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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 assessing and developing workplace skills

Client:Patrice
Goal: Build work experience and confidence
Challenge: Developing skills; building work experience
Support offered: Job search support; workshops; resume support

“VPI is a great place to assess your skills sets and learn about resources to help you develop and find employment.”

– Patrice, former job seeker

Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, 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

Becoming a CPA

Wednesday, September 25 | 10:00 am
Learn how you can earn the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation — your ticket to career success. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Concentrix (Oshawa) | Tuesday, September 17 | 1:00 pm

Positions: CSR, Bilingual CSR, Inside Sales (B2B)

Synergie Hunt International (Scarborough) | Wednesday, September 25 | 10:00 am

Positions: Retail Assistant Managers, Retail Store Managers
Special Events

Job Search Cafe (Richmond Hill) | Monday, September 23 | 5:30 pm

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

Becoming a CPA (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, September 25 | 10:00 am

Learn how you can earn the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation — your ticket to career success. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Workshops

Transferrable Skills & Accomplishments (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, September 18 | 10:00 am

What is the next step in your work life? Your past work experiences are specific, but the skills you draw from them offer you flexibility. Chances are, you have more skills than you think! Take this workshop to identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to ‘pitch’ them to potential employers.

Customer Service Excellence (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, September 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Friday, September 20 | 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, September 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, September 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, September 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.
Nearby Events

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

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, September 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!

Becoming a Food Service Worker (Scarborough) | Thursday, September 26 | 2:00 pm

Find out about careers and training options available through Centennial College’s Food Service Worker program.
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