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Durham Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

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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

Youth Newcomer Fair

On Friday, November 16, Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS), DRUHC and the Durham Welcome Centres offered their first Volunteer Fair for Newcomer Youth in the Durham Region thanks to funding from the Ontario government. Despite a heavy snowfall, approximately 165 students from 23 schools across the Durham Region attended the Youth Newcomer Volunteer Fair … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

An opportunity for newcomers to find the perfect volunteer opportunity! Speakers and local community organizations will provide insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community, Not a newcomer to Canada? You’re welcome too! Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa Wednesday, October … Continue reading

Newcomer Recruiter Event

Newcomers, join us for a special recruitment event at the Pickering Welcome Centre. Representatives in the fields of Human Resources, Engineering, Hospitality, Federal Employment and various other sectors will be on-site to share key job search tips. Understand what employers are looking for and how to target your résumé. Get one-on-one interview feedback from sector … Continue reading

Best Relocation Destination

According to Jim Harris, Business and Innovation Expert, Canada is a favourite place to relocate – in fact, it’s the second most popular location in the world. The Irish Times put together an interesting article outlining everything you need to know when moving to Canada including information about employment, visas, schools, insurance, healthcare and more. … Continue reading

Newcomer Success

After several attempts to find work, Emmanuel, a newcomer from the UK with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and an MBA, attended the Job Search Workshop at the Pickering Welcome Centre (PWC) and secured a role in his professional field of Business Continuity Management. He now works with one of the biggest investment and asset … 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

Path to Newcomers Success

The Welcome Centre has a new program to help newcomers find employment. 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 will help participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and pre-employment training. … Continue reading

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