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Settling Into the New Pickering Office

As of June 1st, our Pickering office moved a short distance from 1400 Bayly to the front of 1410 Bayly Street, Unit 4. We are still settling in but fully operational. Service users and staff are enjoying the larger space, more natural light, a large workshop room and a dedicated computer room. Looking for work? … Continue reading

Job Search Workshops for Newcomers

Are you new to Canada? Ready to start your job search? Job Search Workshops (JSW) program assists Newcomers / Immigrants in gaining knowledge and skills to better understand strategies, business perspectives and next steps relating to the job search process. Learn what Canadian employers want newcomers to know about finding a job in Canada. Read … Continue reading

Charity of Choice

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC) is the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade’s Charity of Choice! In December 2017, the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade held their Annual General Meeting and announced DRUHC as the Charity of Choice, inviting members to donate in support of DRUHC.   Read Employment E-News – January 2018 – Goal … Continue reading

ISO Registration – 14th Year

For the fourteenth successive year the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC) has been awarded a certificate of ISO Registration. For the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, standards are a means for ensuring consistency in customer service excellence and professionalism. Through the ISO auditing process and a desire to continually build upon services at DRUHC, … Continue reading

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Received $197,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for The Mentoring Partnership Program On Friday, September 30th, local MPP Lorne Coe stopped by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s (DRUHC) 33rd AGM. One of the highlights of the meeting was officially announcing how a three-year, $197,900 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium … Continue reading

Employment Ontario

The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) has set targets and clear expectations that Employment Ontario service providers work to meet the hiring needs of employers while increasing the quality of living for marginalized workers and increasing opportunities for all. MAESD has allocated funds for intense pre-employment support to youth to remove or … Continue reading

Positive Space

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is a Positive Space. Positive Spaces are welcoming environments where LGBTQ+ newcomers are able to access culturally inclusive services with dignity and respect, and where service providers can work free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. LGBTQ+ newcomers are an integral, though often invisible, … Continue reading

Meet Our Staff

Our highly skilled, educated professional staff is comprised of people who are dedicated to helping you transition to employment. Find out how we can help you achieve your employment goals with FREE Government Programs for Older Workers, Youth, Newcomers and Laid-off Workers. Contact us today for more information. Read Employment E-News – October 2015 – Pursuing … Continue reading

Car Accident at DRUHC

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s Oshawa location took a major hit!      Maralyn Tassone, Executive Director of DRUHC spoke with Rita Nave at Chex TV to discuss the incident. This is not the first time that the Oshawa location has been hit. Thankfully, no one was injured. Maralyn asks for help from the municipality … Continue reading

Supporting Employers

Small Businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy; they account for more than 90% of employment in the Durham Region and in Ontario. Having worked with more than 700 employers to help meet their hiring requirements, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is familiar with the varied and specific needs of Small Businesses. Recognizing that … Continue reading

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