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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

LinkedIn Learning Launch

Monday, November 25 | 2:00 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.

Building Your Competitive Edge

Monday, December 16 | 10:00 am
Learn to craft your job search with 15 proven strategies for career success. Presented by best-selling author Murali Murthy.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Teleperformance (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, November 19 | 12:00 pm

Positions: Customer Service Agents

Maple Leaf Foods (Hamilton) | Thursday, November 28 | 1:00 pm

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

Security Guard & Concierge (Scarborough) | Tuesday, December 3 | 10:00 am

Positions: Security Guard / Concierge

Bayshore Home Health (Georgetown) | Tuesday, December 3 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Personal Support Worker, Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse

Meridian Security (Vaughan) | Wednesday, December 4 | 10:00 am

Positions: Condo Concierge and Security Guards

Warehouse Positions (Toronto) | Thursday, December 5 | 10:00 am

Positions: Light Packaging / General Labour
Special Events

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Richmond Hill) | Monday, November 25 | 2:00 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.

Building Your Competitive Edge (Richmond Hill) | Monday, December 16 | 10:00 am

Learn to craft your job search with 15 proven strategies for career success. Presented by best-selling author Murali Murthy.
Workshops

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | 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 (Richmond Hill) | 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.

Health, Safety & Employment Standards (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 28 | 10:00 am

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.

Newcomers (Richmond Hill) | Monday, December 2 | 2:00 pm

Being a newcomer to Canada can be difficult and confusing. This course is designed to help. It introduces newcomers to Ontario’s workplace culture and laws. It also offers advice to help them find jobs. Finally, this course gives links to useful information about finding a home, a doctor, and other services.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, December 3 | 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, December 3 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, December 5 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Friday, December 6 | 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.

Networking (Richmond Hill) | Monday, December 9 | 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, December 10 | 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, December 10 | 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, December 12 | 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, December 17 | 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, December 17 | 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 Search Café (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, December 18 | 2:00 pm

Come for coffee, stay for the networking! This event is a casual meeting place where you can share your job search experiences and network with like-minded people.

Customer Service Excellence (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, December 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, December 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, December 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.
Nearby Events

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, November 20 | 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 (Service Canada Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 21 | 9:00 am

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!

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Scarborough) | Thursday, November 21 | 11:00 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.

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Employment and Social Services) | Thursday, November 21 | 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!

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Vaughan) | Friday, November 22 | 10:00 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.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment And Social Services) | Tuesday, November 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 (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, November 27 | 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, December 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!

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, December 4 | 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!

Turning Your Passion into Profit (Scarborough) | Wednesday, December 4 | 2:00 pm

Get tips and strategies from an expert on turning your idea into an online business.

Crash Course in Microsoft Word (Vaughan) | Monday, December 9 | 9:30 am

Learn the features of Microsoft word and PowerPoint–computer programs used in many workplaces. Presented by IT Phenom.

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, December 18 | 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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