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Life Expectancy and Income

Did you know that life expectancy in Canada can vary depending on income? Throughout much of the world, the number of years lived and the number of years lived in good health have increased. Health Reports from Statistics Canada (using data from 1996 – 2011 Canadian Census Health and Environment) indicate that the gains in … Continue reading

Above Provincial Average

Educators and students at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) have reason to celebrate! Students at the Durham District School Board are achieving above provincial average on Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Assessments. Assessment results for DDSB indicate that students have improved in all six areas tested. In Grades 3 and Grade 6, Reading, … Continue reading

All Roads to Durham Region

In the next 12 years, Durham’s population will grow to almost 1,000,000 people (currently, home to approximately 700,000). Building transit infrastructure is critical to the success of the Regional Municipality of Durham.· Close access to 404, 407, 401 Highways and extended Go Transit Services are important transportation assets for residents as well as attracting and … Continue reading

RCMP Career Fair

In partnership with the RCMP we are very pleased to be hosting another RCMP Career Presentation! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police offers an exciting and challenging career for those interested in making a difference in their communities and their country. The RCMP is expecting to hire 4000 Police Officers over the next 3 years. Thursday, … Continue reading

Time for Tax Returns

It’s time to get working on your tax returns! Did you know that free income tax clinics are available in Durham for people whose total family income is less than $30,000/year for an individual or $40,000/year for two people (combined income)? If you have children, take advantage of the child tax benefit. Although there is … Continue reading

Newcomer Workshops – Income Tax and Ontario Works

Free Income Tax Clinics Held from February 27 – April 30, 2020 for Newcomers who qualify. By appointment only, To qualify, you must: a. Have been in Canada for 5 Years or Less b. Meet one of the following income requirements Couple: Up to $46,000 Single Person: Up to $30,000 One Adult with Child: Up … Continue reading

A Donation from Ken Shaw

With the unemployment rate hovering near historic lows, this is great time to go after the job of your dreams! To be successful you will need the skills, experience and the right attire to get the job! For more than 40 years, Ken Shaw has consistently been known for his good style of dress as … Continue reading

Return on Real Estate

Where is the best place to invest in real estate in Ontario? While the future of the housing market is always unsure, trends continue to point to increasing demand in many cities across southern Ontario. The Greater Toronto Area (including Durham Region) was fourth on the list. With a population of 6,417,516, the average sale … Continue reading

Developments in Tourism

One of the most exciting parts of growth in the Durham Region is the tourism sector! There are many major tourism developments coming soon: Durham Live, an upcoming entertainment and tourism district in Pickering, will bring exciting services and facilities to the region including a convention centre, film studios, an amphitheatre, a casino, an indoor … Continue reading

Oshawa – Best Place to Work

Oshawa was named one of Canada’s top 10 places to work! According to a 2019 BMO Labour Market Report Card, Oshawa was ranked 9th among the best Canadian cities to find a job. Using Statistics Canada’s labour force data, the report compares labour market trends among 33 cities in Canada. Mayor Dan Carter states: “This … Continue reading