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Durham Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

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Civic Award for DMHS

Durham Mental Health Services was recently honoured with a Civic Award in the Community Group category from the City of Pickering. DMHS has worked to improve timely access to mental health services to people in Pickering. CEO Rob Adams was on hand to receive the award and stated: “Through our Pickering partnerships, we can offer … Continue reading

Welcome Centre Greetings

If you are a newcomer or know someone who is, take advantage of the services and programs available through the Durham Welcome Centres. Coming up this summer is Multicultural Play to Learn, a free playgroup for newcomers and new Canadians with children 0-6 years of age. Older siblings are welcome. Play and learn together! Meet … Continue reading

Tax Help for Newcomers

As part of its Financial Empowerment Strategy for Poverty Reduction, the Region of Durham’s Social Services Department, coordinates community agencies participating in Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Durham Welcome Centres participate annually. In 2019, CVITP volunteers completed 202 free income tax returns for low income households at the Pickering Welcome Centre, … Continue reading

CPA Career for Newcomers

Newcomers, advance your career as a Chartered Professional Accountant. Come and learn about the following: Pathways to Becoming a CPA Benefits of CPA Certification Education Requirements A Guest Speaker from CPA Ontario will be on-site to answer questions and share information with participants. Thursday, May 16, 2019 Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 11:30am – 12:30pm … Continue reading

Mentor Help for Newcomers

Newcomers, do you need help with your job search? Mentors can help you build your professional network and navigate the job market in Canada. The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership helps 75% of participants find a job in their occupation or related field within one year of completing the program. If you are unemployed or underemployed and … Continue reading

Newcomer Lands Dream Job with the Help of JSW

“My previous education and experience are worth something.“ Zehra assumed she would not find work in her field until she had a Canadian education and Canadian work experience. She made an appointment with the Job Search Workshop (JSW) Facilitator expecting only to discover where she should pursue further studies. Instead, the JSW Facilitator introduced her … Continue reading

Newcomers, Jump Start Your Career with JSW

“The JSW program helped me keep up the momentum needed to find a job.” Abi is a newcomer who came to the Welcome Centre and expressed interest in finding work in her profession as an IT Security Analyst. Abi was eager to get a job and was open to considering any IT-related jobs. She had … Continue reading

State of Inclusion

In December, TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant and Employment Council) released a report on the current state of immigrant inclusion in the GTA labour market. Is it different compared to 15 years ago? Are there equal opportunities for newcomer women? While there has been progress in some areas, others still need significant change. Read the State … Continue reading

Free Tax Clinics

The Durham Welcome Centres in Pickering and Ajax will be offering free tax clinics again this year. Free Tax Clinics will begin after Family Day (Feb 18). Start date has not yet been confirmed. To qualify for the Welcome Centre clinics, newcomers must have been in Canada for 5 years or less and meet the … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

In November 2018, the third group of Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) program participants graduated successfully. The PNS program has really made a difference for those who have participated. Half of the program participants have secured employment and staff continue to provide employment support for those seeking work. The Path to Newcomers Success program is … Continue reading

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