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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

Job Search Help for Recent Immigrants

Client:Nihar
Goal: Find first Canadian job in field of choice
Challenge: Lack of Canadian work experience
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, Resume critique, Mock interview

“VPI helps you in getting the basics right and encourages you to never stop trying until you get what you’re looking for.””

– Nihar, former job seeker

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Careers in the Trades – Toronto

Thursday, March 7 | 1pm
Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades. Presented in partnership with Toronto Public Library.

Networking

Friday, January 25 | 9:30 am
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.

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Comfort Keepers (Georgetown) | Tuesday, January 22 | 11:00 am

Positions: PSWs, RPNs, Dietary Aides, Housekeeping

Winter Job Fair (Oshawa) | Tuesday, January 22 | 12:00 pm

Positions: Order Picker, Packaging, Production Line Workers

Minus Forty (Georgetown) | Thursday, January 24 | 2:00 pm

Positions: Production Assembly Workers

Staff Plus (Mississauga) | Wednesday, January 30 | 10:00 am

Positions: )rder Picking, Packaging, Production Line Workers, Food Production Mixers, Food Production Batchers, Warehouse Sanitation/Cleaners, Entry Level Cell Phone Tester/Screener, Cell Phone Refurbishment/Technician, Entry Level Log-in Operators, Raymond Reach Operator, Counterbalance, CNC Break Press, Mechanical Millwright, Industrial Electrician, Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Staff Plus (Ajax) | Thursday, January 31 | 9:00 am

Positions: General Labour & Forklift, Light Packaging, Order Pickers, Machine Operators, General Warehouse Workers

Staff Plus (Etobicoke) | Friday, February 1 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Order Picking, Packaging, Production Line Workers, Food Production Mixers, Food Production Batchers, Labelling Associates, Warehouse Sanitation/Cleaners, Line Lead, Warehouse Foreman/Supervisor, Light Lifting Industrial Machine Operator, Raymond Reach, Raymond Reach Reverse, Counterbalance, Mechanical Millwright, Production Supervisor, Industrial Electrician, Payroll & Benefits Administrator, National Regulatory Affairs Manager

Childcare Job Fair (Ajax) | Wednesday, February 6 | 10:00 am

Positions: ECA

MeLor Childcare (Vaughan) | Thursday, February 7 | 10:00 am

Positions: ECA, ECE

Maple Leaf (Hamilton) | Friday, February 8 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labourer, Skilled Labourer

Job Fair Week: General Labour (Georgetown) | Tuesday, February 12 | 9:30 am

Employers: Arconic, Built Rite Solutions, Ceva Logistics, Core-Mark, Fraser Direct Distribution Ltd., Greenport Environmental Managers Ltd., Ontario Potato Dist. (Alliston) Inc., Ram Game Room, The Georgetown Group Limited, TKO Cleaning Services, Maid Clean Services, KimAid Cleaning Services Inc.

Job Fair Week: Skilled Labour & Trades (Georgetown) | Wednesday, February 13 | 9:30 am

Employers: Deker Electric, Elliott Coach Lines, Fix Auto Georgetown, Hi-Lon Glass Services Ltd., Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, Natu’Oil Services Inc., Xtreme Steel & Profiles Inc.

Staff Plus (Vaughan) | Wednesday, February 13 | 10:00 am

Positions: Order Picking, Packaging, Production Line Workers, Food Production Mixers, Food Production Batchers, Labelling Associates, Warehouse Sanitation/Cleaners, Line Lead, Warehouse Foreman/Supervisor, Light Lifting Industrial Machine Operator, Raymond Reach, Raymond Reach Reverse, Counterbalance, Mechanical Millwright, Production Supervisor, Industrial Electrician, Payroll & Benefits Administrator, National Regulatory Affairs Manager

Special Events

Careers in the Trades (Richview Public Library) | Thursday, March 7 | 1:00 pm

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades. Presented in partnership with Toronto Public Library.

Workshops

Resume Building (Toronto) | Tuesday, January 22 | 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, January 22 | 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.

Disclosure of Disability (Toronto) | Thursday, January 24 | 9:30 am

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss’s responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don’t fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

Networking (Toronto) | Friday, January 25 | 9:30 am

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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, January 29 | 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, January 29 | 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 (Toronto) | Friday, February 1 | 9:30 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, February 5 | 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, February 5 | 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.

Disclosure of Disability (Toronto) | Thursday, February 7 | 9:30 am

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss’s responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don’t fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

Resume Building (Toronto) | Tuesday, February 12 | 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, February 12 | 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.

LinkedIn (Toronto) | Friday, February 15 | 9:30 am

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Resume Building (Toronto) | Tuesday, February 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, February 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Toronto) | Thursday, February 21 | 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.

Disclosure of Disability (Toronto) | Monday, February 25 | 9:30 am

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss’s responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don’t fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

Nearby Events

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Resource Library) | Wednesday, January 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: EYTI (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, January 23 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the Employing Young Talent Incentive–a new government-funded program designed to support employers and youth.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment & Social Services) | Thursday, January 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!

Using Art to Set Goals (Scarborough) | Thursday, January 24 | 5:00 pm

Create art as a means relaxation, self-healing and self-discovery. Learn to use art to build your self-esteem, increase confidence and re-focus on your goals.

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Central Library) | Wednesday, February 6 | 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 & Social Services) | Thursday, February 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: Youth Job Connection (Etobicoke) | Friday, February 8 | 11:00 am

Learn about the program eligibility requirements, benefits and how to register successfully. The program includes 60 hours of paid training (minimum wage) and job placements after workshops are completed. Full-time and part-time jobs available.

Info Session: EYTI (Etobicoke) | Wednesday, February 13 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the Employing Young Talent Incentive–a new government-funded program designed to support employers and youth.

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Central Library) | Wednesday, February 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 (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Thursday, February 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!

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment & Social Services) | Thursday, February 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!

Money Management & Budgeting (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, February 26 | 2:00 pm

Find out how you can overcome debt problems and improve your personal money management skills. Presented by Credit Canada.

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