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Smart Cities – Oshawa

The City of Oshawa is involved in a major community initiative in partnership with key stakeholders. The goal is to develop smart city solutions for local issues. In November 2017, Infrastructure Canada announced the Smart Cities Challenge requesting Canadian cities to collaborate with its residents, businesses, academic and civic organizations to design innovative projects that … Continue reading

Amazon’s Right Choice

Durham Region is Amazon’s right choice for a bright future! In January 2018, Amazon announced the Toronto Region as a finalist for their second corporate headquarters. It is the only Canadian city to make the top 20. The Toronto Global Amazon HQ2 bid includes two Durham sites – the Carruthers Creek Business Area in the … Continue reading

Tax Clinic for Newcomers

The Durham Welcome Centres are offering free tax clinics for newcomers from February 21 to April 30, 2018. The Region of Durham, Social Services is encouraging all residents to file their income tax to take advantage of under-accessed benefits and tax credits. Newcomers who arrived in 2017 are required to file an income tax return … Continue reading

Hire and Retain

In January, the Regional Municipality of Durham hosted an event for local business – Durham Landscape: Hire and Retain. DRUHC Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone & Pickering Welcome Centre Manager, Pam DeWilde presented at Durham Landscape: Hire and Retain The Durham Region event was held in partnership with the Oshawa and Whitby Chambers of Commerce and … Continue reading

Basic Income

The Province of Ontario is exploring the concept of basic income for those who need it most. Interested in taking part in the study? Ontario learns while you earn. For more info, visit Ontario’s Basic Income webpage.   Read Employment E-News – February 2018 – New Year- New Programs Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

New Program for Newcomers

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI); we are building on our services to newcomers with the introduction of Path to Newcomers Success (PNS). PNS is geared to refugees, refugee claimants, and other vulnerable newcomers with low level English language skills. Working in partnership with the Durham District School Board’s Continuing … Continue reading

Employing Young Talent

Over the next three years the government is investing more than $500M in new initiatives to promote economic growth and lower costs for small businesses. Through the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) a new program effective January 1st, 2018 will assist employers who hire a youth (15–29) to work on average 20 … Continue reading