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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

Job Search Help for Recent Immigrants

Client:Nihar
Goal: Find first Canadian job in field of choice
Challenge: Lack of Canadian work experience
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, Resume critique, Mock interview

“VPI helps you in getting the basics right and encourages you to never stop trying until you get what you’re looking for.””

– Nihar, former job seeker

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Nihar is a recent immigrant to Canada with a background in Project Management. When he got in contact with VPI he had all the right credentials and was highly motivated to find work in his industry. But he lacked Canadian work experience.

He was not interested in taking jobs outside of his industry just to gain experience. He had already received help with his job search from other services but had not yet had any success.

Nihar met with one of our expert Career Specialists and together they worked on revising his resume to make it specific and relevant to his career goals.

With his newly-optimized resume, Nihar was able to land an interview with a company in his industry of choice. After doing a mock interview with his Career Specialist, Nihar nailed the real interview and was offered the job.

Nihar is currently employed and gaining Canadian experience in his industry of choice and is optimistic about his future as part of the Canadian workforce.

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

Smart Serve Certification

Wednesday, January 16 | 4:00 pm
Smart Serve Training allows participants to legally serve alcohol in Ontario. Financial supports may be available to cover fees.

Careers in the Trades

Wednesday, March 6 | 10:30 am
Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades.

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

Job Fairs & Special Events

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.

Drop-in: Youth Job Connection (Saugeen Social Services) | Wednesday, January 16 | 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.

Smart Serve Certification (Walkerton) | Wednesday, January 16 | 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 (Saugeen Social Services) | Wednesday, January 30 | 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 the Trades (Cargill District Community Fund) | Wednesday, March 6 | 10:30 am

Learn about apprenticeship programs and explore careers in the trades.

Workshops

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.

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, January 8 | 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, January 8 | 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, January 8 | 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) | Thursday, January 10 | 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 (Kincardine) | Thursday, January 10 | 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!

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, January 15 | 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, January 15 | 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, January 15 | 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, January 17 | 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 (Port Elgin) | Thursday, January 17 | 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!

Resume Building (Walkerton) | Tuesday, January 22 | 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, January 22 | 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, January 23 | 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.

Maintaining Mental Health (Wiarton) | Wednesday, January 23 | 10:00 am

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.

1:1 Job Search Support (Wiarton) | Wednesday, January 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!

Second Career Orientation (Wiarton) | Monday, January 28 | 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, January 29 | 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, January 29 | 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, January 30 | 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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Hot Jobs

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