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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

Labour Shortages in Canada

Amid Canada’s worst labour shortages in 10 years, jobs that pay $75K-$100K are available. By the end of 2017, the number of job vacancies in Canada were at 470,000, up almost 25% since the beginning of 2017. An owner of a moving company in Richmond, BC states that he is having difficulty finding long-haul drivers … Continue reading

Volunteering Matters

Did you know that volunteering pays off for job seekers? According to a Forbes.com article, volunteering can increase your chances of gaining employment by 7-27%. Why? Because volunteering looks good on a résumé; because it demonstrates that you are motivated, hard-working and interested in helping a cause or organization. Volunteering can help you: – Determine … Continue reading

Mentee to Mentor

Manish Patel is a pharmacist in the Durham Region. He was once a mentee with the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership – a few years later he became a mentor.  Manish mentored two mentees who came to Canada with a pharmacy background. At TRIEC’s annual Recognition Event, held January 2018, Manish was one of twenty-nine Mentors who were … Continue reading

Employer Incentive to Hire Youth

Employers that hire youth between January 1st and March 31st using E.O. services can receive a $1,000 retention incentive at 3-months and an additional $1,000 at 6-months. Thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD), the program is available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. We are accepting referrals for this … Continue reading