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upNext Durham

upNext Durham is an exciting three week Digital Skills Development Program that offers young adults in Durham Region the opportunity to get real world experience among many other skills. The aim of upNext Durham is to help improve participants’ chances of getting a job or starting their own business. DRUHC’s Marketing/Outreach Specialist, Elsii Faria (pictured speaking in … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

The new one-on-one component at the Pickering Welcome Centre’s “Meet the Recruiter” event was a big success! Attendees participated in a“Warm Networking and Calling Card” workshop and spent five minutes with each of the six mentors discussing a particular topic. Mentors offered on the spot résumé critiques, social media tips and interview scenarios. Take a … Continue reading

Ontario’s Economy Boom

Ontario is expected to lead economic growth in Canada according to Canada’s big banks.           Statistics Canada recently announced that Ontario’s unemployment rate is at 5.8% – the lowest it has been in 16 years. Ontario has added almost 100,000 full-time jobs in 2017 and part-time jobs have decreased by 10,200. … Continue reading

Pulse Production in Canada

India’s rising incomes, increased popluation and a growing desire to eat plant based protein is driving the demand for pulses, including lentils and peas. The Prairies’ dry, fast draining soil and short growing season is perfect for growing pulses. Canadian pulse farmers, primarily in Saskatchewan, are enjoying premium prices in world markets. The demand has … Continue reading

Go Train Extension = Jobs

Four new GO Train stations have the potential to create 21,000 jobs according to a recent economic impact analysis. The analysis shows that an extension of four new GO stations through Oshawa to Bowmanville would unlock both re-development and development opportunities. According to the economic impact analysis: “The project has the potential to generate $1.1 … Continue reading

Contract Work

Contract Work has become a popular option for employers who are looking to hire.  Being hired through a contract basically means that the position that you are offered is for a specified duration – e.g. 6 months, 1 year, etc. Although job seekers generally seek permanent, full-time opportunities, pursuing contract work is a viable career … Continue reading

Government Grant for Non-Profit Needs

Did you know that Canada has the second largest non-profit sector in the world? The non-profit sector is a significant economic force in Canada – accounting for 6.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employing 12% of Canada’s population (over 2 million full-time workers). Though the non-profit sector plays an important role … Continue reading

Dancing Barista

Sam has autism. His dream was to be a Barista but he was told that he would never be employable. He met an employer who thought differently and the unexpected happened… Chris, a Manager at a Starbucks location in Toronto, gave Sam a job as a Barista. Due to his autistic condition, Sam uses dancing … Continue reading

A Foot in the Door

As a recent graduate, Robert needed help finding an employer to hire him as an Apprentice. He visited our Pickering location and worked with an Employment Specialist to find an employer. Robert is currently working with a employer as an apprentice while he continues his in-class training. He reports: “Out of high school I decided … Continue reading

Ontario Skills Shortage

Will a Looming Skills Gap Threaten Ontario’s Future? “According to The Conference Board of Canada, Ontario’s skills shortages cost the economy up to $24.3 billion in forgone GDP and $3.7 billion in provincial tax revenues annually.” Over 1,500 Ontario employers who collectively employ more than 750,000 people were asked what kind of post-secondary credentials are … Continue reading