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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

Encouragement for your job search

Client:Marlene
Goal: Re-enter the workforce after a 2-year absence
Challenge: Finding encouragement to continue with job search
Support offered: One-on-one support; workshops; mock interviews; job fairs

“Thank you for everything you’ve done. You care so much.”

– Marlene, former job seeker

Situation

After being out of the workforce for 2 years, Marlene was having difficulty finding a new job. She was getting discouraged and losing motivation when she came to VPI for support.

Marlene met with a Career Specialist and they came up with a plan together to improve Marlene’s job prospects and give her the motivation she needed.

Marlene attended free workshops, applied for jobs on the VPI job board, accessed personal support funding, and attended VPI hosted job fairs. She participated in mock interviews where she learned to address difficult questions such as gaps in employment. With her Career Specialist’s support and encouragement, Marlene was able to successfully re-enter the workforce with a full-time job in the transportation industry.

If you need encouragement to continue your job search, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

After being out of the workforce for 2 years, Marlene was having difficulty finding a new job. She was getting discouraged and losing motivation when she came to VPI for support.

Marlene met with a Career Specialist and they came up with a plan together to improve Marlene’s job prospects and give her the motivation she needed.

Marlene attended free workshops, applied for jobs on the VPI job board, accessed personal support funding, and attended VPI hosted job fairs. She participated in mock interviews where she learned to address difficult questions such as gaps in employment. With her Career Specialist’s support and encouragement, Marlene was able to successfully re-enter the workforce with a full-time job in the transportation industry.

If you need encouragement to continue your job search, 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

CMI

Monday, July 8 | 10:00 am
Positions: Forklift Operators, Heavy Equipment, Skid Steer, Front End Loader

PACE Independent Living

Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am
Positions: Personal Support Workers

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Healthcare Job Fair (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, June 26 | 10:00 am

Employers: AGTA Home Health Care, S.R.T. Med-Staff, Versatile Care
Positions: PSW, RN, RPN, Construction, Medical/Legal Assistant

McDonald’s and Tim Hortons (Etobicoke) | Friday, July 5 | 10:30 am

Positions: Front Counter Staff, Kitchen Staff, Guest Experience Leaders, Team Member

CMI (Toronto) | Monday, July 8 | 10:00 am

Positions: Forklift Operators, Heavy Equipment, Skid Steer, Front End Loader

Childcare Job Fair (Ajax) | Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am

Employers: Happy Kids, Bridges Kinder Connection Daycare
Positions: Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants

PACE Independent Living (Toronto) | Tuesday, July 9 | 10:00 am

Positions: Personal Support Workers

CEVA Logistics (Georgetown) | Tuesday, July 16 | 10:00 am

Positions: Warehouse Workers
Special Events
Workshops

Disclosure of Disability (Toronto) | Wednesday, June 19 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Toronto) | Thursday, June 20 | 9:00 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.

Networking (Toronto) | Friday, June 21 | 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, June 25 | 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, June 25 | 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 (Toronto) | Thursday, June 27 | 9:30 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, July 2 | 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, July 2 | 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) | Wednesday, July 3 | 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, July 9 | 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, July 9 | 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 (Toronto) | Thursday, July 11 | 9:30 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.

LinkedIn (Toronto) | Friday, July 12 | 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, July 16 | 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, July 16 | 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) | Wednesday, July 17 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Toronto) | Thursday, July 18 | 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.

Networking (Toronto) | Friday, July 19 | 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, July 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, July 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.

Job Interviews (Toronto) | Thursday, July 25 | 9:30 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, July 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 (Toronto) | Tuesday, July 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.
Nearby Events

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, June 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 (Yorkgate Employment Services) | Tuesday, July 2 | 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 Libaray) | Wednesday, July 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!

First Aid & CPR Certification (Scarborough) | Thursday, July 4 | 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.

Local Services for Recent Immigrants (Scarborough) | Tuesday, July 9 | 2:00 pm

Learn about free services for recent immigrants and tips for starting your new life in Canada. Presented by The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

Info Session: Hospitality Training Programs (Etobicoke) | Thursday, July 11 | 2:00 pm

Find out if the Hospitality industry is right for you and learn about training programs to start a career. Presented by the Hospitality Workers Training Centre.

Safe Food Handling Certification (Scarborough) | Friday, July 12 | 10:00 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this full-day training and certification course. Facilitated by ProMask Fit.

Info Session: Youth Job Connection (Etobicoke) | Tuesday, July 16 | 1:00 pm

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: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, July 17 | 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) | Wednesday, July 17 | 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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