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
556 Louisa 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.

Job Seeker Success Story

Success Story: Resume support to match your skills

Client:Swarup
Goal: Find employment
Challenge: Self-confidence; lack of credentials
Support offered: One-on-one support, resume support, mock-interviews

“VPI helped me develop the necessary skills and confidence to be an attractive candidate to the jobs that capture my interest.”

–Swarup, former job seeker

Situation

Swarup was looking for work. But he was not confident in his credentials and was having difficulty finding a career that matched his interests.

He got in touch with VPI, where he was partnered with a Career Specialist. Together, they worked on improving Swarup’s confidence by conducting mock interview, and tailored his resume to highlight his relevant skills and experience.

By working with VPI Swarup was able to build his confidence and refocus his job search on the types of jobs that fit his interests and experience. Shortly after working with VPI, Swarup found a job as a Customer Service Representative.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Swarup was looking for work. But he was not confident in his credentials and was having difficulty finding a career that matched his interests.

He got in touch with VPI, where he was partnered with a Career Specialist. Together, they worked on improving Swarup’s confidence by conducting mock interview, and tailored his resume to highlight his relevant skills and experience.

By working with VPI Swarup was able to build his confidence and refocus his job search on the types of jobs that fit his interests and experience. Shortly after working with VPI, Swarup found a job as a Customer Service Representative.

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.

Customer Service Excellence

April 15 | 10:00 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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Apprenticeships

April 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.
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Occupational Research

April 16 | 10:00 am
What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how 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

April 16 | 1:00 pm
Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss's responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don't fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Conflict Resolution

April 19 | 10:00 am
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.
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Networking

April 19 | 10:00 am
Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That's a lot! The only way to connect with these 'hidden' jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
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Continuing Education with Contact North

April 20 | 10:00 am
Find out about the online professional and career development courses available through Contact North.
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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

April 20 | 10:00 am
What is the next step in your work life? Your past work experiences are specific, but the skills you draw from them offer you flexibility. Chances are, you have more skills than you think! Take this workshop to identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

Workplace Essential Skills

April 20 | 10:00 am
What percentage of 230 is 43, and how do you find out? How do you compose a project proposal, and then how do you give a great presentation on it? Some workplace skills are so common as to be almost universal, including basic math, literacy, computer use, and others. This workshop is a great way to check in with those skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.
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Info Session: Tech Training with NPower Canada

April 20 | 1:00 pm
Find out about free technical skills training programs offered by NPower Canada for youth between 17-30 years old.
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Resume Building

April 21 | 10:00 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.
Register for this event

Virtual Hiring Event: Maple Leaf Foods

April 21 | 1:00 pm
Virtual interviews for: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers, Semi-Skilled Labourers
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Job Interviews

April 21 | 1:00 pm
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.
Register for this event

Critical Thinking

April 22 | 10:00 am
What is Critical Thinking? Why is it important for us to have this skill? What is a sound reality based argument? How do you identify bias in arguments? Join us in this workshop where we talk about lessons and strategies for developing thinking that is unbiased, well-founded, and fully engaged.
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Careers as a Live Event Technician

April 22 | 2:00 pm
Do you enjoy working behind the scenes? Find out about a career as a Live Event Technician. Presented in partnership with Metalworks institute.
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Occupational Research

April 23 | 10:00 am
What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how 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

April 23 | 1:00 pm
Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss's responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don't fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event

Networking

April 26 | 10:00 am
Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That's a lot! The only way to connect with these 'hidden' jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.
Register for this event

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments

April 27 | 10:00 am
What is the next step in your work life? Your past work experiences are specific, but the skills you draw from them offer you flexibility. Chances are, you have more skills than you think! Take this workshop to identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.
Register for this event

Resume Building

April 28 | 10:00 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.
Register for this event

Job Interviews

April 28 | 1:00 pm
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.
Register for this event

Info Session: ACE and GED programs

April 29 | 1:30 pm
Find out about local programs to help you attain your high school equivalency. Presented in partnership with Adult Learning North Halton.
Register for this event

Occupational Research

April 30 | 10:00 am
What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how 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

April 30 | 1:00 pm
Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss's responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don't fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.
Register for this event