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Job Sectors in Durham

By the year 2040 the region will have doubled in size and there will be 430,000 jobs in Durham (about the current population of Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax combined). Future work opportunities could range from construction to harvesting medical isotopes according to the experts. Some of the job sectors that have an opportunity to flourish … Continue reading

Tech Talent in Durham

In a recent report released by Commercial Real Estate Services Canada (CBRE), Oshawa was ranked as one of Canada’s top twelve markets for tech talent. Twenty Canadian cities were ranked according to their competitive advantages and appeal to tech-talent workers and tech employers. Oshawa moved up two spots this year! Visit the City of Oshawa … Continue reading

Oshawa Inclusion Committee

The City of Oshawa is recruiting members for the new Community Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee. Do you live, work or study in Oshawa? If so, consider joining the team! Go to http://www.oshawa.ca/diversity to see the Terms of Reference, review the Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and complete the Application Form. Deadline for applications is February … Continue reading

Top 15 Emerging Jobs

According to a LinkedIn report, the Top 15 Emerging Jobs in Canada are dominated by tech. Fortunately, Durham College’s AI Hub and Ontario Tech University are developing some of Canada’s most in-demand tech talent. The report also states that soft skills are increasing in value and remote work is on the rise. Read the full … Continue reading

Welcome Centre Success!

Srinivas is an Engineering Professional with 7 yrs of international experience in the power industry. He arrived in Canada in June 2019. Srinivas learned of the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services through a flyer that he received at the Service Canada counter in the airport immigration zone. He attended the Job Search Workshop modules at the … Continue reading

It’s Mentoring Month!

January is Mentoring Month across North America! It is a great time to focus on how we can all work together to ensure success amongst youth, newcomers and businesses. According to the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), inclusion training for current leaders as well as mentoring and sponsorship could help immigrants climb the career … Continue reading

Restaurants Face Shortages

Restaurants are facing a critical shortage of workers. Veteran chef and restaurateur, Hemant Bhagwani, still does not have enough staff to operate the restaurant that he planned to open on December 1st in Toronto’s Bayview Village Shopping Centre. Bhagwani stated that not one application had been submitted for the key chef position. Currently, there are … Continue reading

Have an Emergency Plan?

Are you prepared for snow and ice storms, long periods of cold temperatures and other possible emergencies this season? The Durham Region can help you learn how to make an emergency plan. Click for information.   Read Employment E-News – January 2020 – Preparing for Possibility Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Truck Driving Prospects

Looking for work? The prospect of working as a truck driver is better than ever. The trucking industry employs 318,000 drivers and has approximately 22,000 vacant positions. The industry’s 6.6% vacancy rate in 2018 is more than double the national average and the highest job-vacancy rate among all Canadian industries. According to trucknews.com, 45% of … Continue reading

Oshawa has Gas in the Tank

On December 20, 2019, the last vehicle rolled off the assembly line at General Motors. It was the end of an era for an industry that defined Oshawa for 100 years. According to a Toronto Star article, Oshawa has plenty of gas in its tank, despite the GM closure. Oshawa’s identity has evolved and expanded … Continue reading