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Economic Security

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Cyber Security Jobs In Demand

Cyber Security roles have never been more in demand! Data breaches are becoming more common and can cost an average of $3.62 million according to a 2017 report. For any sized company data breaches are an imminent threat and very expensive, including the cost of loss of credibility. It is no wonder that the need … Continue reading

Guaranteed Income?

Wondering if you qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement? Eligibility is based on your income and marital status. If you still need to do your taxes, get them in right away. Click to view more information about how to apply. Read Employment E-News – July 2019 – Our New Location in Pickering Image provided by … Continue reading

Tax Help for Newcomers

As part of its Financial Empowerment Strategy for Poverty Reduction, the Region of Durham’s Social Services Department, coordinates community agencies participating in Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Durham Welcome Centres participate annually. In 2019, CVITP volunteers completed 202 free income tax returns for low income households at the Pickering Welcome Centre, … Continue reading

Women in STEM

Increasingly, a high level of skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are required for today’s Labour Market. Unfortunately, women are still underrepresented in these fields. February 11th was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day presents an opportunity to bring awareness to barriers that prevent and deter girls and … 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

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

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