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Diversity

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Talking Recruitment with Newcomers

The Pickering Welcome Centre hosted a successful Meet the Recruiter event for Newcomers. Representatives from the fields of Project Management, Small Business, Banking and Trades were on-site to share advice and job search tips to participants. The newcomers who attended the event were Internationally Trained Professionals with varying backgrounds. Each of the panelists were asked … Continue reading

Diversity and Global Talent

Embracing diversity and inclusion in Canada may help attract the global talent that is required to remain competitive on an international scale. Business leaders in Canada often describe the pursuit to recruit highly skilled professionals as a “war for talent.” Businesses in Canada have faced challenges in attracting the talent that they need because of … Continue reading

Growing Diversity

Population projections for Canada point to growing diversity in all parts of the country. If current immigration levels continue, a Statistics Canada study estimates that almost half of the population will be immigrants or children of immigrants by 2036. The numbers are up from 38.2 per cent in 2011. Learn more by reading the Globe … Continue reading

DREN’s Disability Summit

Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) brought together over 100 community members to co-create a Community Roadmap to Employment for Youth with Barriers to Employment. Durham Region employment service providers, community agencies, educators, employers, persons with disabilities, municipalities, funding organizations, parents and politicians all contributed to the creation of the Roadmap. The Durham Region Unemployed Help … Continue reading

Celebrating Five Years

The Durham Welcome Centres are celebrating 5 years of servicing the newcomer community. As the newcomer population continues to grow in the Durham Region so does the use of the Welcome Centres. Due to the broad network of service providers affiliated with the Welcome Centres, services are being accessed directly from the Centres and across … Continue reading

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Received $197,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for The Mentoring Partnership Program On Friday, September 30th, local MPP Lorne Coe stopped by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s (DRUHC) 33rd AGM. One of the highlights of the meeting was officially announcing how a three-year, $197,900 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium … Continue reading

The Need For Newcomers

The demographic change in Canada’s aging population threatens to limit economic growth in Canada. Underutilized workers including persons with disabilities, women, youth, and older workers are all potential solutions to the looming demographic crisis. Another factor affecting the labour market is the shift into the Knowledge Economy. Most positions are now expected to require some … Continue reading

Labour Market Forecast

“There is a looming demographic and labour market crises which has the potential to shake the very foundations of our society.”1 As ‘baby boomers’ move into retirement, we will continue to experience a growing labour shortage. The Conference Board of Canada states there is a ratio of 4:1 workers to retirees today, by 2035 the … Continue reading

Immigration Roundtable

The government is conferring with various stakeholders to help plan for the future of immigration in Canada, including the number of newcomers Canada welcomes each year. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Arif Virani, invited Jennifer O’Connell, MP, Pickering, Uxbridge; Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone; Pickering Welcome … Continue reading

Immigration in Durham Region

DID YOU KNOW that immigration is a significant catalyst for growth in the GTA? Between 2006-2011, amost two-thirds of population growth in the Greater Toronto Area resulted from immigration. The Durham Region accounts for 10% of the GTA population and approximately 97% of residents hold Canadian Citizenship. According to Durham Region Immigration Stats (2011), following … Continue reading