Walk-ins Welcome

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. Contact us today

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

Kincardine
Lake Huron Learning Centre
385 Queen Street

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

Jobs and Events

News, Jobs & Upcoming Events

As an Employment Ontario service provider, VPI Working Solutions offers free services, programs and resources to help job seekers identify, prepare for and attain suitable, sustainable employment. With 17 locations across Southern Ontario, we have provided employment services to individuals and organizations for over 30 years. For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

In the meantime, you can find all of the latest information on resources, upcoming events and opportunities below. You can also download a PDF to easily print and share.

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Do you need some help with your job search? Looking for full-time, part-time or seasonal work? Have questions about our free programs and services?

Success Story

Job Seeker Success Story

Employer Success Story: CYBL

Employer:Canadian Youth Basketball League
Goal:Fill multiple positions and provide employment for youth
Challenge: Sufficient staffing to run programs throughout the GTA
Focus of support: Financial support, youth employment skills
Outcomes: Secured funding through youth employment programs
Hired over 50 youth throughout Greater Toronto Area

“The Youth were given an opportunity to learn employment skills with an agency who supported their individual growth.”

– Sophia, Canadian Youth Basketball League

Situation

Canadian Youth Basketball League (CYBL) is a not-for-profit organization that offers amateur basketball development opportunities for youth. CYBL strives to support student- athletes in Canada to develop skills beyond the basketball court.

As a non-profit, CYBL was faced with the challenge of hiring enough staff to keep their programs and tournaments running seamlessly. They also wanted to provide paid work opportunities for youth who participated in their programs and expressed an interest in working for the organization. Although the youth had the passion and drive, many lacked work experience and the necessary job skills.

Solution

Over the course of two years, CYBL worked closely with VPI’s student services team to have youth with limited experience participate in job-readiness workshops and training. And with funding support through the Youth Job Link and Youth Job Connection programs, CYBL was able to provide meaningful employment and work experience to many young people in their area of interest. In turn, CYBL received the extra help they needed to run their initiatives successfully across the GTA.

For more information on how we can help you with your hiring needs, contact us today.

Read the whole story

Situation

Canadian Youth Basketball League (CYBL) is a not-for-profit organization that offers amateur basketball development opportunities for youth. CYBL strives to support student- athletes in Canada to develop skills beyond the basketball court.

As a non-profit, CYBL was faced with the challenge of hiring enough staff to keep their programs and tournaments running seamlessly. They also wanted to provide paid work opportunities for youth who participated in their programs and expressed an interest in working for the organization. Although the youth had the passion and drive, many lacked work experience and the necessary job skills.

Solution

Over the course of two years, CYBL worked closely with VPI’s student services team to have youth with limited experience participate in job-readiness workshops and training. And with funding support through the Youth Job Link and Youth Job Connection programs, CYBL was able to provide meaningful employment and work experience to many young people in their area of interest. In turn, CYBL received the extra help they needed to run their initiatives successfully across the GTA.

For more information on how we can help you with your hiring needs, contact us today.

Events and Workshops

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

Financial Literacy

Thursday, August 16 | 10:00 am
Learn effective strategies for saving, budgeting and developing critical life skills in financial management.

Huron-Kinloss Job & Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, August 29 | 5:00 pm
Find out who is hiring, who needs volunteers, and what you need to do to land your dream job! VPI staff members will be on hand to share information about our programs and services. Meet representative from local companies and organizations including: Bruce Power, 7 Acres, NWMO, Huron-Kinloss Community Services, Business to Bruce, Snobelen Farms, Pinecrest Manor, FIG Studio Kitchen and more!

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

Job Fairs & Special Events

Financial Literacy (Wiarton) | Thursday, August 16 | 10:00 am

Learn effective strategies for saving, budgeting and developing critical life skills in financial management.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Kincardine) | Wednesday, August 29 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you’re eligible for the Youth Job Connection (YJC) program. Appointments are available from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Register today to reserve an appointment.

Huron-Kinloss Job & Volunteer Fair (Lucknow District Sports Complex) | Wednesday, August 29 | 5:00 pm

Find out who is hiring, who needs volunteers, and what you need to do to land your dream job! VPI staff members will be on hand to share information about our programs and services. Meet representative from local companies and organizations including: Bruce Power, 7 Acres, NWMO, Huron-Kinloss Community Services, Business to Bruce, Snobelen Farms, Pinecrest Manor, FIG Studio Kitchen and more!

Soft Skills Training (Best Western Walkerton Hotel and Conference Centre) | Tuesday, September 4 | 9:30 am

Join us alongside the Adult Learning Centre for a 5-day soft skills training course designed to help you secure and retain employment.

Workshops

Maintaining Mental Health (Walkerton) | Friday, August 17 | 1:30 pm

Stress. Anger. Depression. We all feel them sometimes, but when they become a constant presence, every part of our lives suffers, and things may start to spiral out of control. This course will introduce you to some basic facts about stress, anger, and anxiety disorders, as well as some strategies for dealing with them.

Building Self-Reliance (Walkerton) | Monday, August 20 | 1:30 pm

Self-reliance is about taking charge of your life. Being able to set personal goals, plan your own budget, and manage your time will make you a more independent person. Being able to respond gracefully to life’s little emergencies will make you a more reliable, helpful person to have around. This course offers some basic tools to get you started.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, August 21 | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Kincardine) | Tuesday, August 21 | 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.

Cover Letters (Walkerton) | Tuesday, August 21 | 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, August 22 | 1:30 pm

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.

1:1 Job Search Support (Wiarton) | Thursday, August 23 | 1:00 pm

Do you need a job? Are you unsure about education and training options? We can help! Register now for support and assistance with job search, labour market research, resume development and more!

Job Search Tools (Wiarton) | Thursday, August 23 | 1:00 pm

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, August 28 | 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, August 28 | 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Port Elgin) | Wednesday, August 29 | 9:00 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.

Second Career Orientation (Wiarton) | Thursday, August 30 | 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.

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