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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

Helping you achieve your career goals

Client:Denia
Goal: Find a full-time position in office administration
Challenge: Taking the next step toward career goals
Support offered: Job search preparation workshops, one-on-one career coaching

“The staff at VPI not only help, they go far beyond their limitations to let you know they are there for you.”

Denia, former job seeker

Situation

When Denia came to VPI for help with her job search she had a clear idea of the type of job she wanted. But she was not sure what steps to take to achieve her goal.

Denia met with Career Specialists and together they came up with a plan to give her the best chance at landing a job in Office Administration. Denia participated in in-person and online workshops to improve her interview skills, develop her resume and target her job search.

With VPI's support, Denia went on multiple interviews and was offered three different positions. She was able to pick the one that most closely matched her goals.

Even after securing a position, Denia's Career Specialists provided continued support. Through one-on-one coaching she learned to better communicate with her managers and continues to work at her dream job.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

When Denia came to VPI for help with her job search she had a clear idea of the type of job she wanted. But she was not sure what steps to take to achieve her goal.

Denia met with Career Specialists and together they came up with a plan to give her the best chance at landing a job in Office Administration. Denia participated in in-person and online workshops to improve her interview skills, develop her resume and target her job search.

With VPI’s support, Denia went on multiple interviews and was offered three different positions. She was able to pick the one that most closely matched her goals.

Even after securing a position, Denia’s Career Specialists provided continued support. Through one-on-one coaching she learned to better communicate with her managers and continues to work at her dream job.

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

Customer Service Excellence

Thursday, October 25 | 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.

Newcomer Orientation

Wednesday, October 31 | 10:00 am
Learn about settlement services and resources for newcomers. Presented by Chinese Family Services of Ontario.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

RONA (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Cashiers, Receivers, Team Members, Lumber Yard Team Members

Crabby Joe’s (Ajax) | Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Front of House Manager, Bartender, Servers, Line Cooks, Dishwashers, Hostesses

Meridian Security (Vaughan) | Monday, November 5 | 10:00 am

Positions: Security Guards, Concierge

Purolator (Hamilton) | Monday, November 5 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Warehouse Sorters, Couriers

FirstService Residential (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 7 | 10:00 am

Positions: Cleaners, Front Desk Associates

Purolator (Mississauga) | Wednesday, November 7 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for multiple positions with Purolator.

Xtreme Steel and Profiles (Georgetown) | Thursday, November 8 | 2:00 pm

Positions: Machine Operators and Material Handlers

PROCOR Limited (Hamilton) | Friday, November 9 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Helpers, Senior Helpers

Tim Hortons (Etobicoke) | Friday, November 9 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Servers

Fall Job Fair (Georgetown) | Tuesday, November 13 | 1:00 pm

Employers: Booster Juice, Firehouse Subs
Positions: Crew Member, Shift Leaders, Assistant Managers, Managers, Team Leaders

Purolator (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 am

Pre-screening interviews for: Couriers, Sorters

Purolator (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, November 14 | 1:00 pm

Pre-screening interviews for: Warehouse Sorters

Special Events

Newcomer Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, October 31 | 10:00 am

Learn about settlement services and resources for newcomers. Presented by Chinese Family Services of Ontario.

Debt Management (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 1 | 10:00 am

Learn what you can do to manage your debt and increase cash flow. Presented by World Financial Group.

Youth IT Training Programs (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, November 7 | 10:00 am

Find out about FREE training programs and services to help youth get started with a career in tech. Presented by NPower.

Starting a Career in Finance (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, November 7 | 2:00 pm

Find out how you can find new career opportunities, earn extra income and help others with a career in the financial industry. Presented by Primerica.

Building a Financial Foundation (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 8 | 10:00 am

Learn the fundamentals of managing your money and protecting your finances. Presented by World Financial Group.

Finding Your Competitive Edge (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 am

Learn to craft your job search with 10 proven strategies for career success. Presented by best-selling author Murali Murthy.

Building Wealth (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 15 | 10:00 am

Learn tips and strategies for asset accumulation and planning your finances. Presented by World Financial Group.

Starting Your Own Business (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, November 21 | 10:00 am

Find out about local services and resources to help you start your own business. Presented by the Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre.

Job Search for Youth (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, November 21 | 2:00 pm

Research employers who are looking to hire youth with one-on-one help from our expert staff.

Retirement Planning (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 22 | 10:00 am

Learn about options for planning and saving for your retirement. Presented by World Financial Group.

Info Session: Service Canada (Richmond Hill) | Monday, November 26 | 10:00 am

Learn about Service Canada’s current programs and services available to the public.

Wealth Preservation (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 29 | 10:00 am

Learn tips and strategies for saving money and planning for your future. Presented by World Financial Group.

Workshops

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, October 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, October 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.

Occupational Research (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, October 23 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, October 25 | 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.

Apprenticeships (Richmond Hill) | Monday, October 29 | 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, October 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, October 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.

Networking (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, October 30 | 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.

Job Interviews (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 1 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 1 | 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.

Apprenticeships (Richmond Hill) | Monday, November 5 | 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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, November 6 | 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 6 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, November 6 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 8 | 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, November 13 | 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 13 | 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) | Tuesday, November 13 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 15 | 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) | Thursday, November 15 | 2:00 pm

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.

Resume Building (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, November 20 | 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 20 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Tuesday, November 20 | 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 (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 22 | 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, November 27 | 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 27 | 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) | Tuesday, November 27 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, November 29 | 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.

Nearby Events

Info Session: Employment Service (Vaughan) | Wednesday, October 24 | 1:00 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) | Thursday, October 25 | 1:00 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, November 1 | 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.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment & Social Services) | Thursday, November 1 | 1:00 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!

Basic Computer Skills Training (Scarborough) | Thursday, November 1 | 5:00 pm

Sharpen your computer skills for employment or independence and feel more confident using the computer both at work and at home!

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Central Library) | Wednesday, November 7 | 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) | Thursday, November 8 | 1:00 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!

Youth IT Training Programs (Scarborough) | Wednesday, November 14 | 1:00 pm

Find out about FREE training programs and services to help youth get started with a career in tech. Presented by NPower.

Employment with the Town of Newmarket (Vaughan) | Thursday, November 15 | 10:00 am

Find out what employers expect, what to include in your resume and what to expect when applying for a job with the town of Newmarket. Presented by the Town of Newmarket.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment & Social Services) | Thursday, November 15 | 1:00 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, November 21 | 1:00 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 Central Library) | Wednesday, 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!

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Hot Jobs

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