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Path to Newcomers Success

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s new program to help newcomers find employment is underway! 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 helps participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and … Continue reading

Kindergarten Parent Survey

Are you a Durham Region parent of a Junior (year 1) or Senior (year 2) Kindergarten student? Please share your opinions to help inform early learning programs in Durham Region. When you complete the survey by June 15, your name will be entered into a draw to win one of twenty $50 gift cards to … Continue reading

Low Unemployment Rate

Did you know that low unemployment can be bad for the economy? In a recent durhamregion.com article, Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority states why. The Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) – including Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington – is at a low unemployment rate of 4.9% for the general population. The youth … Continue reading

Upcoming Elections – Vote!

On June 7, 2018, a new Ontario Government will be determined by voters. The 42nd Parliament of Ontario, comprised of 124 people, will be selected to form the provincial government. Global News has put together answers to the questions that Ontarians are asking about the voting process including: How/when do I vote? Can I mail … Continue reading

Volunteer Fair for Newcomers

We will be hosting two newcomer community volunteer fairs, for all people seeking volunteer opportunities including newcomer youth and adults. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Citizenship Immigration (MCI) we will be hosting the Volunteer Fairs to meet the needs of newcomers to Canada to assist in the settlement process by building on community … Continue reading

Low Unemployment in Oshawa

According to Statistics Canada, Oshawa has the lowest unemployment rate in the province and the third-lowest nationally. A labour force survey, released March 2018, indicates that Oshawa’s unemployment rate was down 1/3 of a percent from last year – currently at 4.5%. The unemployment rate in Canada is 5.8%. In Ontario the unemployment rate is at … 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

Peony Festival Tops List

For six years in a row, the City of Oshawa’s Peony Festival has been recognized among the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario. This June, will be the Peony Festival’s 14th year running. More than 7,000 people are expected to attend. Visit the festival from Saturday, June 9 until Sunday, June 10 at the … Continue reading

Oshawa Chamber – 90 Years!

Last month, the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 90th birthday! DRUHC’s Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone is pictured with Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Regional Counsellor Bob Chapman and City Counsellor Rick Kerr As members of the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, DRUHC stands behind the Chamber’s mission to support and promote the economic prosperity of their … Continue reading

Canadian Auto Museum

The Canadian Automotive Museum is currently developing multi-lingual interpretation of all gallery spaces. The project aims to make Canadian automotive history more inviting to visitors of diverse linguistic backgrounds. Multi-lingual gallery guides will provide highlights of the museum’s gallery spaces, reaching new audiences and allowing all visitors to experience the museum’s unique collection. Visit the … Continue reading