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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

Info Session: Employment Service

Wednesday, December 19 | 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

Thursday, January 10 | 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!

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

Job fairs & Hiring Events

Staff Plus (Mississauga) | Wednesday, December 19 | 1:00 pm

Positions: General Labour, Forklift Operator, Skilled Direct Hire

Maple Leaf (Hamilton) | Friday, January 4 | 12:00 pm

Positions: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers

Versatile Care (Ajax) | Wednesday, January 9 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Personal Support Workers, Construction Associates

Weed Man (Hamilton) | Friday, January 11 | 1:00 pm

Positions: Door-to-door Lead Generators

YMCA Childcare Centres (Georgetown) | Tuesday, January 15 | 4:30 pm

Positions: Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, Supply staff

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

Special Events

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Social Services) | Wednesday, December 19 | 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 Library) | Wednesday, 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!

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Central Library) | Wednesday, January 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 (Yorkgate Employment & Social Services) | Thursday, January 10 | 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 Central Library) | Wednesday, January 16 | 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, January 17 | 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!

Becoming a CPA (Vaughan) | Wednesday, January 23 | 10:00 am

Learn how you can earn the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation — your ticket to career success. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

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: 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!

Careers in the Trades (Evergreen College Markham Campus) | Friday, March 8 | 1:00 pm/a>

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades. Presented in partnership with Evergreen College.

Workshops

Customer Service Excellence (Vaughan) | Thursday, December 20 | 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.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | Friday, December 21 | 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) | Thursday, January 3 | 4:30 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 (Vaughan) | Tuesday, January 8 | 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, January 8 | 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, January 8 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Vaughan) | Monday, January 14 | 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.

Job Interviews (Vaughan) | Monday, January 14 | 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, January 15 | 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, January 15 | 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, January 15 | 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) | Monday, January 21 | 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, 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 (Vaughan) | 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.

Networking (Vaughan) | Tuesday, January 22 | 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 (Vaughan) | Wednesday, January 30 | 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

Planning for Retirement (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 9 | 2:00 pm

Hear from an industry professional about the importance of preparing your finances for retirement. Presented by Primerica.

Careers in Medical Cannabis (Richmond Hill) | Thursday, January 10 | 2:00 pm

Learn about labour market trends, training opportunities and in-demand jobs in the medical cannabis industry. Presented by the North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology.

Orientation: Employment Service (The Bridge Community Church) | Monday, January 14 | 5:00 pm

Learn about free Employment Ontario programs that can help you find full-time and part-time jobs. Walk-ins welcome!

Becoming a CPA (Scarborough) | Tuesday, January 15 | 12:00 pm

Learn how you can earn the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation — your ticket to career success. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Becoming a CPA (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 23 | 1:00 pm

Learn how you can earn the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation — your ticket to career success. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

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.

Orientation: Employment Service (St. Mary’s Anglican Church) | Monday, January 28 | 5:00 pm

Learn about free Employment Ontario programs that can help you find full-time and part-time jobs. Walk-ins welcome!

Careers in the Trades (McGregor Community Centre ) | Thursday, March 7 | 9:00 am

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades.

Careers in the Trades (Evergreen College Markham Campus) | Friday, March 8 | 1:00 pm

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades. Presented in partnership with Evergreen College.

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