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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
(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

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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 finding work in your field of study

Client:Karina
Goal: Find work in field of study
Challenge: Optimizing job search
Support offered: One-on-one resume support, career coaching , attending a job fair

“I am so very grateful for VPI’s support. I would recommend any close friend of mine to visit and gather career advice.”

– Karina, former job seeker

Situation

Karina is a recent graduate who was looking to find a job in her field of study. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists to help her optimize her resume and job search:

"I felt very lucky to have met such a helpful, well-informed, enthusiastic Career Specialist. As soon as I met her I was excited to work with her. She had high energy, was so easy to connect with and provided me with exciting, relevant information regarding my job search. She had taken the time prior to our meeting to review my resume. She then provided me with extremely helpful advice on how I could modernize my resume format, highlight key information, and made recommendations on how and where to showcase myself. I couldn’t help but feel extremely excited after leaving my appointment."

With her optimized and revised resume in hand, Karina's Career Specialist suggested she attend an upcoming large job fair to gain some experience with networking in a professional setting:

"With refreshed confidence and enthusiasm I walked into the job fair and introduced myself to as many people as I possibly could. This was a growth-oriented experience, meeting so many professionals, learning about their business needs and making connections. I left feeling extremely happy and grateful for the advice I had received."

A few days later, Karina received an email from the hiring manager of a large project management firm that she connected with at the job fair:

“I went down for an interview and now plan to start my new job within my given field!!"

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Karina is a recent graduate who was looking to find a job in her field of study. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists to help her optimize her resume and job search:

“I felt very lucky to have met such a helpful, well-informed, enthusiastic Career Specialist. As soon as I met her I was excited to work with her. She had high energy, was so easy to connect with and provided me with exciting, relevant information regarding my job search. She had taken the time prior to our meeting to review my resume. She then provided me with extremely helpful advice on how I could modernize my resume format, highlight key information, and made recommendations on how and where to showcase myself. I couldn’t help but feel extremely excited after leaving my appointment.”

With her optimized and revised resume in hand, Karina’s Career Specialist suggested she attend an upcoming large job fair to gain some experience with networking in a professional setting:

“With refreshed confidence and enthusiasm I walked into the job fair and introduced myself to as many people as I possibly could. This was a growth-oriented experience, meeting so many professionals, learning about their business needs and making connections. I left feeling extremely happy and grateful for the advice I had received.”

A few days later, Karina received an email from the hiring manager of a large project management firm that she connected with at the job fair:

“I went down for an interview and now plan to start my new job within my given field!!”

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, 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

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.

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 (Victoria Jubilee Hall) | 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.

Healthcare (Walkerton) | Tuesday, November 27 | 6:30 pm

Positions: Personal Support Worker, Dietary Aides, Cooks, Community Support Workers, Visiting/Shift Nurses

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.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Monday, December 3 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Sign up today to schedule your appointment.

xSmart Serve Certification (Walkerton) | Wednesday, December 12 | 4:00 pm

Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Thursday, December 13 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Sign up today to schedule your appointment.

Careers in Industrial Cannabis Production (Walkerton) | Friday, December 14 | 2:00 pm

Learn about market trends and training opportunities in the Cannabis industry with the North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Monday, December 17 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Sign up today to schedule your appointment.

Drop-In: Youth Job Connection (Walkerton) | Thursday, December 20 | 8:30 am

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you are eligible and interested in the YJC program. Sign up today to schedule your appointment.

Workshops

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.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, December 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.

Second Career Orientation (Port Elgin) | Tuesday, December 4 | 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, December 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.

Apprenticeships (Kincardine) | Friday, December 7 | 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.

Conflict Resolution (Kincardine) | Friday, December 7 | 1:00 pm

Conflicts are bound to happen—they’re a normal part of life. But they can be healthy or unhealthy, constructive or destructive, depending on how you approach them. In this course, you’ll learn how to slow down and make the most out of conflicts through nonviolent communication techniques.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, December 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, December 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.

Apprenticeships (Port Elgin) | Thursday, December 13 | 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.

Conflict Resolution (Port Elgin) | Thursday, December 13 | 1:00 pm

Conflicts are bound to happen—they’re a normal part of life. But they can be healthy or unhealthy, constructive or destructive, depending on how you approach them. In this course, you’ll learn how to slow down and make the most out of conflicts through nonviolent communication techniques.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, December 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, December 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, December 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.

Apprenticeships (Wiarton) | Thursday, December 20 | 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.

1:1 Job Search Support (Wiarton) | Thursday, December 20 | 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!

Second Career Orientation (Wiarton) | Monday, December 24 | 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 (Walkerton) | Friday, December 28 | 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.

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