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Durham Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

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Webinar for Newcomers

On May 14th, the Pickering Welcome Centre will host a webinar with a Service Canada Citizen Services Specialist. Service Canada will share valuable information on eligibility and applying for Benefits and Assistance available through Service Canada. Join us on May 14th at 10am. For more information call 905-420-3008 or email jswinfo@unemployedhelp.on.ca.   Read Employment E-News … Continue reading

Birthing and Parenting in Canada

Are you new to Canada and having a baby? Join us for a six week series about “Giving Birth and Becoming a Parent in Canada”. Learn about having a healthy pregnancy, labour and birth, caring for baby and mom, breastfeeding and parenting. Every Wednesday March 25-April 29, 2020 3:00pm-4:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre 1400 Bayly Street, … Continue reading

Family Fun for Newcomers

Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre during the March Break for a free Family Fun playgroup – for families with children 0-6 yrs. Play, learn, sing and make recycled-art! Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 Drop-in program. Registration is not required. For more information contact the Pickering Welcome Centre at 1-877-761-1155 or … Continue reading

Access to Justice

Did you know you can access free legal advice and get free tax filing services year-round through the Access to Justice Hub? A partnership of the Durham Community Legal Clinic, Durham College, TeachingCity and the Region of Durham, the Access to Justice Hub provides legal assistance and support for residents of the Durham Region living … Continue reading

Ajax Diversity Xchange

The fourth annual Ajax Diversity Xchange took place on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Ajax Diversity Xchange is a positive space that was created by the Town of Ajax to address inclusion issues that impact the community. Multiple perspectives are shared, some through story. We live in increasing diverse communities – inclusion requires action by … Continue reading

Lowering Newcomer Barriers

At the age of 17, Rola Dagher fled war-torn Lebanon arriving in Canada with a baby, two suitcases and no money. She didn’t imagine that she would have a high-profile career in Canada someday. Today, Rola leads Cisco Canada and recognizes the key role that international talent plays in Canada’s ability to succeed in an … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

The Pickering Welcome Centre extends a big thanks to representatives from Durham Recruiting, RBC, Durham Regional Police Services, City of Oshawa and Desjardin for contributing to a successful “Meet the Recruiter” event. Forty newcomers’ eager to pursue their choice of careers in Canada attended Meet the Recruiter. The event provided networking opportunities where attendees could … Continue reading

Skilled Labour Migration

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)*, Canada has the largest numbers and the most elaborate and longest-standing skilled labour migration system of the 36 countries that comprise the OECD. As a result of many decades of managed labour migration, more than one in five people in Canada is foreign-born, one of … Continue reading

Global Skills Strategy

The Global Skills Strategy offers Canadian employers fast and reliable access to top global talent. Eligible newcomer applicants are required to submit specific documents with their application. Learn more about the Global Skills Strategy. Ontario also aims to draw Express Entry candidates with tech experience. Read more.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – … Continue reading

City of Oshawa and TRIEC

The City of Oshawa has become an employer partner of the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership! The City of Oshawa has committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion by further supporting newcomer professionals. Through the partnership with TRIEC, the City of Oshawa helps nurture a culture of continuous learning, innovation, inclusion and collaboration. Read more about the partnership. … Continue reading