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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.

Job Seeker Success Story

Success Story - Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program

Want to get started working with horses but don’t know how? The Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program (OEEEP) is here for you! This is a FREE program which provides education, job search and preparation support, and exposure to industry professionals.

Cheena, an enthusiastic participant, who found out about this opportunity through a YWCA flyer, describes her experience as a lifestyle change. She explains that the OEEEP program provided her with the best combination of academic knowledge and on-the-job placement that is an absolute essential to starting out in the equine industry.

Cheena appreciated the support and guidance from the entire OEEEP team from the start of the program to completion. The process begins with reflecting on the purpose of a participant’s Equine journey, with online help to refresh soft skills through training and discussion. In the end, all participants are aided in finding a suitable placement or workplace according to everyone’s skills and interests. The OEEEP team keeps in regular contact with all participants to discuss progress, offer advice advise regarding suitable career paths in the future, and in coordinating other placement opportunities.

Cheena works at a rehabilitation facility for retired racehorses and looks forward to the daily care of her horses, keeping them healthy, and providing them with as much nurturing as needed to help them prepare for their next role. She hopes to enroll in additional Equine courses to gain more experience with a goal of becoming a facilitator once she gains more experience.

The Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program is for everyone who is interested in working with horses or looking for a career change. Register now to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the industry. With convenient online learning, job search support, and opportunities to learn directly from industry professionals, OEEEP is an excellent choice for anyone interested in the Equine industry.

Upcoming information session will be hosted virtually on August 29th, September 6th, and September 12th. To apply, please register before September 11th. Space is limited!

Covered in Virtual/live class meetings:

  • The Horse Anatomy, Physiology, Gaits and Behaviour
  • Basic Handling and Safety Skills and daily management
  • Horse Health and Disease Prevention
  • Nutrition and Facility Management
  • An introduction to the Ontario horse industry and employment

Eligibility and Suitability:

  • Passion/Interest in working with/caring for horses
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Not in full time education/training
  • 15+ years of age
  • Ontario resident and legally entitled to work in Ontario

Benefits of the Equine Program:

  • Building Connections within the Equine Industry
  • Job placements for new graduates
  • Learn from Equine Industry experts

Events & Workshops

Free virtual events. These events are open to anyone, but space is limited. Register today to secure your virtual spot.

Identifying your Strengths, Skills, and Accomplishments

May 21 | 10:00 am
This workshop offers a comprehensive approach to identifying your skills, strengths, and personal achievements, helping you gain the confidence to pitch them effectively to potential employers.
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Workplace Communication

May 21 | 1:30 pm
Learn techniques to communicate assertively and present a positive and approachable attitude, even during challenging days. Gain insights on avoiding misunderstandings and handling situations where communication may be misinterpreted.
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Resume/Cover Letter Building

May 22 | 10:00 am
In this workshop, you will learn how to craft an impressive resume and cover letter that will grab the employer's attention.
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Job Interviews

May 22 | 1:30 pm
This workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to prepare for an interview, manage stress, communicate your experience effectively, and handle difficult questions with confidence.
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Advanced LinkedIn

May 23 | 10:00 am
Join our Advanced LinkedIn workshop where we will explore strategies and demonstrate techniques for creating a standout profile, utilizing unique features, and accessing LinkedIn Learning's vast library of over 15,000 instructional videos.
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Apprenticeship and Conestoga College: Information Session

May 23 | 1:30 pm
Please join us as Guest Speaker, Angelo Cosco, Chair, School of Trades and Apprenticeship from the Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, discusses how to build a rewarding career with a skilled trade.
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Occupational Research

May 24 | 10:00 am
This workshop will equip you with the skills to research the job market, including job availability, growth projections, and average salaries in your area.
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Canadian Armed Forces - Information Session

May 24 | 11:30 am
Join VPI and Guest Speaker Sgt. Michael Bailey of the Canadian Armed Forces as we explore the wide range of employment opportunities available beyond combat positions.
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Networking

May 27 | 10:00 am
This workshop will provide you with valuable insights into building, enhancing, and leveraging your personal and online network to uncover hidden job opportunities.
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Managing Stress

May 27 | 1:30 pm
In this workshop, you'll learn about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, and discover practical strategies for managing them. By attending this session, you'll gain insights into how to cope with these emotions and restore balance to your life.
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Identifying your Strengths, Skills, and Accomplishments

May 28 | 10:00 am
This workshop offers a comprehensive approach to identifying your skills, strengths, and personal achievements, helping you gain the confidence to pitch them effectively to potential employers.
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Conflict Resolution

May 28 | 1:30 pm
This course will teach you nonviolent communication techniques that can help you navigate conflicts effectively.
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Resume/Cover Letter Building

May 29 | 10:00 am
In this workshop, you will learn how to craft an impressive resume and cover letter that will grab the employer's attention.
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Job Interviews

May 29 | 1:30 pm
This workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to prepare for an interview, manage stress, communicate your experience effectively, and handle difficult questions with confidence.
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Digital Literacy and Etiquette

May 30 | 10:00 am
This workshop is intended mostly for people who are unfamiliar with or new to current digital technology.
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Occupational Research

May 31 | 10:00 am
This workshop will equip you with the skills to research the job market, including job availability, growth projections, and average salaries in your area.
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Networking

June 3 | 10:00 am
This workshop will provide you with valuable insights into building, enhancing, and leveraging your personal and online network to uncover hidden job opportunities.
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Managing Stress

June 3 | 1:30 pm
In this workshop, you'll learn about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, and discover practical strategies for managing them.
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Identifying your Strengths, Skills, and Accomplishments

June 4 | 10:00 am
This workshop offers a comprehensive approach to identifying your skills, strengths, and personal achievements, helping you gain the confidence to pitch them effectively to potential employers.
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Conflict Resolution

June 4 | 1:30 pm
This course will teach you nonviolent communication techniques that can help you navigate conflicts effectively.
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Resume/Cover Letter Building

June 5 | 10:00 am
In this workshop, you will learn how to craft an impressive resume and cover letter that will grab the employer's attention.
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Job Interviews

June 5 | 1:30 pm
This workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to prepare for an interview, manage stress, communicate your experience effectively, and handle difficult questions with confidence.
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Adult Basic Education Association - Information Session

June 6 | 11:30 am
Guest Speaker Jacqueline Hook from the Adult Basic Education Association will be having a discussion about essential skills and why they are important to your job search.
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Introduction to LinkedIn

June 6 | 1:30 pm
If you're new to LinkedIn and need assistance setting up your account, this workshop is for you. You'll receive guidance on the basics of LinkedIn, the essential sections necessary for a complete profile, and a step-by-step demonstration of how to set up your profile.
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Occupational Research

June 7 | 10:00 am
This workshop will equip you with the skills to research the job market, including job availability, growth projections, and average salaries in your area.
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Networking

June 10 | 10:00 am
This workshop will provide you with valuable insights into building, enhancing, and leveraging your personal and online network to uncover hidden job opportunities.
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Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

June 10 | 1:30 pm
This workshop will provide you with the tools to form well-reasoned, evidence-based arguments and solutions that are free of bias.
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Identifying your Strengths, Skills, and Accomplishments

June 11 | 10:00 am
This workshop offers a comprehensive approach to identifying your skills, strengths, and personal achievements, helping you gain the confidence to pitch them effectively to potential employers.
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Newcomers and the Canadian Work Culture

June 11 | 1:30 pm
During the session, we'll provide guidance on how to find a job, direct you to language training support, and connect you with other valuable newcomer resources.
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Resume/Cover Letter Building

June 12 | 11:00 am
In this workshop, you will learn how to craft an impressive resume and cover letter that will grab the employer's attention.
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Job Interviews

June 12 | 1:30 pm
This workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to prepare for an interview, manage stress, communicate your experience effectively, and handle difficult questions with confidence.
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Cultural Sensitivity

June 13 | 10:00 am
By participating in this virtual workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of how to effectively work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
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Job Retention & Career Advancement

June 13 | 1:30 pm
This workshop provides you with effective strategies to ensure a smooth transition beyond the probation period.
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Occupational Research

June 14 | 10:00 am
This workshop will equip you with the skills to research the job market, including job availability, growth projections, and average salaries in your area.
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Networking

June 17 | 10:00 am
This workshop will provide you with valuable insights into building, enhancing, and leveraging your personal and online network to uncover hidden job opportunities.
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Managing Stress

June 17 | 1:30 pm
In this workshop, you'll learn about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, and discover practical strategies for managing them.
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Identifying your Strengths, Skills, and Accomplishments

June 18 | 10:00 am
This workshop offers a comprehensive approach to identifying your skills, strengths, and personal achievements, helping you gain the confidence to pitch them effectively to potential employers.
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Job Searching For Mature Workers

June 18 | 1:30 pm
This workshop is designed to help individuals in their 50s, 60s, and beyond to navigate the current labor market and recognize the valuable skills and experience they can bring to an employer or organization.
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Resume/Cover Letter Building

June 19 | 10:00 am
In this workshop, you will learn how to craft an impressive resume and cover letter that will grab the employer's attention.
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Job Interviews

June 19 | 1:30 pm
This workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to prepare for an interview, manage stress, communicate your experience effectively, and handle difficult questions with confidence.
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Disclosure of Disabilities

June 20 | 10:00 am
In this workshop, we'll explore the legal protections in place for individuals with disabilities, as well as an employer's obligation to accommodate those with disabilities.
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Customer Service Excellence

June 20 | 1:30 pm
In this workshop, you'll gain valuable tools to interact with individuals with different personalities, overcome challenges, and leave a lasting impression on your clients, customers, or patients.
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Occupational Research

June 21 | 10:00 am
This workshop will equip you with the skills to research the job market, including job availability, growth projections, and average salaries in your area.
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Canadian Armed Forces - Information Session

June 21 | 11:30 am
Join VPI and Guest Speaker Sgt. Michael Bailey of the Canadian Armed Forces as we explore the wide range of employment opportunities available beyond combat positions.
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