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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

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

Path to Newcomers Success

We are pleased to announce that the second group of participants from the Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) program have completed pre-employment and language training. Participants of the program are refugees, refugee claimants and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. To date, ten participants have found work as machine operators, … Continue reading

Summer Promotion?

For many reasons, summer may not seem like the best time to ask for a promotion or advance your career. Visier, a workforce analytics company, issued a new report that analyzed data from 3.5 million employees at almost 80 American companies. According to the report, summer and vacation season are actually the best times to … Continue reading

We Employ 40+ People

Not only is the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre a service provider, we are also an employer of >40 full time staff. Recently, we advertised four vacancies and we were overwhelmed with the response we received to our ad; over 550 résumés were received.  This afforded us not only the opportunity to review résumés to determine … Continue reading

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