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Path to Newcomers Success

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s new program to help newcomers find employment is underway! 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 helps participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and … Continue reading

How to Cancel an Interview

When looking for work, you may need to cancel or reschedule a job interview – how you do it could burn a bridge or leave a good impression. Scheduling interviews can be a complex process. Be considerate. When candidates cancel appointments with little or no warning, it can affect the schedule of many individuals including … Continue reading

Workshops for Job Seekers

We have many types of workshops, each one designed to help job seekers at different stages in their job search. Our workshops are designed to improve your employment opportunities and to provide information on government programs to assist you in upgrading your skills/education. View a listing of the Workshops and Training available at our locations. … Continue reading

Kindergarten Parent Survey

Are you a Durham Region parent of a Junior (year 1) or Senior (year 2) Kindergarten student? Please share your opinions to help inform early learning programs in Durham Region. When you complete the survey by June 15, your name will be entered into a draw to win one of twenty $50 gift cards to … Continue reading

OSAP Info Session

Planning on going to University or College? Find out more about applying for financial assistance through Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). A Guest Speaker from Durham College will be at the Pickering Welcome Centre to discuss OSAP; eligibility, application process, loan amount, repayment, etc. Thursday June 21, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre Click … Continue reading

Low Unemployment Rate

Did you know that low unemployment can be bad for the economy? In a recent durhamregion.com article, Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority states why. The Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) – including Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington – is at a low unemployment rate of 4.9% for the general population. The youth … Continue reading

Many Jobs Available

With nearly 400,000 vacant jobs in Canada, there has never been a better time to look for work. Following labour market trends can help job seekers understand where to find short, medium and long-term opportunities. Visit the Government of Canada’s Job Bank website for Job Market Trends and News about significant trends that may influence … Continue reading

Upcoming Elections – Vote!

On June 7, 2018, a new Ontario Government will be determined by voters. The 42nd Parliament of Ontario, comprised of 124 people, will be selected to form the provincial government. Global News has put together answers to the questions that Ontarians are asking about the voting process including: How/when do I vote? Can I mail … Continue reading