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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: Helping You Explore Careers

Client:Thora
Goal: Start a new, meaningful career
Challenge: Uncertainty regarding career options
Support offered: Free information resources, career exploration, one-on-one support

“VPI provided me with helpful guidance and first-class support, in helping me find my new career.”

–Thora, former job seeker

Situation

Thora was thinking about going back to school for a whole new career, however she did not know exactly what she wanted to do next. Confused and uncertain about her future, she reached out to VPI for help.

Thora knew that she wanted to find rewarding work, but not knowing where to start, she sought guidance from VPI’s career specialists. Thora was given access to free resources such as Career Cruising so that she could get a better sense of her options.

Career Cruising is career exploration software that is available through VPI. It allows users to assess their own interests, skills, and goals to find suitable career paths.

Armed with more information about her options, Thora was able to discover the right career for her. With the support of her Career specialist she was able to start her new, rewarding career.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Thora was thinking about going back to school for a whole new career, however she did not know exactly what she wanted to do next. Confused and uncertain about her future, she reached out to VPI for help.

Thora knew that she wanted to find rewarding work, but not knowing where to start, she sought guidance from VPI’s career specialists. Thora was given access to free resources such as Career Cruising so that she could get a better sense of her options.

Career Cruising is career exploration software that is available through VPI. It allows users to assess their own interests, skills, and goals to find suitable career paths.

Armed with more information about her options, Thora was able to discover the right career for her. With the support of her Career specialist she was able to start her new, rewarding career.

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

Events & Workshops

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

Networking

October 25 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Info Session: WAGE Construction Program

October 25 | 1:30 pm
Learn more about the WAGE Construction Program--a free 14-week education program offered through City School by Mohawk and Mohawk College.
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Info Session: Service Canada

October 26 | 10:00 am
Find out about the benefits, programs and services offered Service Canada for newcomers.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

October 26 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Info Session: Service Canada and Employment Insurance

October 26 | 10:00 am
Hear from a representative from Service Canada about Employment Insurance. Presented in partnership with Service Canada.
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Info Session: Georgian College Owen Sound

October 27 | 1:30 pm
Find out about the full-time and part-time post-secondary programs offered locally through Georgian College's Owen Sound campus.
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Guest Speaker: Financial Education

October 28 | 10:00 am
Learn basic tips and strategies for setting yourself up for financial success. Presented in partnership with Consolidated Credit Associated.
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NPower: Tech Training Program for Youth

October 28 | 10:30 am
Find out about NPower Canada's free programs that provides participants with in-demand digital skills, professional development, and job placements to youth between 17-30 years old.
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Online Resources and Services

October 28 | 11:00 am
Find out about free online resources available through VPI that can help you with your job search.
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Customer Service Excellence

October 28 | 1:30 pm
Join us for a day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.
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Occupational Research

October 29 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
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Disclosure of Disability

October 29 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
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Networking

November 1 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Cultural Sensitivity

November 1 | 1:30 pm
Develop a better understanding of how to learn about and work with people whose cultural background is not the same as yours.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

November 2 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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LinkedIn

November 2 | 1:30 pm
Develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.
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Resume Building

November 3 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
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Info Session: Careers with Amazon

November 3 | 11:00 am
Find out how you can apply for upcoming warehouse positions with Amazon in the Hamilton area.
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Job Interviews

November 3 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
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Info Session: Cyber Security Training

November 4 | 12:00 pm
Learn about a new 7 month, intensive training program designed to help you launch a career in cybersecurity. Presented in partnership with Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Ryerson University.
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Critical Thinking

November 4 | 1:30 pm
Learn lessons and strategies for developing thinking that is unbiased, well-founded, and fully engaged.
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Occupational Research

November 5 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
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Disclosure of Disability

November 5 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
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Networking

November 8 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Cultural Sensitivity

November 8 | 1:30 pm
Develop a better understanding of how to learn about and work with people whose cultural background is not the same as yours.
Register for this event

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

November 9 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Workplace Communication

November 9 | 1:30 pm
Learn skills to get along in the workplace: communication techniques, assertiveness, and showcasing a positive attitude—even on a bad day!
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Resume Building

November 10 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
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Job Interviews

November 10 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
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Info Session: Fanshawe College

November 11 | 1:30 pm
Learn about full-time and part-time post-secondary programs offered locally through Fanshawe College Huron/Bruce.
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Customer Service Excellence

November 11 | 1:30 pm
Join us for a day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.
Register for this event

Occupational Research

November 12 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
Register for this event

Disclosure of Disability

November 12 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Networking

November 15 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Conflict Resolution

November 15 | 1:30 pm
Learn how to slow down and make the most out of conflicts through nonviolent communication techniques.
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Guest Speaker: Employment, Education, and You

November 16 | 10:00 am
Learn how you can use essential skills to help with your job search and discover local educational options to help prepare for employment.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

November 16 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

Workplace Communication

November 16 | 1:30 pm
Learn skills to get along in the workplace: communication techniques, assertiveness, and showcasing a positive attitude—even on a bad day!
Register for this event

Resume Building

November 17 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
Register for this event

Job Interviews

November 17 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Register for this event

Info Session: Georgian College Owen Sound

November 17 | 1:30 pm
Find out about the full-time and part-time post-secondary programs offered locally through Georgian College's Owen Sound campus.
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Apprenticeships

November 18 | 1:30 pm
Learn basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice in the skilled trades.
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Occupational Research

November 19 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
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Disclosure of Disability

November 19 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Networking

November 22 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Conflict Resolution

November 22 | 1:30 pm
Learn how to slow down and make the most out of conflicts through nonviolent communication techniques.
Register for this event

Info Session: Service Canada Youth Programs

November 23 | 10:00 am
Hear from a representative from Service Canada about Government of Canada programs and services for Youth ages 15-30.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

November 23 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

Workplace Communication

November 23 | 1:30 pm
Learn skills to get along in the workplace: communication techniques, assertiveness, and showcasing a positive attitude—even on a bad day!
Register for this event

Resume Building

November 24 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
Register for this event

Job Interviews

November 24 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Register for this event

Apprenticeships

November 25 | 1:30 pm
Learn basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice in the skilled trades.
Register for this event

Occupational Research

November 26 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
Register for this event

Disclosure of Disability

November 26 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Networking

November 29 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

November 30 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

Hot Jobs

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