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Durham Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

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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

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

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