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Newcomer Volunteer Fair

An opportunity for newcomers to find the perfect volunteer opportunity! Speakers and local community organizations will provide insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community, Not a newcomer to Canada? You’re welcome too! Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa Wednesday, October … Continue reading

Adjusting to a New Country

Newcomers, take care of yourselves! Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre for a conversation about feeling well and staying healthy when you are adjusting to a new country. We will share tips and information for you and your family. Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:30am – 12:00pm Light refreshments available. View the … Continue reading

It Pays to Know

Do you have enough money to cover your expenses? A budget can help you adjust your expenses where you can. The Government of Canada’s “Making a Budget” website outlines the following: Why make a budget Considerations before you start a budget Tips to help you make a budget Tips to help you stick to your … Continue reading

Accessible Canada

Almost 14% of Canadians (3.8 million people) over the age of 15 identify as having a disability – though the numbers are likely much higher. The Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada to benefit all Canadians, especially those with disabilities. Accessibility in Canada … Continue reading

Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Ontario’s Minimum wage hike didn’t kill jobs in Ontario. While some experts argue that minimum wage hikes do not negatively impact strong economies, others are not in agreement. When the minimum wage in Ontario was raised to $14/hr many experts believed it would harm job creation in the … Continue reading

Newcomer Recruiter Event

Newcomers, join us for a special recruitment event at the Pickering Welcome Centre. Representatives in the fields of Human Resources, Engineering, Hospitality, Federal Employment and various other sectors will be on-site to share key job search tips. Understand what employers are looking for and how to target your résumé. Get one-on-one interview feedback from sector … Continue reading

Best Relocation Destination

According to Jim Harris, Business and Innovation Expert, Canada is a favourite place to relocate – in fact, it’s the second most popular location in the world. The Irish Times put together an interesting article outlining everything you need to know when moving to Canada including information about employment, visas, schools, insurance, healthcare and more. … Continue reading

Job Development Increase!

We have increased our Job Development team by 100%! The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has increased its job development team from four to eight dedicated staff. Four job developers will be reaching out to employers to find employment for youth; one is dedicated to finding opportunities for people new to Canada, where language is … Continue reading

Newcomer Fair This Fall

Newcomers, get involved in the community and get to know the Durham Region and the people who live here. The Newcomer Volunteer Fair is coming this Fall 2018. Interact with representatives from community organizations to learn of current volunteer opportunities. Speakers will present on the benefits of volunteering (e.g. networking and job search). Volunteers will … Continue reading

Youth? Unemployed?

Unemployed Youth? We can get you working. Connect with a group of peers in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Find out which youth program is right … Continue reading

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