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
(Temporary)
147 Mahood Johnston Drive

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

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?

Job Seeker Success Story

Programs and encouragement to help with your job search

Client:Jane
Goal: Finding a new job
Challenge: Lack of knowledge about career options, confidence
Support offered: Career Cruising software, one-on-one coaching

“VPI helped me see that my experience and skills are transferable and do mean something.”

Jane, former job seeker

Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn't sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Jane was working in a customer service job that was causing her stress. She wanted to find a new job while she worked on her long-term career goals. But she wasn’t sure what her options were.

She made an appointment with Kathi, a VPI Career Specialist who set her up with free Career Cruising software. Career Cruising is a program that helps guide you through the early stages of your job search through tools like self-assessment, labour market research, online job search and resume creation.

With the help of Career Cruising, Jane was able to find out more about her realistic job prospects. More importantly, by meeting with Kathi, Jane received the encouragement and confidence boost she needed to find a job with a new company.

Jane is currently working in a new retail position and enjoys her new work environment. She now has the information, confidence and time to start planning for her future.

For more information on how we can help you with your job search, 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: Bruce Power Application

Wednesday, October 24 | 2:00 pm
A representative will be on-hand to discuss the ins and outs of applying for a job with Bruce Power.

Drop-in: Youth Job Connection

Thursday, October 25 | 8:30 am
Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Appointments are available from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. To book an appointment, click the green "Register for this event" button and indicate your preferred time in the message field. We will contact you to confirm your appointment with us.

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

Job Fairs & Special Events

Info Session: Bruce Power Application (Bruce County Library – Wiarton Branch) | Wednesday, October 24 | 2:00 pm

A representative will be on-hand to discuss the ins and outs of applying for a job with Bruce Power.

Drop-in: Youth Job Connection (Wiarton) | Thursday, October 25 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Appointments are available from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. To book an appointment, click the green “Register for this event” button and indicate your preferred time in the message field. We will contact you to confirm your appointment with us.

Community Information Expo (Walkerton Public Library) | Thursday, October 25 | 6:00 pm

Learn about a wide range of community groups in Walkerton: recreation, education, housing, child care, health and more.

Assessment: Customer Service Training Program (Walkerton) | Tuesday, October 30 | 10:00 am

Find out if you qualify for a FREE 2-week training course to upgrade your customer service and hospitality skills. Training presented in partnership with Georgian College.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Monday, November 5 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Appointments are available from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. To book an appointment, click the green “Register for this event” button and indicate your preferred time in the message field. We will contact you to confirm your appointment with us.

Careers in Insurance (Walkerton) | Wednesday, November 7 | 5:00 pm

Find out how you can start a career in the insurance industry. Presented by Combined Insurance.

Financial Management (Walkerton) | Friday, November 9 | 10:00 am

Learn to maximize your money and make smarter financial decisions. Presented by CIBC.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Thursday, November 15 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Appointments are available from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. To book an appointment, click the green “Register for this event” button and indicate your preferred time in the message field. We will contact you to confirm your appointment with us.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Monday, November 19 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Appointments are available from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. To book an appointment, click the green “Register for this event” button and indicate your preferred time in the message field. We will contact you to confirm your appointment with us.

Info Session: Bruce Power Application (Walkerton) | Wednesday, November 21 | 6:00 pm

A representative will be on-hand to discuss the ins and outs of applying for a job with Bruce Power.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Monday, November 26 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Appointments are available from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. To book an appointment, click the green “Register for this event” button and indicate your preferred time in the message field. We will contact you to confirm your appointment with us.

VPI Information Session (Lucknow Community Christian Reformed Church) | Thursday, November 29 | 7:00 pm

Find out about VPI Working Solutions and the FREE programs, resources and services we offer to help job seekers improve skills, identify training needs and find suitable work in Ontario.

Workshops

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, October 23 | 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, October 23 | 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 (Wiarton) | Monday, October 29 | 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, October 30 | 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, October 30 | 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 (Walkerton) | Wednesday, October 31 | 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.

Apprenticeships (Kincardine) | Thursday, November 1 | 10:00 am

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

LinkedIn (Kincardine) | Thursday, November 1 | 2:00 pm

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Second Career Orientation (Port Elgin) | Tuesday, November 6 | 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, November 6 | 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 6 | 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.

Apprenticeships (Port Elgin) | Thursday, November 8 | 10:00 am

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

LinkedIn (Port Elgin) | Thursday, November 8 | 2:00 pm

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Second Career Orientation (Kincardine) | Tuesday, November 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, November 13 | 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 13 | 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.

Apprenticeships (Wiarton) | Friday, November 16 | 10:00 am

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

Resume Building (Wiarton) | Friday, November 16 | 1:00 pm

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 (Wiarton) | Friday, November 16 | 3:00 pm

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, November 20 | 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 20 | 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, November 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.

Second Career Orientation (Wiarton) | Monday, November 26 | 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, November 27 | 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 27 | 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, November 28 | 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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