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Leveraging Programs for Career Success


In Ontario, there are many government programs designed to help you achieve your career goals.

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As an Employment Ontario service office with two locations in the Durham Region (Pickering and Oshawa), the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is uniquely qualified to help you… FREE of charge.

Take a look at some of programs that could be leveraged for employment success! Find out which program is right for you and share the information with your friends, and family about the programs that can assist them in realizing their employment goals.


Employment Ontario (EO)

Individually Tailored Employment Counselling to Help You

  • Get Job-Ready
  • Develop Résumés and Cover letters that work
  • Learn Job Search Strategies
  • Be Prepared for Interviews and Opportunities
  • Utilize Job Search Resources Available to You
  • Take Advantage of Employment Programs



Youth Employment Fund (YEF)

Creating Employment Opportunities for Youth (aged 15-29) and Helping Employers Meet their hiring needs

  • Paid Job Placement (4-6 months)
  • Transferable On-the-Job Skills
  • Valuable Work Experience
  • Potential Long-Term Employment
  • Potential of Short-Term Training (up to 2 months) Tied to Employment
  • Individual Employment Supports (up to $1000)



Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW)

A Demonstrated Successful, 4-week Job Search Program for People Aged 55-64


  • Gainful Employment
  • Skills Training
  • Increased Self-Confidence
  • Improved Self-Awareness
  • Career Building Activities
  • Labour Market Knowledge

Scheduled to end March 31st, 2015



Second Career

Helping Individuals Who Have Been Laid-off Re-train to Improve Employment Opportunities

If you qualify…

  • Explore Careers that are Right for Your Experience and Skill Set
  • Career Guidance
  • Assistance in the Exploration and Application Process
  • Learn New Skills
  • Funding Support to Offset Training and Living Expenses – based on eligibility


The Mentoring Partnership

The Mentoring Partnership

Bringing together Internationally Trained Skilled Newcomers and Established Professionals in Occupation-Specific Mentoring Relationships


  • Gain the Inside Perspective on your Canadian Career Path
  • Network with Individuals in Your Field
  • Become Familiar with the Canadian Workplace and Culture
  • Learn about Job Search Strategies and the Canadian Context of Your Profession


  • Help Make an Impact on a Skilled Immigrant’s Career Path
  • Enhance Leadership and Coaching Skills
  • Develop Cross-cultural Communication Skills
  • Gain a Better Understanding of the Skills and Experience that Newcomers Bring
  • Become More Aware of the Job Market and Industry Trends


JSW logo

Job Search Workshops

Specifically Designed to Help Newcomers Find Employment in Canada


  • How to Effectively Search for Employment in Canada
  • What Canadian Employers Are Looking For
  • How to Gain Canadian Work Experience
  • How to Develop a Résumé that Works in Canada



Canada-Ontario Job Grant

An Opportunity for Employers to Invest in Their Workforce

  • Funding for Employee Training, with Help from the Government
  • Available to Small, Medium and Large Businesses with a Plan to Deliver Short-Term Training to Existing and New Employees

Book an appointment with an Employment Counsellor to explore options and take advantage of the services and programs available to you.

About Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

Whether you're looking for a job, or wanting to hire new skilled job ready employees , the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre can help. Locations in Pickering and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.


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