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Best Relocation Destination

According to Jim Harris, Business and Innovation Expert, Canada is a favourite place to relocate – in fact, it’s the second most popular location in the world. The Irish Times put together an interesting article outlining everything you need to know when moving to Canada including information about employment, visas, schools, insurance, healthcare and more. … Continue reading

Job Development Increase!

We have increased our Job Development team by 100%! The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has increased its job development team from four to eight dedicated staff. Four job developers will be reaching out to employers to find employment for youth; one is dedicated to finding opportunities for people new to Canada, where language is … Continue reading

Newcomer Fair This Fall

Newcomers, get involved in the community and get to know the Durham Region and the people who live here. The Newcomer Volunteer Fair is coming this Fall 2018. Interact with representatives from community organizations to learn of current volunteer opportunities. Speakers will present on the benefits of volunteering (e.g. networking and job search). Volunteers will … Continue reading

Youth? Unemployed?

Unemployed Youth? We can get you working. Connect with a group of peers in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Find out which youth program is right … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

We are pleased to announce that the second group of participants from the Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) program have completed pre-employment and language training. Participants of the program are refugees, refugee claimants and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. To date, ten participants have found work as machine operators, … Continue reading

Summer Promotion?

For many reasons, summer may not seem like the best time to ask for a promotion or advance your career. Visier, a workforce analytics company, issued a new report that analyzed data from 3.5 million employees at almost 80 American companies. According to the report, summer and vacation season are actually the best times to … Continue reading

We Employ 40+ People

Not only is the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre a service provider, we are also an employer of >40 full time staff. Recently, we advertised four vacancies and we were overwhelmed with the response we received to our ad; over 550 résumés were received.  This afforded us not only the opportunity to review résumés to determine … Continue reading

Slay with Your Résumé

The most challenging part of the job search is getting an interview. How you communicate your skills, experience and interests on a résumé is essential to landing an interview. Customize each résumé to ensure that the overall tone matches the description of the position. Use wording associated with the job description and examples that demonstrate … Continue reading

Pickering Welcome Centre

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, with locations in Pickering and Ajax, provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support newcomers through the maze of available information and resources. Services include language assessment and language training, settlement services and assistance in finding employment. Learn more by visiting or calling one of the two … Continue reading

Free Job Search Workshops

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre offers many workshops and computer training classes designed to assist you in your job search. We have a new workshop for experienced workers and several workshops for youth. For descriptions of our workshops, click here. Please view the Event Calendar to view the current workshops available at our Oshawa … Continue reading

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