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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

Support to find work in your region

Client:Greg
Goal: Find work in local region
Challenge: Landing an interview
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, resume and cover letter support

“VPI is the very best employment service you can find. I am 100% satisfied with the results.”

– Greg, former job seeker

Situation

Greg had been looking for work for several months before coming to VPI. He was seeking a job in tech within his local area. He had been applying for jobs, but had difficulty landing an interview.

Greg met with a Career Specialist who developed a plan for him to meet his objective. Greg attended Resume Building and Cover letter workshops and received advice and assistance to tailor his search for the local area.

Shortly after, Greg landed an interview with a local technology company. Greg aced his interview and was offered a position. As Greg put it, "As soon as I applied what I was taught, I got an interview and then the job."

If you need help returning to work, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

Greg had been looking for work for several months before coming to VPI. He was seeking a job in tech within his local area. He had been applying for jobs, but had difficulty landing an interview.

Greg met with a Career Specialist who developed a plan for him to meet his objective. Greg attended Resume Building and Cover letter workshops and received advice and assistance to tailor his search for the local area.

Shortly after, Greg landed an interview with a local technology company. Greg aced his interview and was offered a position. As Greg put it, “As soon as I applied what I was taught, I got an interview and then the job.”

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

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
Special Events

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

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

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!

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

Crash Course in Excel Part 2 (Vaughan) | Friday, December 20 | 12:00 pm

Learn the functions, formulas, and features of Excel. Participants must bring their own laptop. Presented by IT Phenom.

Careers in the Trades – Scarborough (Malvern Employment and Social Services) | Monday, March 9 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.

Careers in the Trades – York Region (Dufferin Clark Library) | Wednesday, March 11 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.
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Hot Jobs

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