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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

Job Search Help for Recent Immigrants

Client:Nihar
Goal: Find first Canadian job in field of choice
Challenge: Lack of Canadian work experience
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, Resume critique, Mock interview

“VPI helps you in getting the basics right and encourages you to never stop trying until you get what you’re looking for.””

– Nihar, former job seeker

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Careers in the Trades – Durham Region

Tuesday, March 5 | 10am
Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades. Presented in Partnership Ajax Public Library and Workforce Planning Hamilton.

How to set up a bank account

Tuesday, January 22 | 11:00 am
Find out how to set-up bank accounts, and the services and programs TD Canada Trust has to offer both Youth and Adults. Presented by TD Canada Trust.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Comfort Keepers (Georgetown) | Tuesday, January 22 | 11:00 am

Positions: PSWs, RPNs, Dietary Aides, Housekeeping

Winter Job Fair (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 22 | 12:00 pm

Positions: Order Picker, Packaging, Production Line Workers

Minus Forty (Georgetown) | Thursday, January 24 | 2:00 pm

Positions: Production Assembly Workers

Staff Plus (Mississauga) | Wednesday, January 30 | 10:00 am

Positions: )rder Picking, Packaging, Production Line Workers, Food Production Mixers, Food Production Batchers, Warehouse Sanitation/Cleaners, Entry Level Cell Phone Tester/Screener, Cell Phone Refurbishment/Technician, Entry Level Log-in Operators, Raymond Reach Operator, Counterbalance, CNC Break Press, Mechanical Millwright, Industrial Electrician, Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Staff Plus (Ajax) | Thursday, January 31 | 9:00 am

Positions: General Labour & Forklift, Light Packaging, Order Pickers, Machine Operators, General Warehouse Workers

Staff Plus (Etobicoke) | Friday, February 1 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Order Picking, Packaging, Production Line Workers, Food Production Mixers, Food Production Batchers, Labelling Associates, Warehouse Sanitation/Cleaners, Line Lead, Warehouse Foreman/Supervisor, Light Lifting Industrial Machine Operator, Raymond Reach, Raymond Reach Reverse, Counterbalance, Mechanical Millwright, Production Supervisor, Industrial Electrician, Payroll & Benefits Administrator, National Regulatory Affairs Manager

Childcare Job Fair (Ajax) | Wednesday, February 6 | 10:00 am

Positions: ECA

MeLor Childcare (Vaughan) | Thursday, February 7 | 10:00 am

Positions: ECA, ECE

Maple Leaf (Hamilton) | Friday, February 8 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labourer, Skilled Labourer

Job Fair Week: General Labour (Georgetown) | Tuesday, February 12 | 9:30 am

Employers: Arconic, Built Rite Solutions, Ceva Logistics, Core-Mark, Fraser Direct Distribution Ltd., Greenport Environmental Managers Ltd., Ontario Potato Dist. (Alliston) Inc., Ram Game Room, The Georgetown Group Limited, TKO Cleaning Services, Maid Clean Services, KimAid Cleaning Services Inc.

Job Fair Week: Skilled Labour & Trades (Georgetown) | Wednesday, February 13 | 9:30 am

Employers: Deker Electric, Elliott Coach Lines, Fix Auto Georgetown, Hi-Lon Glass Services Ltd., Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, Natu’Oil Services Inc., Xtreme Steel & Profiles Inc.

Staff Plus (Vaughan) | Wednesday, February 13 | 10:00 am

Positions: Order Picking, Packaging, Production Line Workers, Food Production Mixers, Food Production Batchers, Labelling Associates, Warehouse Sanitation/Cleaners, Line Lead, Warehouse Foreman/Supervisor, Light Lifting Industrial Machine Operator, Raymond Reach, Raymond Reach Reverse, Counterbalance, Mechanical Millwright, Production Supervisor, Industrial Electrician, Payroll & Benefits Administrator, National Regulatory Affairs Manager

Special Events

How to set up a bank account (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 22 | 11:00 am

Find out how to set-up bank accounts, and the services and programs TD Canada Trust has to offer both Youth and Adults. Presented by TD Canada Trust.

Dressing for Success (Oshawa) | Tuesday, February 12 | 10:00 am

Get tips and advice on how to dress for success at an interview. Presented by Suzy Q.

Local Mental Health Services (Oshawa) | Wednesday, February 13 | 10:00 am

Learn about local mental health programs and services. Presented by Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

Info Session: John Howard Society (Oshawa) | Wednesday, February 13 | 12:00 pm

Learn about the services offered by the John Howard Society, including applying for ID, finding permanent housing and eviction prevention.

Info Session: Oral Health Services (Oshawa) | Tuesday, February 19 | 1:00 pm

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

Durham Labour Market Information (Oshawa) | Wednesday, February 20 | 12:00 pm

Get a detailed look at the labour market in Durham Region, including job and industry trends and how to use local intelligence to conduct your job search. Presented by Durham Workforce Authority.

Workshops

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 22 | 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, January 22 | 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, January 22 | 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, February 5 | 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, February 5 | 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, February 5 | 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, February 6 | 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, February 6 | 11:00 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, February 6 | 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, February 12 | 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, February 12 | 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, February 12 | 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, February 13 | 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, February 13 | 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.

Cover Letters (Oshawa) | Tuesday, February 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 (Oshawa) | Tuesday, February 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Oshawa) | Wednesday, February 20 | 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.

Nearby Events

Networking Event (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 23 | 1:00 pm

Meet our expert Job Placement Specialists and network with other job seekers. Find out about job opportunities, what employers are looking for, and ask questions about your job search.

Managing Debt (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 30 | 1:00 pm

Learn the importance of financial literacy, how to manage credit and debt, and effective financial planning strategies. Presented by World Financial Group.

Job Search Tips from Human Resources (Ajax) | Tuesday, February 12 | 2:00 pm

Hear from an HR professional and find out how to make the best impression in your next job interviews.

Networking event (Ajax) | Wednesday, February 13 | 1:00 pm

Meet our expert Job Placement Specialists and network with other job seekers. Find out about job opportunities, what employers are looking for, and ask questions about your job search.

Careers in the Trades (Ajax Public Library, Rotary Room) | Tuesday, March 5 | 10:00 am

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades.

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