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Job Search Success for a Newcomer to Canada

Newcomer Connie L was an Employment Ontario client at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC) in Oshawa, Ontario. She arrived in Canada with over 10 years of work experience in Marketing and Business including working with Non-Profit Organizations. Prior to arriving in Canada, she completed her Master’s in Media Studies and Bachelor’s in Business … Continue reading

Guaranteed Income?

Wondering if you qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement? Eligibility is based on your income and marital status. If you still need to do your taxes, get them in right away. Click to view more information about how to apply. Read Employment E-News – July 2019 – Our New Location in Pickering Image provided by … Continue reading

Fake Job Postings

According to Service Canada, fake job postings claiming that Service Canada is hiring are being posted online. These messages are fraudulent! For job postings and employment infomation, visit the Government of Canada’s official social media accounts: Facebook twitter instagram Visit the GC website for job listings in your area.   Read Employment E-News – July … Continue reading

Tech and Innovation in the Durham Region

Durham Region is home to a growing and thriving tech sector! On June 6, Durham College’s (DC) AI Hub held the Enable AI Summit, the first of its kind in Durham. In October, DC will host Global CyberLympics. It’s a big deal! Teams from all over the world will participate in an online cyber security … Continue reading

Girls on the Job

An Ipsos online poll asked 1,203 young Canadians (aged 12-18) about their summer work in 2018. The results reveal that the status of gender inequality in the workplace starts early. Published in a Girl Guides report: “Girls on the job: Realities in Canada”, the results indicate that girls and boys are equally as likely to … Continue reading

Ontario Power Generation in Clarington!

Big news! Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently announced the establishment of a new corporate headquarters in the Municipality of Clarington. The existing Darlington Energy Complex (located south of Highway 401) and a new building will be part of the expanded campus. Expected to be completed in 2024, all of OPG’s non-station-based positions in Toronto, Niagara … Continue reading

Inclusivity – Good For Business

Did you know that creating an inclusive workplace is good for business? According to research, accessible employment practices result in reduced turnover as well as improved attendance, morale and engagement. In terms of revenue growth, businesses who choose accessibility outperform those who don’t. The Government of Canada offers inclusive workplace tools to help make your … Continue reading

Civic Award for DMHS

Durham Mental Health Services was recently honoured with a Civic Award in the Community Group category from the City of Pickering. DMHS has worked to improve timely access to mental health services to people in Pickering. CEO Rob Adams was on hand to receive the award and stated: “Through our Pickering partnerships, we can offer … Continue reading

Welcome Centre Greetings

If you are a newcomer or know someone who is, take advantage of the services and programs available through the Durham Welcome Centres. Coming up this summer is Multicultural Play to Learn, a free playgroup for newcomers and new Canadians with children 0-6 years of age. Older siblings are welcome. Play and learn together! Meet … Continue reading

Celebrating Pride!

June was the month of pride! Pride Durham hosted the annual region-wide Pride Celebration on June 2nd to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people in our community. Municipalities have been celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with rainbow crosswalks. It started with the Municipality of Clarington and the concept is catching on. Rainbow crosswalks … Continue reading