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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

Slay with Your Résumé

The most challenging part of the job search is getting an interview. How you communicate your skills, experience and interests on a résumé is essential to landing an interview. Customize each résumé to ensure that the overall tone matches the description of the position. Use wording associated with the job description and examples that demonstrate … Continue reading

Free Job Search Workshops

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre offers many workshops and computer training classes designed to assist you in your job search. We have a new workshop for experienced workers and several workshops for youth. For descriptions of our workshops, click here. Please view the Event Calendar to view the current workshops available at our Oshawa … Continue reading

Youth Employment Tips

Every job you have is an opportunity to build your reputation, establish connections and grow your skills and confidence. Strategize your job search to find work that helps you advance your career goals. Here are some job search tips: Look for a job that matches your interests, skill set and capabilities. Customize your résumé to … Continue reading

How to Cancel an Interview

When looking for work, you may need to cancel or reschedule a job interview – how you do it could burn a bridge or leave a good impression. Scheduling interviews can be a complex process. Be considerate. When candidates cancel appointments with little or no warning, it can affect the schedule of many individuals including … 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

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

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