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Job Seeker Success Story

Help gaining Canadian Work Experience

Client:Shashank
Goal: Find work in field of Marketing
Challenge: Getting started in a new country
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, Job Interviews workshop, Referral for credential assessment

“They genuinely want to help and provide you with all the resources that you need.”

– Shashank, former job seeker

Situation

Shashank--a recent newcomer to Canada--was having trouble finding work in his industry. He had proven skills and experience in the field of Marketing. But he was not accustomed to the Canadian job search process. He came to VPI for guidance.

After meeting with our Career Specialist, Shashank was prepared with an action plan. He signed up for the Job Interviews workshop to get a better sense of what to expect when meeting with an employer. And to help him with his foreign-obtained degrees and experience, we referred him for a credentials assessment.

Two weeks after meeting with us, Shashank went for a job interview with the results of his assessment in hand. After a successful interview, he was hired for a position in his chosen industry and is developing valuable experience in the Canadian workforce.

If you need help returning to work, we can help. Contact us today.

Read the whole story

Situation

Shashank–a recent newcomer to Canada–was having trouble finding work in his industry. He had proven skills and experience in the field of Marketing. But he was not accustomed to the Canadian job search process. He came to VPI for guidance.

After meeting with our Career Specialist, Shashank was prepared with an action plan. He signed up for the Job Interviews workshop to get a better sense of what to expect when meeting with an employer. And to help him with his foreign-obtained degrees and experience, we referred him for a credentials assessment.

Two weeks after meeting with us, Shashank went for a job interview with the results of his assessment in hand. After a successful interview, he was hired for a position in his chosen industry and is developing valuable experience in the Canadian workforce.

If you need help returning to work, 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

You Inc.

Wednesday, November 20 | 9:30 am
Build your personal brand. Who are you? What can you do? What makes you unique? Leave this session with practical ways to immediately improve your brand, your self-awareness and job search!

Job Search Cafe

Monday, November 25 | 2:00 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.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Teleperformance (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, November 19 | 12:00 pm

Positions: Customer Service Agents

Maple Leaf Foods (Hamilton) | Thursday, November 28 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers, Semi-Skilled Labourers

Security Guard & Concierge (Scarborough) | Tuesday, December 3 | 10:00 am

Positions: Security Guard / Concierge

Bayshore Home Health (Georgetown) | Tuesday, December 3 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Personal Support Worker, Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse

Meridian Security (Vaughan) | Wednesday, December 4 | 10:00 am

Positions: Condo Concierge and Security Guards

Warehouse Positions (Toronto) | Thursday, December 5 | 10:00 am

Positions: Light Packaging / General Labour
Special Events

You Inc. (Hamilton) | Wednesday, November 20 | 9:30 am

Build your personal brand. Who are you? What can you do? What makes you unique? Leave this session with practical ways to immediately improve your brand, your self-awareness and job search!

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Hamilton) | Wednesday, November 27 | 2:00 pm

LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Join us for this info session to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Hamilton) | Thursday, December 12 | 2:00 pm

LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Join us for this info session to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.
Workshops

Self-Assessment, Part 1 (Hamilton) | Monday, November 18 | 10:00 am

You’re not like anyone else: your natural strengths and weaknesses, your learning styles, and the way you solve problems are some of the things that make you unique. But a lot of people have trouble seeing their own strengths objectively. This course is designed to help you gain insight into the type of person—and worker—you are.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, November 19 | 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, November 19 | 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, November 19 | 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 (Hamilton) | Thursday, November 21 | 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.

Self-Assessment, Part 2 (Hamilton) | Friday, November 22 | 10:00 am

In Self-Assessment Part 1, you learned about strengths, learning styles, and problem solving. In this course, we show how your interests, skills, and personal values lay the foundations for smart career choices. By the end of the workshop you will have a clearer idea of where you might belong.

Job Search Cafe (Hamilton) | Monday, November 25 | 2:00 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.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, November 26 | 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, November 26 | 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, November 26 | 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.

LinkedIn (Hamilton) | Wednesday, November 27 | 10:00 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.

Job Interviews (Hamilton) | Thursday, November 28 | 9:00 am

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!

Workplace Communication (Hamilton) | Thursday, November 28 | 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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.

Building Self-Reliance (YWCA of Hamilton) | Wednesday, December 4 | 9:00 am

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.

Second Career Orientation (Hamilton) | Friday, December 6 | 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.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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.

LinkedIn (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 10 | 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.

Job Interviews (Hamilton) | Thursday, December 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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.

Occupational Research (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 17 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Hamilton) | Thursday, 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.

Resume Building (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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 (Hamilton) | Tuesday, December 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.
Nearby Events

Stress Management Techniques (Mississauga) | Wednesday, November 20 | 9:30 am

Take part in an interactive workshop and learn techniques to identify and manage stress in your daily life.
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