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Workshops for Job Seekers

We have many types of workshops, each one designed to help job seekers at different stages in their job search. Our workshops are designed to improve your employment opportunities and to provide information on government programs to assist you in upgrading your skills/education. View a listing of the Workshops and Training available at our locations. … Continue reading

OSAP Info Session

Planning on going to University or College? Find out more about applying for financial assistance through Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). A Guest Speaker from Durham College will be at the Pickering Welcome Centre to discuss OSAP; eligibility, application process, loan amount, repayment, etc. Thursday June 21, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre Click … Continue reading

Low Unemployment Rate

Did you know that low unemployment can be bad for the economy? In a recent durhamregion.com article, Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority states why. The Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) – including Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington – is at a low unemployment rate of 4.9% for the general population. The youth … Continue reading

Many Jobs Available

With nearly 400,000 vacant jobs in Canada, there has never been a better time to look for work. Following labour market trends can help job seekers understand where to find short, medium and long-term opportunities. Visit the Government of Canada’s Job Bank website for Job Market Trends and News about significant trends that may influence … Continue reading

Upcoming Elections – Vote!

On June 7, 2018, a new Ontario Government will be determined by voters. The 42nd Parliament of Ontario, comprised of 124 people, will be selected to form the provincial government. Global News has put together answers to the questions that Ontarians are asking about the voting process including: How/when do I vote? Can I mail … Continue reading

Newcomer Success

After several attempts to find work, Emmanuel, a newcomer from the UK with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and an MBA, attended the Job Search Workshop at the Pickering Welcome Centre (PWC) and secured a role in his professional field of Business Continuity Management. He now works with one of the biggest investment and asset … Continue reading

Volunteer Fair for Newcomers

We will be hosting two newcomer community volunteer fairs, for all people seeking volunteer opportunities including newcomer youth and adults. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Citizenship Immigration (MCI) we will be hosting the Volunteer Fairs to meet the needs of newcomers to Canada to assist in the settlement process by building on community … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

The Welcome Centre has a new program to help newcomers find employment. Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) is an employment program for newcomers including refugees, refugee claimants, and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. PNS will help participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and pre-employment training. … Continue reading

Training in Trades

Have you considered work in the trades? Positions are available, the pay is good and training is available right here in the Durham Region. Durham College’s School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START) offers many programs including Automotive Technician, Crane Operation, Plumbing and Welding and more. Explore information about the programs offered and … Continue reading

Equal Pay Day

In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) initiated Equal Pay Day to bring awareness to the pay gap between men’s and women’s wages. The last Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. It is a symbolic day that marks how far into the year women work to earn what men earned in … Continue reading