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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

Canadian Smart Systems

Wednesday, July 10 | 1:00 pm
Positions: Smart Home/Network Technician

Networking and Volunteering

Wednesday, July 17 | 9:30 am
Learn the benefits of networking and volunteering for job seekers through hands-on activities and information about resources in your area.

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

Networking and Volunteering (Mississauga) | Wednesday, July 17 | 9:30 am

Learn the benefits of networking and volunteering for job seekers through hands-on activities and information about resources in your area.
Workshops

Job Interviews (Mississauga) | 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.

Networking (Mississauga) | Thursday, June 27 | 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.

Resume Building (Mississauga) | 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 (Mississauga) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Mississauga) | Friday, July 5 | 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 (Mississauga) | 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 (Mississauga) | 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.

Networking (Mississauga) | Tuesday, July 9 | 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 (Mississauga) | 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.

Resume Building (Mississauga) | 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 (Mississauga) | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Mississauga) | 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.

Career Advancement (Mississauga) | Friday, July 19 | 9:30 am

You got a job—now what? Many people don’t think about how to advance their careers after getting hired; they just take a job and wing it. But with a little knowledge and preparation, you can make the most of the opportunities offered in your workplace and create new ones for yourself. This workshop discusses life after the hire.

Building Self-Reliance (Mississauga) | Monday, July 22 | 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 (Mississauga) | 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 (Mississauga) | 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.

Conflict Resolution (Mississauga) | Tuesday, July 23 | 2:00 pm

Conflicts are bound to happen—they’re a normal part of life. But they can be healthy or unhealthy, constructive or destructive, depending on how you approach them. In this course, you’ll learn how to slow down and make the most out of conflicts through nonviolent communication techniques.

Job Interviews (Mississauga) | 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.

Occupational Research (Mississauga) | Thursday, July 25 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Mississauga) | Friday, July 26 | 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Mississauga) | Monday, July 29 | 2:00 pm

When can your boss fire you without warning? Do you always earn overtime pay for working on a holiday? If your coworkers make sexist jokes or spread gossip about you, what can you do? This workshop helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a worker, which gives you real power and makes everyone safer.

Resume Building (Mississauga) | 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 (Mississauga) | 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

Info Session: Hospitality Training Programs (Etobicoke) | Thursday, July 11 | 2:00 pm

Find out if the Hospitality industry is right for you and learn about training programs to start a career. Presented by the Hospitality Workers Training Centre.

Info Session: Youth Job Connection (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, July 16 | 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.

Info Session: Entrepreneurship Program (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, July 23 | 2:00 pm

Find out about educational options to help you become an entrepreneur through Humber College’s Center for Entrepreneurship.
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