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-4:30pm
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
556 Louisa Street

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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.

Job Seeker Success Story

Success Story: Full Support with Your Job Search

Client:Eddie
Goal: Find full-time employment
Challenge: Unable to find work
Support offered: One-on-one job search support, mock interview practice, resume support.

“VPI is an integral service that I believe anyone trying to get back to work can benefit from.”

–Eddie, former job seeker

Situation

After searching for jobs online, Eddie applied to a job that was advertised by VPI. Since we work closely with local employers, we advertise their open job positions to help them find the right candidate – Eddie found one of these job positions.

One of our Career Specialists reached out to Eddie and provided him with information on how VPI can help him find his next job. Intrigued by our services and support – he decided to give VPI a chance to help him with his job search.

Working together his Career Specialist (CS), Eddie received help with his resume, interview practice through mock interviews, and he enrolled in various development courses to help him upgrade his skills and knowledge.

Throughout the process, Eddie received full support from his CS. Satisfied with the level of support and care he received, he says he would not hesitate to recommend VPI to his friends. Eddie still keeps in touch with his Career Specialist and he’s happy to know that if he ever does need help in the future; his CS will be there to guide him through it.

With his new knowledge, skills, and lessons learned from his CS, he managed to find his next career opportunity.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

After searching for jobs online, Eddie applied to a job that was advertised by VPI. Since we work closely with local employers, we advertise their open job positions to help them find the right candidate – Eddie found one of these job positions.

One of VPI’s Career Specialists reached out to Eddie and provided him with information on how VPI can help him find his next job. Intrigued by our services and support – he decided to give VPI a chance to help him with his job search.

Working together his Career Specialist (CS), Eddie received help with his resume, interview practice through mock interviews, and he enrolled in various development courses to help him upgrade his skills and knowledge.

Throughout the process, Eddie received full support from his CS. Satisfied with the level of support and care he received, he says he would not hesitate to recommend VPI to his friends. Eddie still keeps in touch with his Career Specialist and he’s happy to know that if he ever does need help in the future; his CS will be there to guide him through it.

With his new knowledge, skills, and lessons learned from his CS, he managed to find his next career opportunity.

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

Events & Workshops

Free virtual events. These events are open to anyone, but space is limited. Register today to secure your virtual spot.

Networking

May 30 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Continuing Education with Contact North

May 30 | 10:00 am
Find out about the FREE online professional and career development micro-credential courses available through Contact North.
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Guest Speaker: Customer Service Excellence with Immigrants Working Centre

May 30 | 1:00 pm
Learn about customer service excellence training for newcomers to Hamilton by the Immigrant Working Centre (IWC).
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Critical Thinking

May 30 | 1:30 pm
Learn lessons and strategies for developing thinking that is unbiased, well-founded, and fully engaged.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

May 31 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Info Session: Service Canada and Employment Insurance

May 31 | 10:00 am
Hear from a representative from Service Canada about Employment Insurance.
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Workplace Communication

May 31 | 1:30 pm
Learn skills to get along in the workplace: communication techniques, assertiveness, and showcasing a positive attitude—even on a bad day!
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Resume Building

June 1 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
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Job Interviews

June 1 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
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Hiring Event: Saputo Inc.

June 2 | 10:00 am
Virtual hiring event with Saputo Inc. who are actively recruiting for Student – Warehouse Attendant position.
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Info Session: Careers in the Equine Industry

June 2 | 10:00 am
Join us in this information session to find out about free training and employment opportunities within the equine industry.
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Digital Literacy

June 2 | 1:30 pm
Learn about the skills you need to thrive in the digital world, how to think more critically, and how to communicate effectively online.
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Occupational Research

June 3 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
Register for this event

Disclosure of Disabilities

June 3 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
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Networking

June 6 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Hiring Event: ParaMed Home Healthcare

June 6 | 11:00 am
In-person Hiring Event for ParaMed Home Healthcare who are actively recruiting for the Walkerton, Hanover, Kincardine, Port Elgin and Wiarton areas.
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Managing Stress

June 6 | 1:30 pm
Learn some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, and strategies for dealing with them when navigating your job search.
Register for this event

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

June 7 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
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Info Session: Service Canada Programs

June 7 | 10:00 am
Hear from a representative from Service Canada about service and financial support updates. Presented in partnership with Service Canada.
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Workplace Essential Skills

June 7 | 1:30 pm
Check in with some basic workplace skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.
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Resume Building

June 8 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
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Info Session: WorkSafe Training

June 8 | 10:00 am
Learn about the different services and programs Work Safe Training has to offer.
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Job Interviews

June 8 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Register for this event

Customer Service Excellence

June 9 | 1:30 pm
Join us for a day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.
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Occupational Research

June 10 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
Register for this event

Guest Speaker: Personal Finance Management

June 10 | 10:00 am
Learn effective strategies for saving, budgeting and developing critical life skills in financial management with Credit Canada.
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Guest Speaker: Transferable Skills and Accomplishments with NPAAMB

June 10 | 1:00 pm
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers with NPAAMB.
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Disclosure of Disabilities

June 10 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Networking

June 13 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Managing Stress

June 13 | 1:30 pm
Learn some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, and strategies for dealing with them when navigating your job search.
Register for this event

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

June 14 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

LinkedIn

June 14 | 1:30 pm
Develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.
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Guest Speaker: Careers with the Canadian Armed Forces

June 15 | 10:00 am
Hear from a representative of the Canadian Armed Forces about career and education opportunities with the Navy, Army or Air Force.
Register for this event

Resume Building

June 15 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
Register for this event

Job Interviews

June 15 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Register for this event

Digital Literacy

June 16 | 1:30 pm
Learn about the skills you need to thrive in the digital world, how to think more critically, and how to communicate effectively online.
Register for this event

Info Session: Careers in the Equine Industry

June 16 | 2:00 pm
Join us in this information session to find out about free training and employment opportunities within the equine industry.
Register for this event

Occupational Research

June 17 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
Register for this event

Guest Speaker: Halton Hills Public Library

June 17 | 10:00 am
Learn more about what your local Halton Hills library can do for you!
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Disclosure of Disabilities

June 17 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Networking

June 20 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Cultural Sensitivity

June 20 | 1:30 pm
Develop a better understanding of how to learn about and work with people whose cultural background is not the same as yours.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

June 21 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

Workplace Essential Skills

June 21 | 1:30 pm
Check in with some basic workplace skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.
Register for this event

Resume Building

June 22 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
Register for this event

Info Session: Truck Driver Training with Durham College

June 22 | 11:00 am
Learn about Truck Driver Training Courses at Durham College in this information session.
Register for this event

Job Interviews

June 22 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Register for this event

Guest Speaker: Careers with the Canadian Armed Forces

June 23 | 1:30 pm
Hear from a representative of the Canadian Armed Forces about career and education opportunities with the Navy, Army or Air Force.
Register for this event

Customer Service Excellence

June 23 | 1:30 pm
Join us for a day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.
Register for this event

Occupational Research

June 24 | 10:00 am
Learn to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.
Register for this event

Disclosure of Disabilities

June 24 | 1:30 pm
Gain insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Networking

June 27 | 10:00 am
This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Managing Stress

June 27 | 1:30 pm
Learn some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, and strategies for dealing with them when navigating your job search.
Register for this event

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

June 28 | 10:00 am
Identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

Info Session: Forklift Course with Durham College

June 28 | 11:00 am
Learn about Forklift Course offerings at Durham College in this information session.
Register for this event

LinkedIn

June 28 | 1:30 pm
Develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.
Register for this event

Resume Building

June 29 | 10:00 am
Learn to create a compelling resume that will get the attention it deserves.
Register for this event

Job Interviews

June 29 | 1:30 pm
Learn to handle potentially stressful job interviews, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Register for this event

Problem Solving

June 30 | 1:30 pm
Learn about the steps in the problem solving cycle,how to implement strategies to identify solutions and how to evaluate your solutions to see if they are successful.
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