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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 finding work in your field of study

Client:Karina
Goal: Find work in field of study
Challenge: Optimizing job search
Support offered: One-on-one resume support, career coaching , attending a job fair

“I am so very grateful for VPI’s support. I would recommend any close friend of mine to visit and gather career advice.”

– Karina, former job seeker

Situation

Karina is a recent graduate who was looking to find a job in her field of study. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists to help her optimize her resume and job search:

"I felt very lucky to have met such a helpful, well-informed, enthusiastic Career Specialist. As soon as I met her I was excited to work with her. She had high energy, was so easy to connect with and provided me with exciting, relevant information regarding my job search. She had taken the time prior to our meeting to review my resume. She then provided me with extremely helpful advice on how I could modernize my resume format, highlight key information, and made recommendations on how and where to showcase myself. I couldn’t help but feel extremely excited after leaving my appointment."

With her optimized and revised resume in hand, Karina's Career Specialist suggested she attend an upcoming large job fair to gain some experience with networking in a professional setting:

"With refreshed confidence and enthusiasm I walked into the job fair and introduced myself to as many people as I possibly could. This was a growth-oriented experience, meeting so many professionals, learning about their business needs and making connections. I left feeling extremely happy and grateful for the advice I had received."

A few days later, Karina received an email from the hiring manager of a large project management firm that she connected with at the job fair:

“I went down for an interview and now plan to start my new job within my given field!!"

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Karina is a recent graduate who was looking to find a job in her field of study. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists to help her optimize her resume and job search:

“I felt very lucky to have met such a helpful, well-informed, enthusiastic Career Specialist. As soon as I met her I was excited to work with her. She had high energy, was so easy to connect with and provided me with exciting, relevant information regarding my job search. She had taken the time prior to our meeting to review my resume. She then provided me with extremely helpful advice on how I could modernize my resume format, highlight key information, and made recommendations on how and where to showcase myself. I couldn’t help but feel extremely excited after leaving my appointment.”

With her optimized and revised resume in hand, Karina’s Career Specialist suggested she attend an upcoming large job fair to gain some experience with networking in a professional setting:

“With refreshed confidence and enthusiasm I walked into the job fair and introduced myself to as many people as I possibly could. This was a growth-oriented experience, meeting so many professionals, learning about their business needs and making connections. I left feeling extremely happy and grateful for the advice I had received.”

A few days later, Karina received an email from the hiring manager of a large project management firm that she connected with at the job fair:

“I went down for an interview and now plan to start my new job within my given field!!”

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

Winter Job Fair

Tuesday, December 18 | 12:00 pm
Employers: Purolator, SMC Versatile, Bridges
Positions: Warehouse Sorters, Couriers, Personal Support Workers, Early Childhood Educators

Durham Labour Market Information

Thursday, December 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.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Winter Job Fair (Oshawa) | Tuesday, December 18 | 12:00 pm

Employers: Purolator, SMC Versatile, Bridges
Positions: Warehouse Sorters, Couriers, Personal Support Workers, Early Childhood Educators

Staff Plus (Mississauga) | Wednesday, December 19 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labour, Forklift Operator, Skilled Direct Hire

Versatile Care (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 9 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Personal Support Workers, Construction Associates

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, January 15 | 4:30 pm

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

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

Special Events

Durham Labour Market Information (Oshawa) | Thursday, December 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.

Info Session: John Howard Society (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 8 | 2:00 pm

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

Dressing for Success (Oshawa) | Wednesday, January 9 | 11:00 am

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

Guest Speaker: Habitat for Humanity (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 15 | 11:00 am

Find out about home building and home ownership programs as well as employment and volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity.

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.

Careers in the Trades (Ajax Public Library, Rotary Room) | Tuesday, March 5 | 9:30 am

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades.

Workshops

Resume Building (Oshawa) | Tuesday, December 18 | 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, December 18 | 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, December 18 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Oshawa) | Wednesday, December 19 | 9:00 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.

Second Career Orientation (Oshawa) | Wednesday, January 2 | 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.

OSAP (Oshawa) | Wednesday, January 2 | 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, January 8 | 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 8 | 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, January 8 | 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.

Job Interviews (Oshawa) | Wednesday, January 9 | 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, January 9 | 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, January 15 | 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 15 | 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, January 15 | 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, January 16 | 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, 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.

Nearby Events

Service Canada Orientation (Service Canada) | Tuesday, December 18 | 9:00 am

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Services program can help you find, and keep a job!

Applying for Jobs Online (Ajax Library) | Wednesday, January 9 | 1:00 pm

Learn tips and best-practices to ensure your online job application gets the attention it deserves.

Managing Debt (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 23 | 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) | Wednesday, January 30 | 10:30 am

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

Networking Event (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 30 | 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.

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