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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

AI Opportunities

Careers in Artificial Intelligence offer opportunities for those new to the workforce and for those looking to transition to another career. Although studying in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the most obvious route to a career in AI, it is not the only one. Those in STEM may help create and develop the … Continue reading

Money for Your Children

Did you know that can get up to $2,000 in free education money for your children through the Canada Learning Bond (CLB)? More than 36,000 children in the Durham Region are eligible for the CLB – that’s over $70 million in free money for post-secondary education! Based on Eligibility: Simply open a Registered Education Savings … Continue reading

Need a Second Career?

If you are affected by the GM closure or have been laid off from your position, Second Career may be an option. Through Second Career, eligible individuals who have been laid off may benefit from re-training or refreshing skills to improve employment opportunities. Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and: – Explore … 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

Training in Trades

Have you considered work in the trades? Positions are available, the pay is good and training is available right here in the Durham Region. Durham College’s School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START) offers many programs including Automotive Technician, Crane Operation, Plumbing and Welding and more. Explore information about the programs offered and … Continue reading

Oshawa Chamber – 90 Years!

Last month, the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 90th birthday! DRUHC’s Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone is pictured with Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Regional Counsellor Bob Chapman and City Counsellor Rick Kerr As members of the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, DRUHC stands behind the Chamber’s mission to support and promote the economic prosperity of their … Continue reading

Job Market Trends

Labour Market Information (LMI) can help you understand current and future Job Market Trends – in your community and in Canada. Accurate and current Labour Market Information is critical for making good choices, in determining your career path, and researching the educational requirements associated with your chosen profession. Following are resources that may help you … Continue reading

Soft Skills for Success

A recent Child Trends Report, Key Soft Skills that Foster Youth Workforce Success examines workplace outcomes and the connection to soft/human skills. Strong evidence indicates that the following five skills increase workforce success among youth ages 15 to 29. 1. Social Skills 2. Communication Skills 3. Higher-order Thinking 4. Self-control 5. Positive Self-concept Visit ChildTrends.com … Continue reading

Financial Info for Newcomers

This month, the Durham Welcome Centres present Financial Literacy Workshops for Newcomers and New Canadians. On Tuesday, November 7th, Service Canada will provide information and answer your questions including: Why do we need to file an income tax return every year? What is a Canada Learning Bond? What other Government-funded Education Savings opportunities are available? … Continue reading

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