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Where do Residents Work?

Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, Heather McMillan, recently reported on the type of occupations held by Durham Region residents. The trends for the Oshawa CMA (including Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington populations) follow trends related to employment by occupation in the GTA and in the province. A steady increase in trades, transport and equipment … Continue reading

Tourism on the Rise

The tourism sector accounts for almost one-tenth of all jobs in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, tourism accounted for about 1.8 million jobs in Canada in 2015, up 2.6% from 2014. Did you know that younger workers hold 1/3 of employee jobs in tourism and 1/4 of tourism sector jobs are held by immigrant workers? … Continue reading

Oshawa’s Interactive Map

The City of Oshawa has a new Interactive Tour of Growth and Investment. The tool is designed for developers and site selectors to track Oshawa’s growth and investigate Oshawa’s newest projects, whether just completed, under-construction, or in the pipeline. It is also a great place to learn about exciting new projects so that you can … Continue reading

Volunteer Credits

Are a student who needs to earn volunteer credits for school? It can be difficult to balance volunteer requirements with homework and extra curricular activities during the school year. Consider earning your credits during the summer. Volunteer Durham is provides a comprehensive database of opportunities in the Durham Region. Visit the Volunteer Durham website to … Continue reading

Sears Canada Closing

After years of declining sales, Sears Canada Inc announced a plan to restructure – stores will be closed and many positions will be cut. The Canadian company, with 225 stores, will close approximately 59 of their retail locations. Of 17,000 workers it is anticipated that 2,900 will lose their jobs. We have information about the … Continue reading

Durham Business Count

Every year, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department and its municipal partners conduct a Business Count in Durham. Business establishments in the Durham Region were visited by the Business Count Team between May – Sept 2016. Basic data was gathered to determine analytics including top sectors in the region, how many … Continue reading

Reinventing Home

Soaring real estate prices and a precarious work reality for young people is changing the way that some families are choosing to live. The Toronto Star recently released an article about a family of four who has chosen to re-invent their home to adapt to changing living conditions. Recognizing that it would be impossible for … Continue reading

Basic Income?

The Province of Ontario is considering the implementation of a pilot program for Basic Income, also known as Guaranteed Income. Basic Income is an unconditional, guaranteed payment that is provided by the government to ensure that citizens have a minimum income. It is believed that Basic Income could provide a simpler and more effective support … Continue reading

Global News Durham

In 2016, Channel 12 Durham, a Corus Entertainment-owned television station, became the newest member of the Global News family, now Global Durham. Global Durham has a fresh look and airs alongside other Global programming including Toronto‚Äôs Global News at 5:30pm and 6:00pm and Global National. Anchored by Lindsay Dunn, the channel 12 newscast will continue … Continue reading

Free Library Access

As a client of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre or the Pickering Welcome Centre, you can have access to Lynda.com – an online resource that enables you to learn a new skill on your own time. Over 4000 courses, taught by industry experts, are available in Business, Technology and Creative Skills through Lynda.com. The … Continue reading