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 gaining Canadian Work Experience

Client:Shashank
Goal: Find work in field of Marketing
Challenge: Getting started in a new country
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, Job Interviews workshop, Referral for credential assessment

“They genuinely want to help and provide you with all the resources that you need.”

– Shashank, former job seeker

Situation

Shashank--a recent newcomer to Canada--was having trouble finding work in his industry. He had proven skills and experience in the field of Marketing. But he was not accustomed to the Canadian job search process. He came to VPI for guidance.

After meeting with our Career Specialist, Shashank was prepared with an action plan. He signed up for the Job Interviews workshop to get a better sense of what to expect when meeting with an employer. And to help him with his foreign-obtained degrees and experience, we referred him for a credentials assessment.

Two weeks after meeting with us, Shashank went for a job interview with the results of his assessment in hand. After a successful interview, he was hired for a position in his chosen industry and is developing valuable experience in the Canadian workforce.

If you need help returning to work, we can help. Contact us today.

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Situation

Shashank–a recent newcomer to Canada–was having trouble finding work in his industry. He had proven skills and experience in the field of Marketing. But he was not accustomed to the Canadian job search process. He came to VPI for guidance.

After meeting with our Career Specialist, Shashank was prepared with an action plan. He signed up for the Job Interviews workshop to get a better sense of what to expect when meeting with an employer. And to help him with his foreign-obtained degrees and experience, we referred him for a credentials assessment.

Two weeks after meeting with us, Shashank went for a job interview with the results of his assessment in hand. After a successful interview, he was hired for a position in his chosen industry and is developing valuable experience in the Canadian workforce.

If you need help returning to work, 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

LinkedIn Learning Launch

Monday, November 18 | 9:00 am
LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Drop in to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning Launch

Thursday, November 21 | 9:00 am
LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Drop in to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.

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

Job Fairs & Special Events

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Kincardine) | Monday, November 18 | 9:00 am

LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Drop in to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Wiarton) | Thursday, November 21 | 9:00 am

LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Drop in to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.

Try the Trades – Culinary (Launch Pad) | Friday, November 22 | 9:30 am

Work with a registered chef on meal preparations, and be a part of a team to make healthy, delicious meals while learning the skills of the trade. Presented in partnership with Bruce County, The YMCA, Grey County and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.

LinkedIn Learning Launch (Port Elgin) | Wednesday, November 27 | 9:00 am

LinkedIn Learning is here! VPI program participants can now access over 14,000 online workshops for free. Join us for this info session to find out how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning.

Gambling Awareness (Walkerton) | Wednesday, December 4 | 1:00 pm

Learn about gambling addiction, including how to spot the signs and how to find help. Presented in Partnership with YMCA.

Info Session: Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (Walkerton) | Monday, December 9 | 9:30 am

Get basic information about starting a career as an apprentice with the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. Presented by Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board.

Soft Skills Solutions Certification (Walkerton) | Tuesday, December 10 | 9:30 am

Join us for 4 days of soft skills training and develop the skills that employers are looking for. Presented in partnership with Adult Learning Centre.
Workshops

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, November 19 | 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, November 19 | 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, November 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 (Walkerton) | Tuesday, November 26 | 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, November 26 | 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) | Thursday, December 5 | 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.

Job Interviews (Walkerton) | Thursday, December 12 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Walkerton) | Thursday, December 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.
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