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 for Employment Ontario program participants, unless otherwise indicated. Use the filters below to narrow your search. Click an event listing to see more details and to register.
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Scarborough

416-293-7489
3443 Finch Avenue East, Suite 102, Scarborough ON M1W 2S1
Phone: 416-293-7489
Fax: 416-293-1993
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm (8pm on Thu)

Upcoming Events

November 2017

Maintaining Mental Health
Scarborough @ 2 pm

November 20 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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.

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Resume Building
Scarborough @ 9:30 am

November 21 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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 résumé, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

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Cover Letters
Scarborough @ 11 am

November 21 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some "don't"s 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.

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Occupational Research
Scarborough @ 2 pm

November 21 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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.

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Newcomers
Scarborough @ 11 am

November 22 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

Being a newcomer to Canada can be difficult and confusing. This course is designed to help. It introduces newcomers to Ontario’s workplace culture and laws. It also offers advice to help them find jobs. Finally, this course gives links to useful information about finding a home, a doctor, and other services.

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Job Interviews
Scarborough @ 9:30 am

November 23 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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.

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Job Interviews
Scarborough @ 2 pm

November 23 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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.

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Resume Building
Scarborough @ 9:30 am

November 28 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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 résumé, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

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Cover Letters
Scarborough @ 11 am

November 28 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some "don't"s 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.

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Networking
Scarborough @ 2:30 pm

November 28 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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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Disclosure of Disability
Scarborough @ 9:30 am

November 29 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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.

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Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Scarborough @ 9:30 am

November 30 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

When can your boss fire you without warning? Do you always earn overtime pay for working on a holiday? If your coworkers make sexist jokes or spread gossip about you, what can you do? This workshop helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a worker, which gives you real power and makes everyone safer.

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Resume Building
Scarborough @ 2 pm

November 30 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
VPI Scarborough, 3443 Finch Ave East, Suite 102,
Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2S1 Canada
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Free

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 résumé, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

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