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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

Programs and encouragement to help with your job search

Client:Jane
Goal: Finding a new job
Challenge: Lack of knowledge about career options, confidence
Support offered: Career Cruising software, one-on-one coaching

“VPI helped me see that my experience and skills are transferable and do mean something.”

Jane, former job seeker

Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn't sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

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

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Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn’t sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

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.

Networking

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.

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

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Monday, October 22 | 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 (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!

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!

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!

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!

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment & Social Services) | Thursday, November 22 | 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 & Social Services) | Thursday, November 29 | 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!

Workshops

Resume Building (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | Tuesday, October 23 | 1:30 pm

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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | Friday, October 26 | 10:00 am

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.

Second Career Orientation (Vaughan) | Monday, October 29 | 9:00 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.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | Monday, October 29 | 2:00 pm

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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Vaughan) | Monday, November 5 | 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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Occupational Research (Vaughan) | Tuesday, November 6 | 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.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 7 | 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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Workplace Essential Skills (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 14 | 2:00 pm

What percentage of 230 is 43, and how do you find out? How do you compose a project proposal, and then how do you give a great presentation on it? Some workplace skills are so common as to be almost universal, including basic math, literacy, computer use, and others. This workshop is a great way to check in with those skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | Monday, November 19 | 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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Vaughan) | Friday, November 23 | 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.

Building Self-Reliance (Vaughan) | Monday, November 26 | 9:00 am

Self-reliance is about taking charge of your life. Being able to set personal goals, plan your own budget, and manage your time will make you a more independent person. Being able to respond gracefully to life’s little emergencies will make you a more reliable, helpful person to have around. This course offers some basic tools to get you started.

Resume Building (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Vaughan) | Wednesday, November 28 | 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.

Nearby Events

Employer Research (Toronto) | Friday, October 26 | 9:30 am

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

NPOWER: Free Tech Training for Youth (Toronto) | Friday, November 16 | 12:30 pm

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

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