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

Programs to Support Youth

Client:Jackson
Goal: Start a career working with underprivileged youth
Challenge: New to Canada
Support offered: YJC program

“VPI has been pivotal is supporting me to find my passion and gain the skills and experience to be successful”

– Jackson, former job seeker

Situation

Jackson was new to Canada and looking for work. As a young person who had experienced barriers to career success himself, his long-term career goal was to work with underprivileged youth. But with no Canadian work experience and limited credentials he needed help.

Through VPI, Jackson enrolled in the Youth Job Connection (YJC) Program. YJC is a government-funded program designed to help youth aged 15-29 develop the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. YJC participants complete 60 hours of paid pre-employment training and workshops followed by a job placement.

Jackson was motivated by the program. He completed his training and with the support of his Job Placement Specialist, he began making connections with local organizations and applying for jobs.

Jackson’s career goals and experience were a great fit for a job opening at VPI supporting the youth program he took part in. He joined the VPI team and quickly became a valuable team member. 18 months later, Jackson is now working as Supervisor on our Youth Employment team.

If you need help with your job search, we can help. Contact us today.

Read the whole story

Situation

Jackson was new to Canada and looking for work. As a young person who had experienced barriers to career success himself, his long-term career goal was to work with underprivileged youth. But with no Canadian work experience and limited credentials he needed help.

Through VPI, Jackson enrolled in the Youth Job Connection (YJC) Program. YJC is a government-funded program designed to help youth aged 15-29 develop the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. YJC participants complete 60 hours of paid pre-employment training and workshops followed by a job placement.

Jackson was motivated by the program. He completed his training and with the support of his Job Placement Specialist, he began making connections with local organizations and applying for jobs.

Jackson’s career goals and experience were a great fit for a job opening at VPI supporting the youth program he took part in. He joined the VPI team and quickly became a valuable team member. 18 months later, Jackson is now working as Supervisor on our Youth Employment team.

If you need help with 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

Info Session: Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship

Wednesday, January 29 | 10:00 am
Learn about an exciting new FREE program being offered by Georgian College, CUSW, and Bruce Power that includes a 12-week paid placement as an Electrician Pre-Apprentice!

Safe Food Handling Certification

Wednesday, January 29 | 4:00 pm
Learn how to handle food safely in this training course and certification test. This is a great asset to have when applying for jobs in the food service industry.

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

Job Fairs & Special Events

Info Session: Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship (Walkerton) | Wednesday, January 29 | 10:00 am

Learn about an exciting new FREE program being offered by Georgian College, CUSW, and Bruce Power that includes a 12-week paid placement as an Electrician Pre-Apprentice!

Safe Food Handling Certification (Walkerton) | Wednesday, January 29 | 4:00 pm

Learn how to handle food safely in this training course and certification test. This is a great asset to have when applying for jobs in the food service industry.

Safe Food Handling Certification (Walkerton) | Saturday, February 1 | 8:30 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this training course and certification test. This is a great asset to have when applying for jobs in the food service industry.

Info Session: Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship (Port Elgin) | Wednesday, February 5 | 1:30 pm

Learn about an exciting new FREE program being offered by Georgian College, CUSW, and Bruce Power that includes a 12-week paid placement as an Electrician Pre-Apprentice!

Info Session: Fanshawe Programs (Walkerton) | Thursday, February 20 | 1:30 pm

Find out about full-time and part-time post-secondary programs offered locally through Fanshawe College Huron/Bruce.

Kincardine Job Connection (Municipality of Kincardine) | Friday, February 21 | 3:00 pm

Hand out your resume and meet with employers as you tour local businesses in the Municipality of Kincardine.

Careers in the Trades – Bruce County (Southampton Town Hall) | Wednesday, March 11 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.
Workshops

Second Career Orientation (Kincardine) | Wednesday, January 29 | 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 (Walkerton) | Tuesday, February 4 | 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, February 4 | 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.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, February 11 | 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, February 11 | 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, February 13 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Port Elgin) | Thursday, February 13 | 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.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, February 18 | 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, February 18 | 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 (Walkerton) | Wednesday, February 19 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Wiarton) | Thursday, February 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 Search Tools (Wiarton) | Monday, February 24 | 9:30 am

You need a job, but where and how do you begin your search? This 3-hour workshop provides you with the tools you need to research the labour market, create a compelling resume and expand your network to gain access to the hidden job market.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, February 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 (Walkerton) | Tuesday, February 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 (Walkerton) | Thursday, February 27 | 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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