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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

Tourism at Home

There is so much to see and explore in the Durham Region… at low or no cost. The Durham Tourism’s 2018 Discovery Guide helps you explore the unique tourism destinations and attractions in Durham Region. View 2018 Discovery Guide.   Read Employment E-News – July 2018 – A Great Time to Look for Work Image … Continue reading

Growth in Oshawa

According to the City of Oshawa’s 2018 Community Profile, Oshawa set 10 building records in one year and issued over $600M in building permits. Offering a capacity for 35,000 new residents, Oshawa is home to 3 thriving educational institutions – Durham College, UOIT and Trent University Durham – with a student population of more than … Continue reading

Canada’s Population

During the first quarter of 2018, Canada’s population surpassed 37 million people. In two years and two months, Canada’s population rose by more 1 million people – from 36 to 37 million+. This is the shortest length of time recorded for an increase of this magnitude. The main source of population growth is sited as … Continue reading

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