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It Pays to Know

Do you have enough money to cover your expenses? A budget can help you adjust your expenses where you can. The Government of Canada’s “Making a Budget” website outlines the following: Why make a budget Considerations before you start a budget Tips to help you make a budget Tips to help you stick to your … Continue reading

Accessible Canada

Almost 14% of Canadians (3.8 million people) over the age of 15 identify as having a disability – though the numbers are likely much higher. The Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada to benefit all Canadians, especially those with disabilities. Accessibility in Canada … Continue reading

Durham Smart Cities Forum

On September 29th, 2018, the Durham Region is hosting “Hello Tomorrow: Durham Smart Cities Forum” at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa. The Region of Durham is looking at technology solutions to strengthen decision making and improve service delivery for the people who live and work in our communities. Be part … Continue reading

Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Ontario’s Minimum wage hike didn’t kill jobs in Ontario. While some experts argue that minimum wage hikes do not negatively impact strong economies, others are not in agreement. When the minimum wage in Ontario was raised to $14/hr many experts believed it would harm job creation in the … Continue reading

Newcomer Recruiter Event

Newcomers, join us for a special recruitment event at the Pickering Welcome Centre. Representatives in the fields of Human Resources, Engineering, Hospitality, Federal Employment and various other sectors will be on-site to share key job search tips. Understand what employers are looking for and how to target your résumé. Get one-on-one interview feedback from sector … Continue reading

Newcomers, Ontario Works Helps

Newcomers, learn how Ontario Works can help you! Ontario Works (OW) staff will be at the Pickering Welcome Centre to present an overview of the Ontario Works program, including: – How to apply for Ontario Works – Financial benefits – Employment services – Employment programs – Community referrals – Answers to your questions – Helpful, … Continue reading

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