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Economic Security

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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

Best Job Prospects

If you live in Ontario and you are you looking for a career with strong employment prospects, you may want to consider the field of nursing. An analytical report released by Emsi identified the top job trends in the province. At the top of the expected job gains are positions in the field of health. … Continue reading

Fast Growing Tech Sector

Toronto is the fastest growing North American talent tech market according to a new report released by a commercial real estate and investment firm in Los Angeles – CBRE. The ability to attract and grow talent tech talent was ranked amongst fifty US and Canadian city markets. This year, Toronto moved to 6th place from … Continue reading

Tourism on the Rise

The tourism sector accounts for almost one-tenth of all jobs in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, tourism accounted for about 1.8 million jobs in Canada in 2015, up 2.6% from 2014. Did you know that younger workers hold 1/3 of employee jobs in tourism and 1/4 of tourism sector jobs are held by immigrant workers? … Continue reading

Student Grants

The Government of Canada offers Student Grants that fund part-time and full-time students, students with dependents, students with disabilities and students from low and middle income families. Some of the grants include: Grant for students from low-income families: A grant of $250 per month for eligible students who belong to a low-income family. Grant for … Continue reading

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