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Inclusive Student Services

The Durham District School Board offers Inclusive Student Services. Students’ special education needs, at both elementary and secondary levels, are met through a range of services, supports, programs and placements. Click to view online resources available through the Durham District School Board (DDSB).   Read Employment E-News – June 2019 – Labour Gains in Canada … Continue reading

Student Summer Workshop

Are you looking for your first opportunity to enter the labour market or to build on prior summer/part-time employment? We can help! Join us for a Summer Student Workshop on June 26, 1:30-3:00pm. Check the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Event Calendar to learn more about free workshops offered at our Oshawa and Pickering location. … Continue reading

Our Pickering Location Has Moved!

After 24 years of offering Employment Services at the 1400 Bayly, Unit 12, our Pickering location moved to the front of 1410 Bayly, Unit 4 as of June 1st. New and existing service users will benefit from an increase in space and a more welcoming brighter environment with increased natural light, a larger workshop room … Continue reading

Tax Help for Newcomers

As part of its Financial Empowerment Strategy for Poverty Reduction, the Region of Durham’s Social Services Department, coordinates community agencies participating in Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Durham Welcome Centres participate annually. In 2019, CVITP volunteers completed 202 free income tax returns for low income households at the Pickering Welcome Centre, … Continue reading

GM and Unifor Investment

In early May, Unifor and GM announced a $170M investment that will save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs at GM’s Oshawa Plant. GM Canada President, Travis Hester, alongside Unifor National President, Jerry Dias, announced a “Transformation Agreement” that includes financial support for employee retraining and the launch of a Job Action Centre. Supported by … Continue reading

Oshawa City Centre

Downtown residential areas are experiencing a renaissance. Walkability, access to transit, services, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues are appealing factors that are influencing many (particularly millennials) to live in the downtown cores of their municipalities. Currently, a number of major residential developments are underway in the downtown Oshawa area. The photo (from the City of … Continue reading

Workshops for Newcomers

Every month, the Pickering Welcome Centre hosts workshops and programs for newcomers. Learn about two new workshops being held in June. CPP and Old Age Security Newcomers, do you have questions about Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Old Age Security (OAS)? Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre on June 12 between 11:30am-12:00pm. Click for more information. … Continue reading

Large Monthly Labour Gain

Last month, Canada’s Labour Market posted the largest monthly jobs gain since 1976 according to Global News. Canada added 106,500 net jobs in April. The employment surge dropped the unemployment rate from 5.8% in March to 5.7%. Multiple industries are seeing job gains. Both services and factory sectors have had significant employment increases. The average … Continue reading