Walkerton

Address: 200 McNab Street, Suite 200, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
Phone: 519-881-4900
Fax: 519-881-3789

Hours of Operation

Monday8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday8:30am-8pm
Thursday8:30am-4:30pm
Friday8:30am-4:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Open the first Saturday of every month from 9am – 3pm, except long weekends, then it is the following Saturday.

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Other Bruce County Locations – by appointment only: 519-881-4900

Kincardine
UBC Local 2222 Training Centre
385 Queen St, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2R4

Lion’s Head
Lion’s Head Municipality Building
56 Lindsay Road

Port Elgin
Maple Square Mall
515 Goderich Street, Unit 211

Southampton
Mental Health Building
353 High Street

Tobermory
The Meeting Place
20 Centennial Drive, Box 147

Wiarton
Bruce Peninsula Adult Learning Centre
576 Edward Street

News, Jobs & Upcoming Events

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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

Help assessing and developing workplace skills

Client:Patrice
Goal: Build work experience and confidence
Challenge: Developing skills; building work experience
Support offered: Job search support; workshops; resume support

“VPI is a great place to assess your skills sets and learn about resources to help you develop and find employment.”

– Patrice, former job seeker

Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, we can help. Contact us today.

Read the whole story

Situation

Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.

She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.

To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”

With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.

If you need help assessing your skills, 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

The Walker House

Tuesday, September 17 | 4:30 pm
Positions: Hosts, Food Runners, Bussers, Servers, Bartenders, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers

Smart Serve Certification

Wednesday, September 25 | 4:00 pm
Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

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

Job Fairs & Special Events

The Walker House (The Walker House) | Tuesday, September 17 | 4:30 pm

Positions: Hosts, Food Runners, Bussers, Servers, Bartenders, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers

Smart Serve Certification (Walkerton) | Wednesday, September 25 | 4:00 pm

Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Smart Serve Certification (Walkerton) | Friday, September 27 | 9:00 am

Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.
Workshops

Customer Service Excellence (Walkerton) | Thursday, September 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 (Walkerton) | Tuesday, September 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 (Walkerton) | Tuesday, September 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.

Job Interviews (Walkerton) | Thursday, September 26 | 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.
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