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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

Support to find work in your region

Client:Greg
Goal: Find work in local region
Challenge: Landing an interview
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, resume and cover letter support

“VPI is the very best employment service you can find. I am 100% satisfied with the results.”

– Greg, former job seeker

Situation

Greg had been looking for work for several months before coming to VPI. He was seeking a job in tech within his local area. He had been applying for jobs, but had difficulty landing an interview.

Greg met with a Career Specialist who developed a plan for him to meet his objective. Greg attended Resume Building and Cover letter workshops and received advice and assistance to tailor his search for the local area.

Shortly after, Greg landed an interview with a local technology company. Greg aced his interview and was offered a position. As Greg put it, "As soon as I applied what I was taught, I got an interview and then the job."

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

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Situation

Greg had been looking for work for several months before coming to VPI. He was seeking a job in tech within his local area. He had been applying for jobs, but had difficulty landing an interview.

Greg met with a Career Specialist who developed a plan for him to meet his objective. Greg attended Resume Building and Cover letter workshops and received advice and assistance to tailor his search for the local area.

Shortly after, Greg landed an interview with a local technology company. Greg aced his interview and was offered a position. As Greg put it, “As soon as I applied what I was taught, I got an interview and then the job.”

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

Food Handler Certification

Wednesday, December 18 | 9:00 am
Learn how to handle food safely in a full day of free training and certification. Presented by Durham College Essential Skills

Info Session: Their Opportunity

Wednesday, December 18 | 3:00 pm
Learn about a program that helps provide youth sports opportunities to low-income families and how you can volunteer to help. Presented by Their Opportunity.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events
Special Events

Food Handler Certification (Oshawa) | Wednesday, December 18 | 9:00 am

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

Info Session: Their Opportunity (Oshawa) | Wednesday, December 18 | 3:00 pm

Learn about a program that helps provide youth sports opportunities to low-income families and how you can volunteer to help. Presented by Their Opportunity.
Workshops

Resume Building (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Oshawa) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Friday, December 20 | 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Oshawa) | Friday, December 20 | 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.

Networking (Oshawa) | Monday, December 23 | 9:00 am

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.

Occupational Research (Oshawa) | Monday, December 23 | 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, 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 (Oshawa) | 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.

Maintaining Mental Health (Oshawa) | Friday, December 27 | 9:00 am

Stress. Anger. Depression. We all feel them sometimes, but when they become a constant presence, every part of our lives suffers, and things may start to spiral out of control. This course will introduce you to some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, as well as some strategies for dealing with them.

Disclosure of Disability (Oshawa) | Friday, December 27 | 11:00 am

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss’s responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don’t fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Friday, December 27 | 2:00 pm

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.

Building Self-Reliance (Oshawa) | Monday, December 30 | 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.

Newcomers (Oshawa) | Monday, December 30 | 2:00 pm

Being a newcomer to Canada can be difficult and confusing. This course is designed to help. It introduces newcomers to Ontario’s workplace culture and laws. It also offers advice to help them find jobs. Finally, this course gives links to useful information about finding a home, a doctor, and other services.
Nearby Events

Starting a Small Business (Ajax) | Tuesday, December 10 | 1:00 pm

Get tips from an expert on taking your first steps towards starting your own business.

Careers in the Trades – Durham Region (Henry Street High School Youth Hub) | Tuesday, March 10 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.
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