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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

Help assessing and developing workplace skills

Client:Patrice
Goal: Build work experience and confidence
Challenge: Developing skills; building work experience
Support offered: Job search support; workshops; resume support

“VPI is a great place to assess your skills sets and learn about resources to help you develop and find employment.”

– Patrice, former job seeker

Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, 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

Concentrix

Tuesday, September 17 | 1:00 pm
Positions: CSR, Bilingual CSR, Inside Sales (B2B)

WHMIS Certification

Thursday, September 19 | 9:00 am
Get certified and informed about some of the dangers and hazards associated with the chemicals and substances that you may encounter while on the job.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Concentrix (Oshawa) | Tuesday, September 17 | 1:00 pm

Positions: CSR, Bilingual CSR, Inside Sales (B2B)

Synergie Hunt International (Scarborough) | Wednesday, September 25 | 10:00 am

Positions: Retail Assistant Managers, Retail Store Managers
Special Events

WHMIS Certification (Durham Continuing Education) | Thursday, September 19 | 9:00 am

Get certified and informed about some of the dangers and hazards associated with the chemicals and substances that you may encounter while on the job.

Info Session: Oshawa Public Library (Oshawa) | Tuesday, September 24 | 2:00 pm

Register for a free Library card and find out about programs, services and resources available to you through Oshawa Public Libraries.

Dressing for Success (Oshawa) | Thursday, September 26 | 11:00 am

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

Customer Service Excellence (Oshawa) | Thursday, September 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.

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

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Thursday, September 26 | 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 (Oshawa) | Thursday, September 26 | 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.
Nearby Events

Nutrition and Healthy Eating (Ajax) | Thursday, September 26 | 1:00 pm

Learn tips for eating healthy on a limited budget, including meal preparation demonstrations. Presented by the Durham Region Health Department.
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Hot Jobs

Whether you’re looking for a part-time, seasonal or full-time job, we can help. Apply for one of our current job openings below.