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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 gaining Canadian Work Experience

Client:Shashank
Goal: Find work in field of Marketing
Challenge: Getting started in a new country
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, Job Interviews workshop, Referral for credential assessment

“They genuinely want to help and provide you with all the resources that you need.”

– Shashank, former job seeker

Situation

Shashank--a recent newcomer to Canada--was having trouble finding work in his industry. He had proven skills and experience in the field of Marketing. But he was not accustomed to the Canadian job search process. He came to VPI for guidance.

After meeting with our Career Specialist, Shashank was prepared with an action plan. He signed up for the Job Interviews workshop to get a better sense of what to expect when meeting with an employer. And to help him with his foreign-obtained degrees and experience, we referred him for a credentials assessment.

Two weeks after meeting with us, Shashank went for a job interview with the results of his assessment in hand. After a successful interview, he was hired for a position in his chosen industry and is developing valuable experience in the Canadian workforce.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Shashank–a recent newcomer to Canada–was having trouble finding work in his industry. He had proven skills and experience in the field of Marketing. But he was not accustomed to the Canadian job search process. He came to VPI for guidance.

After meeting with our Career Specialist, Shashank was prepared with an action plan. He signed up for the Job Interviews workshop to get a better sense of what to expect when meeting with an employer. And to help him with his foreign-obtained degrees and experience, we referred him for a credentials assessment.

Two weeks after meeting with us, Shashank went for a job interview with the results of his assessment in hand. After a successful interview, he was hired for a position in his chosen industry and is developing valuable experience in the Canadian workforce.

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

CBI Health

Tuesday, November 5 | 1:00 pm
Positions: Personal Support Workers, Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Nurse

Durham Mental Health Services

Tuesday, November 5 | 2:30 pm
Learn about simple but effective self-care strategies that can help you feel your best and learn about the programs and services offered by Durham Mental Health Services.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Rapid City Transportation (Mississauga) | Wednesday, October 30 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Drivers

Magnum Protective Services (Toronto) | Tuesday, November 5 | 10:00 am

Positions: Security Guards

CBI Health (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 5 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Personal Support Workers, Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Nurse

Martinrea (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 6 | 10:00 am

Positions: Welding Operator, Press Operator, Forklift Driver, Weld Tech/Jr Weld Tech, Receptionist, Quality Inspector, Material Handler/Tugger Operator, Toolcrib Attendant, Receiver

Maple Leaf Foods (Hamilton) | Thursday, November 7 | 12:00 pm

Positions: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers, Semi-Skilled Labourers

Concentrix (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 7 | 1:00 pm

Customer Service, Inside Sales (B2B), Bilingual Customer Service

Sotawall Limited (Georgetown) | Tuesday, November 12 | 10:00 am

Positions: Frame Assembler, Shipping/Receiving Associate, Glass Installer/Glazier, Picking and Packing Machine Operator, Assistant Machine Operator, Saw Operator

Fall Job Fair (Scarborough) | Tuesday, November 12 | 10:00 am

Positions: Administrative Assistant, Mobile Food Demonstrator
Special Events

Info Session: Their Opportunity (Oshawa) | Thursday, October 24 | 2:30 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.

Durham Mental Health Services (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 5 | 2:30 pm

Learn about simple but effective self-care strategies that can help you feel your best and learn about the programs and services offered by Durham Mental Health Services.

Safe Food Handling Certification (Durham Continuing Education) | Friday, November 8 | 8:45 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this free certification course. Presented by Durham Continuing Education.

Careers in Welding (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 12 | 2:00 pm

Find out about career opportunities in the welding trade and a training program available from Canadian Welding Skills Inc.

Dressing for Success (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 21 | 11:00 am

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

First Aid & CPR Certification (Harmony Creek Community Center) | Monday, November 25 | 8:30 am

First Aid & CPR Training teaches you critical skills needed to respond to choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. This is a 2-day course and is being offered free of charge to qualified individuals.

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 28 | 9:00 am

LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Join us for this info session to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.
Workshops

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Thursday, October 24 | 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, October 29 | 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, October 29 | 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.

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

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 7 | 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, November 7 | 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.

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

Customer Service Excellence (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 14 | 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, November 19 | 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, November 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.

Career Advancement (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 19 | 2:00 pm

You got a job—now what? Many people don’t think about how to advance their careers after getting hired; they just take a job and wing it. But with a little knowledge and preparation, you can make the most of the opportunities offered in your workplace and create new ones for yourself. This workshop discusses life after the hire.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 21 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 21 | 2:00 pm

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.

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, November 26 | 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, November 26 | 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.

Apprenticeships (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 28 | 2:00 pm

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

OSAP (Oshawa) | Thursday, November 28 | 3:00 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.
Nearby Events

Guest Speaker: Recruiting and the Job Search Process (Ajax) | Thursday, October 24 | 2:00 pm

Learn how recruitment fits into the job search process and how it can be an effective option for some job seekers. Presented by Durham Recruiting. Participants may choose to register for Durham Recruiting’s services, but are under no obligation to do so.

Volunteering (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 12 | 2:00 pm

Learn about opportunities for volunteering and the benefits of giving back to your community. Presented by United Way of Durham Region.

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 19 | 1:00 pm

LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Join us for this info session to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.

Housing and Settlement Programs (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 19 | 2:00 pm

Hear from the Community Development Council Durham about their local programs and services, including housing and newcomer support.

Expert Job Search Tips (Ajax) | Tuesday, November 26 | 1:00 pm

Hear from one of our expert Job Placement Specialists about what you can do to make the most of your job search.
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