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En-Visioning the Future

Visualization is a powerful tool that has long been used by athletes and professionals. In order to visualize, you need to clearly identify your goals and formulate a plan with actionable steps. Try creating a Vision Board. Pay special attention to how you will feel once you meet your goals. Gather some old magazines and … Continue reading

Pulse Production in Canada

India’s rising incomes, increased popluation and a growing desire to eat plant based protein is driving the demand for pulses, including lentils and peas. The Prairies’ dry, fast draining soil and short growing season is perfect for growing pulses. Canadian pulse farmers, primarily in Saskatchewan, are enjoying premium prices in world markets. The demand has … Continue reading

50 Editions of E-News!

This month marks the 50th edition of Employment E-News – an on-line publication designed to help support Job Seekers in the Durham Region. Since we started Employment E-News, our subscriber list has grown to almost 5000 people. We are committed to offering up-to-date information on: Job Postings, Workshops, News & Events, Job Search Tips, Networking … Continue reading

Best Schools in Canada

What are students’ favourite schools in Canada? Maclean’s wanted to know what Canadian students like and don’t like about their schools. They went straight to the source to get answers. They heard from 16,955 students on a range of topics from: living in residence; interaction with professors and staff; extracurricular activities; sexual assault; and mental … Continue reading

Express Entry Made Easy

Changes to Express Entry took place in November 2016. To ensure a fair and responsive immigration system, the Government is making continuous improvements that address emerging needs. The Express Entry system is intended for highly skilled newcomers who are able to quickly contribute to Canada’s society and economy. Internationally Trained Skilled Newcomers also help strengthen … Continue reading

Skills You Need

The interest and pursuit of life long learning can help you continuously expand your mind and acquire new skills. Wondering which attributes and skills can help you improve your life and career? Grit involves passion and perseverance to achieve long term goals. Being able to adapt to changing circumstances is important in a fast-paced, ever-evolving … Continue reading

Concerned About the Future?

Are you the parent of an unemployed youth between the ages of 15 – 29? According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Canada belongs to the Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area which includes Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington. There are government programs designed to help youth achieve their employment … Continue reading

Do It In Durham 2016

Do It In Durham evolved through discussion with a number of organizations in the Durham Region. They asked, How Can We “… inspire and support entrepreneurship and provide a platform for businesses to come together, to learn, grow, succeed and connect?” Now in its 4th year, ‘Do It In Durham’ has become a major part … Continue reading

Help Feed The Need

Help Feed the Need In Durham (FTND) with their Holiday Food Drive Challenge. FTND is a food hub in Oshawa that distributes food to approximately 50 organizations including food banks, shelters and soup kitchens in Durham. They rely heavily on community and corporate support. Want to know how you can help? Click here. If you … Continue reading

SIRC Centre at UOIT

Thanks to investments from the federal and provincial governments, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has broken ground on what will be a $33.5-million state-of-the-art research facility. On October 18th, MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by Granville Anderson, … Continue reading