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Employment Standards

Are you interested in learning about employee rights and employer obligations in Ontario? The Ontario Ministry of Labour establishes employment standards including minimum wage, hours of work, public holidays and more. There are plenty of resources available on the Ministry of Labour website including tools and calculators that can help employers and employees understand and … Continue reading

New Citizenship Study Guide

The Government of Canada has released a new draft version of the Canadian Citizenship Study Guide. It highlights Canadian responsibilities and Indigenous Peoples. A draft version of a new study guide for the citizenship exam indicates that completing the census, paying taxes and respecting treaties with Indigenous Peoples are mandatory obligations of Canadian citizenship. The … Continue reading

Fast Growing Tech Sector

Toronto is the fastest growing North American talent tech market according to a new report released by a commercial real estate and investment firm in Los Angeles – CBRE. The ability to attract and grow talent tech talent was ranked amongst fifty US and Canadian city markets. This year, Toronto moved to 6th place from … Continue reading

Where do Residents Work?

Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, Heather McMillan, recently reported on the type of occupations held by Durham Region residents. The trends for the Oshawa CMA (including Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington populations) follow trends related to employment by occupation in the GTA and in the province. A steady increase in trades, transport and equipment … Continue reading

Tourism on the Rise

The tourism sector accounts for almost one-tenth of all jobs in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, tourism accounted for about 1.8 million jobs in Canada in 2015, up 2.6% from 2014. Did you know that younger workers hold 1/3 of employee jobs in tourism and 1/4 of tourism sector jobs are held by immigrant workers? … Continue reading

Oshawa’s Interactive Map

The City of Oshawa has a new Interactive Tour of Growth and Investment. The tool is designed for developers and site selectors to track Oshawa’s growth and investigate Oshawa’s newest projects, whether just completed, under-construction, or in the pipeline. It is also a great place to learn about exciting new projects so that you can … Continue reading

Volunteer Credits

Are a student who needs to earn volunteer credits for school? It can be difficult to balance volunteer requirements with homework and extra curricular activities during the school year. Consider earning your credits during the summer. Volunteer Durham is provides a comprehensive database of opportunities in the Durham Region. Visit the Volunteer Durham website to … Continue reading

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