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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

Encouragement for your job search

Client:Marlene
Goal: Re-enter the workforce after a 2-year absence
Challenge: Finding encouragement to continue with job search
Support offered: One-on-one support; workshops; mock interviews; job fairs

“Thank you for everything you’ve done. You care so much.”

– Marlene, former job seeker

Situation

After being out of the workforce for 2 years, Marlene was having difficulty finding a new job. She was getting discouraged and losing motivation when she came to VPI for support.

Marlene met with a Career Specialist and they came up with a plan together to improve Marlene’s job prospects and give her the motivation she needed.

Marlene attended free workshops, applied for jobs on the VPI job board, accessed personal support funding, and attended VPI hosted job fairs. She participated in mock interviews where she learned to address difficult questions such as gaps in employment. With her Career Specialist’s support and encouragement, Marlene was able to successfully re-enter the workforce with a full-time job in the transportation industry.

If you need encouragement to continue your job search, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

After being out of the workforce for 2 years, Marlene was having difficulty finding a new job. She was getting discouraged and losing motivation when she came to VPI for support.

Marlene met with a Career Specialist and they came up with a plan together to improve Marlene’s job prospects and give her the motivation she needed.

Marlene attended free workshops, applied for jobs on the VPI job board, accessed personal support funding, and attended VPI hosted job fairs. She participated in mock interviews where she learned to address difficult questions such as gaps in employment. With her Career Specialist’s support and encouragement, Marlene was able to successfully re-enter the workforce with a full-time job in the transportation industry.

If you need encouragement to continue your job search, 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

Healthcare Job Fair

Wednesday, June 26 | 10:00 am
Employers: AGTA Home Health Care, S.R.T. Med-Staff, Versatile Care
Positions: PSW, RN, RPN, Construction, Medical/Legal Assistant

Careers with Amazon

Wednesday, July 10 | 2:00 pm
Learn about upcoming job opportunities with Amazon at their new site in Caledon.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Healthcare Job Fair (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 26 | 10:00 am

Employers: AGTA Home Health Care, S.R.T. Med-Staff, Versatile Care
Positions: PSW, RN, RPN, Construction, Medical/Legal Assistant

McDonald’s and Tim Hortons (Etobicoke) | Friday, July 5 | 10:30 am

Positions: Front Counter Staff, Kitchen Staff, Guest Experience Leaders, Team Member

CMI (Toronto) | Monday, July 8 | 10:00 am

Positions: Forklift Operators, Heavy Equipment, Skid Steer, Front End Loader

Childcare Job Fair (Ajax) | Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am

Employers: Happy Kids, Bridges Kinder Connection Daycare
Positions: Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants

PACE Independent Living (Toronto) | Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am

Positions: Personal Support Workers

CEVA Logistics (Georgetown) | Tuesday, July 16 | 10:00 am

Positions: Warehouse Workers
Special Events

Careers with Amazon (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, July 10 | 2:00 pm

Learn about upcoming job opportunities with Amazon at their new site in Caledon.

ACCESS Community Capital Fund (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, July 17 | 10:00 am

Learn about the financial services and programs for recent immigrants offered by ACCESS Community Capital Fund.
Workshops

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 19 | 10:00 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, June 20 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, June 25 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, June 25 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 2 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 2 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, July 3 | 10:00 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.

Occupational Research (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, July 4 | 10:00 am

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.

Maintaining Mental Health (Richmond Hill) | Monday, July 8 | 2:00 pm

Stress. Anger. Depression. We all feel them sometimes, but when they become a constant presence, every part of our lives suffers, and things may start to spiral out of control. This course will introduce you to some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, as well as some strategies for dealing with them.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 9 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 9 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, July 11 | 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.

Apprenticeships (Richmond Hill) | Friday, July 12 | 10:00 am

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.

Networking (Richmond Hill) | Monday, July 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 16 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 16 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, July 18 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Friday, July 19 | 10:00 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 23 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 23 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, July 25 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 30 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, July 30 | 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.
Nearby Events

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, June 19 | 1:30 pm

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment and Social Services) | Tuesday, June 25 | 1:30 pm

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, June 26 | 1:30 pm

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment Services) | Tuesday, July 2 | 1:30 pm

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

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Libaray) | Wednesday, July 3 | 1:30 pm

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

First Aid & CPR Certification (Scarborough) | Thursday, July 4 | 9:00 am

First Aid & CPR Training teaches you critical skills needed to respond to a choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Local Services for Recent Immigrants (Scarborough) | Tuesday, July 9 | 2:00 pm

Learn about free services for recent immigrants and tips for starting your new life in Canada. Presented by The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

Safe Food Handling Certification (Scarborough) | Friday, July 12 | 10:00 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this full-day training and certification course. Facilitated by ProMask Fit.

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, July 17 | 1:30 pm

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Wednesday, July 17 | 1:30 pm

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment Service) | Tuesday, July 23 | 1:30 pm

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, July 24 | 1:30 pm

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