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Durham Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

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Meet the Recruiter

Are you a newcomer looking for employment in Canada? Do you want to know what employers are looking for? The Pickering Welcome Centre “Meet the Recruiter” event is back by popular demand – this time with an interactive, “speed mentoring” component. Financial and Customer Service Sector Reps will be on-site to share key job search … Continue reading

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

Free Library Access

As a client of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre or the Pickering Welcome Centre, you can have access to Lynda.com – an online resource that enables you to learn a new skill on your own time. Over 4000 courses, taught by industry experts, are available in Business, Technology and Creative Skills through Lynda.com. The … Continue reading

It’s Mentoring Month!

When Pir Momin began looking for work as a Radiologist, he turned to The Mentoring Partnership – a program designed to match internationally trained professionals with established Canadian professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Pir Momin knew it would not be easy to find work in his field. His mentor helped him to build a professional … Continue reading

5 Years Serving Newcomers!

On November 29th, the Durham Welcome Centres celebrated five years of servicing the newcomer community with Open Houses in Pickering and Ajax. Many local dignitaries, politicians, stakeholders and past participants attended to celebrate the accomplishments of the Durham Welcome Centres and a shared vision to help newcomers succeed.             Read … 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

Pickering Welcome Centre

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is proud to be the lead partner for the Pickering Welcome Centre. Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, with locations in Pickering and Ajax, provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support newcomers through the maze of information and resources. Essential services include language assessment and training, … 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

A New Welcome Centre Manager for Pickering

Pam DeWilde is the new Pickering Welcome Centre Manager!     Pam DeWilde first became involved with supporting newcomers to Durham Region through her involvement with the Inter-Church Immigrant Support Group. At that time she also contributed to the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council as the Faith and Cultural Representative. After working as an … Continue reading

Job Search Workshop

Job Search Workshop (JSW) is a program for newcomers offered through the Pickering Welcome Centre (PWC). Attendees of the program have gained tremendous benefits from participating. In fact: 72% of JSW clients accessed employment support within 1 year of landing in Canada; 76% of PWC clients completing the Job Search Workshop found employment within 6 … Continue reading