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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

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

Changes to OHIP

The provincial government wants to save a billion dollars with changes to OHIP’s healthcare coverage in Ontario. A working group of doctors from the Ontario Medical Association along with government officials are reviewing the latest and best practices to determine which medical tests ordered by doctors are unnecessary, overused or inappropriate. An examination of OHIP … Continue reading

Road to Inclusivity

In 2017 the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) worked with the community to carry forward the important work undertaken by Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) in the Community Roadmap to address the employment issues related to persons with disabilities in Durham Region. Recently, the DWA released a series of videos entitled “The Road to Inclusivity”. Episode … Continue reading

Info and Services for Youth

Do you want to learn about information and services for young Canadians? The Government of Canada has a Young Canadian website designed just for you. Learn how to manage your money, discover cultural youth programs, and help shape Canada’s first ever youth policy! Click here. If you are young person looking for work, we can … Continue reading

CPA Career for Newcomers

Newcomers, advance your career as a Chartered Professional Accountant. Come and learn about the following: Pathways to Becoming a CPA Benefits of CPA Certification Education Requirements A Guest Speaker from CPA Ontario will be on-site to answer questions and share information with participants. Thursday, May 16, 2019 Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 11:30am – 12:30pm … Continue reading

Demand in Trades

There is a huge demand for individuals in skilled trades – and the pay is higher than average. Earn $25-30/hour as a mason, carpenter, contractor or farmer. Learn more about trade positions that are in demand now!   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 – School is Almost Out! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Mentor Help for Newcomers

Newcomers, do you need help with your job search? Mentors can help you build your professional network and navigate the job market in Canada. The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership helps 75% of participants find a job in their occupation or related field within one year of completing the program. If you are unemployed or underemployed and … Continue reading

Student Employment

Did you know that students no longer have to be returning to school in the fall to take advantage of the Federal program, Summer Job Strategy? We also have several Employment Ontario programs to assist youth in obtaining employment. Visit DRUHC’s youth website. Contact us to learn more.   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 … Continue reading

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