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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

Programs and encouragement to help with your job search

Client:Jane
Goal: Finding a new job
Challenge: Lack of knowledge about career options, confidence
Support offered: Career Cruising software, one-on-one coaching

“VPI helped me see that my experience and skills are transferable and do mean something.”

Jane, former job seeker

Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn't sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

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

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Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn’t sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

For more information on how we can help you with your job search, 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, October 23 | 9:30 am
Free Smart Serve training and certification to give you the ability to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Presented by Durham Essential Skills.

Info Session: Service Canada

Tuesday, October 23 | 2:00 pm
Learn about Service Canada's current programs and services available to the public.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

RONA (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Cashiers, Receivers, Team Members, Lumber Yard Team Members

Crabby Joe’s (Ajax) | Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Front of House Manager, Bartender, Servers, Line Cooks, Dishwashers, Hostesses

Meridian Security (Vaughan) | Monday, November 5 | 10:00 am

Positions: Security Guards, Concierge

Purolator (Hamilton) | Monday, November 5 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Warehouse Sorters, Couriers

FirstService Residential (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 7 | 10:00 am

Positions: Cleaners, Front Desk Associates

Purolator (Mississauga) | Wednesday, November 7 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for multiple positions with Purolator.

Xtreme Steel and Profiles (Georgetown) | Thursday, November 8 | 2:00 pm

Positions: Machine Operators and Material Handlers

PROCOR Limited (Hamilton) | Friday, November 9 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Helpers, Senior Helpers

Tim Hortons (Etobicoke) | Friday, November 9 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Servers

Fall Job Fair (Georgetown) | Tuesday, November 13 | 1:00 pm

Employers: Booster Juice, Firehouse Subs
Positions: Crew Member, Shift Leaders, Assistant Managers, Managers, Team Leaders

Purolator (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 am

Pre-screening interviews for: Couriers, Sorters

Purolator (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, November 14 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Warehouse Sorters

Special Events

Smart Serve Certification (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 23 | 9:30 am

Free Smart Serve training and certification to give you the ability to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Presented by Durham Essential Skills.

Info Session: Service Canada (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 23 | 2:00 pm

Learn about Service Canada’s current programs and services available to the public.

Settlement Services for Newcomers (Oshawa) | Wednesday, October 24 | 2:00 pm

Learn about programs available at Simcoe Hall Settlement Services including: Sassy Seniors Club, Christmas toy & food program, Backpack program, Rummage Room afterschool program, and volunteer opportunities.

Food Handler Certification (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 30 | 9:30 am

Learn how to handle food safely with a full day of free training and a certification test. Presented by Durham College Essential Skills.

Canadian Mental Health Association (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 30 | 3:00 pm

Find out about Canadian Mental Health Association and services to help you live successfully in your home and community.

Info Session: Oral Health Services (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 6 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the services provided by the Durham Region Health Department’s Oral Health Division.

Info Session: Career Exploration Software (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 7 | 11:00 am

Learn about two free computer programs we offer in our branch to help you explore career options and test your skills.

Financial Literacy (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 14 | 12:00 pm

Tips and strategies to help you with the basics of managing your finances.

Financial Literacy (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 20 | 2:00 pm

Tips and strategies to help you with the basics of managing your finances.

Food Handler Certification (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 27 | 9:00 am

Learn how to handle food safely. A representative from the National Food Safety Training Program will be coming in to provide a 2-day training course.

Getting Started with LinkedIn (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 28 | 2:00 pm

Develop your professional LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of this social media platform. Presented by guest speaker Rob Bhatia.

Workshops

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Oshawa) | Tuesday, October 30 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Wednesday, October 31 | 9:00 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 6 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 6 | 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 6 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 7 | 9:00 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.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 7 | 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 (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 7 | 2:00 pm

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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 13 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 13 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 13 | 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 (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 14 | 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 (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 14 | 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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 20 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 20 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 20 | 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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 27 | 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 27 | 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 27 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Wednesday, November 28 | 9:00 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.

Nearby Events

Info Session: Continuing Education Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, October 25 | 11:30 am

Learn about education options, including: acquiring your grade 12 diploma, courses for newcomers, skills upgrading and career-related programs. Presented by Durham District School Board.

Financial Planning (Ajax) | Wednesday, October 31 | 10:30 am

Learn how to manage your finances and save for youreducation, retirement and inheritance. Presented by World Financial Group.

Custom Job Search Support (Ajax) | Wednesday, October 31 | 2:00 pm

Research employers who are looking to hire youth with one-on-one help from our expert staff.

Info Session: Local Training Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, November 1 | 11:30 am

Find out about training, career and community programs available through Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Center.

Info Session: Continuing Education Programs (Ajax) | Thursday, November 8 | 11:30 am

Learn about education options, including: acquiring your grade 12 diploma, courses for newcomers, skills upgrading and career-related programs. Presented by Durham District School Board.

Benefits of Volunteering (Ajax) | Wednesday, November 14 | 2:00 pm

Find out how becoming a volunteer can help you with your job search and enrich your community. Presented by United Way.

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