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Youth Employment Programs

Youth? Unemployed? There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Visit the website and contact us today!   Read Employment E-News – May 2018 – Give and Receive Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

Newcomer Success

After several attempts to find work, Emmanuel, a newcomer from the UK with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and an MBA, attended the Job Search Workshop at the Pickering Welcome Centre (PWC) and secured a role in his professional field of Business Continuity Management. He now works with one of the biggest investment and asset … Continue reading

Volunteer Fair for Newcomers

We will be hosting two newcomer community volunteer fairs, for all people seeking volunteer opportunities including newcomer youth and adults. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Citizenship Immigration (MCI) we will be hosting the Volunteer Fairs to meet the needs of newcomers to Canada to assist in the settlement process by building on community … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

The Welcome Centre has a new program to help newcomers find employment. Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) is an employment program for newcomers including refugees, refugee claimants, and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. PNS will help participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and pre-employment training. … Continue reading

Training in Trades

Have you considered work in the trades? Positions are available, the pay is good and training is available right here in the Durham Region. Durham College’s School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START) offers many programs including Automotive Technician, Crane Operation, Plumbing and Welding and more. Explore information about the programs offered and … Continue reading

Equal Pay Day

In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) initiated Equal Pay Day to bring awareness to the pay gap between men’s and women’s wages. The last Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. It is a symbolic day that marks how far into the year women work to earn what men earned in … Continue reading

Volunteer in Durham Region

Looking for a way to get started as a volunteer? A United Way online database helps connect volunteers to organizations searching for volunteer assistance. Indicate your preference to volunteer on a long term, medium term short term or one-time basis. Click to access a searchable website of volunteer opportunities in Durham Region.   Read Employment … Continue reading

Labour Shortages in Canada

Amid Canada’s worst labour shortages in 10 years, jobs that pay $75K-$100K are available. By the end of 2017, the number of job vacancies in Canada were at 470,000, up almost 25% since the beginning of 2017. An owner of a moving company in Richmond, BC states that he is having difficulty finding long-haul drivers … Continue reading

Low Unemployment in Oshawa

According to Statistics Canada, Oshawa has the lowest unemployment rate in the province and the third-lowest nationally. A labour force survey, released March 2018, indicates that Oshawa’s unemployment rate was down 1/3 of a percent from last year – currently at 4.5%. The unemployment rate in Canada is 5.8%. In Ontario the unemployment rate is at … Continue reading

Volunteering Matters

Did you know that volunteering pays off for job seekers? According to a Forbes.com article, volunteering can increase your chances of gaining employment by 7-27%. Why? Because volunteering looks good on a résumé; because it demonstrates that you are motivated, hard-working and interested in helping a cause or organization. Volunteering can help you: – Determine … Continue reading