in Hamilton after hearing about them from a family member.

Andrea met with a VPI Career Specialist, and together they identified her career goals and created a strategy to help her find meaningful work. Andrea took part in a Resume Building workshop, where she was given tips on how to showcase her creative skills and professional brand–including using her resume as an initial portfolio piece.

Andrea applied to different entry-level design jobs and secured a job as the Marketing Intern at VPI’s corporate office. Andrea is now gaining relevant work experience on her way towards her long-term career goals.

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

Events and Workshops

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

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Sobeys (Sobeys Laird Drive) | Tuesday, August 21 | 10:00 am

On-the-spot interviews at Sobeys Laird Drive location. Part-time positions: Baker, Grocery Overnight, Meat, Cashier, Deli

Canadian Tire (Georgetown) | Tuesday, August 21 | 1:00 pm

On-the-spot-interviews for multiple full-time, part-time and student positions in the Georgetown area in the following departments: Seasonal, Sports, Sports Pro Shop, Décor, Cashier/Customer Service Desk, Hardware, Automotive

Youth Job Fair (Ajax) | Wednesday, August 22 | 1:00 pm

We’re hosting a job fair with multiple employers who are hiring for a range of positions for youth. Register now to reserve your interview spot.

Sobeys (Sobeys Pickering) | Saturday, August 25 | 12:00 pm

On-the-spot interviews with Sobeys for multiple part-time positions at their Pickering location. Positions: Overnight Fruit Cutter, Cashier, Grocery Clerk, Bakery Clerk, Deli Clerk, Floral Clerk

Wendy’s (Vaughan) | Thursday, August 30 | 10:00 am

On-the-spot interviews with Wendy’s for Customer Service Representatives in the North York and Vaughan areas.

Symposium Cafè (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, August 30 | 2:00 pm

On-the-spot interviews with Symposium Cafe in Thornhill. Positions: Line Cook, Server, Restaurant Manager

First Service Residential (Scarborough) | Tuesday, September 4 | 12:00 pm

On-the-spot interviews with First Service Residention. Positions: Property Management, Security, Security Concierge, Security Supervisor, Housekeeping,

Special Events
Workshops

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, August 21 | 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, August 21 | 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, August 21 | 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 (Hamilton) | Thursday, August 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.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Thursday, August 23 | 2:00 pm

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.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, August 28 | 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, August 28 | 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, August 28 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Hamilton) | Thursday, August 30 | 9:30 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.

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Hot Jobs

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