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Rent Relief for Business

Significant rent relief for business is coming! In partnership with the provinces and territories, the federal government has recommended rent be lowered by 75% for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program has been developed to share the cost between government, small business tenants and landlords. Small business tenants and landlords would each be asked … Continue reading

We Are Working to Serve You!

Everything has changed in a short amount of time. We are here to service your employment needs throughout this difficult time. While our ‘bricks and mortar sites’ are closed to the public, Employment Counsellors and Employment Specialists are ready and available to help you. If you are an employer who is looking to hire now, … Continue reading

Remote Reality

A Remote Reality is here and it is not likely to go away anytime soon. Remote working and e-services are not new but the recent state of the world is making the digital transformation of every business a necessity. While employers are working hard to develop digital strategies, many employees are doing their best to … Continue reading

RCMP Career Fair

In partnership with the RCMP we are very pleased to be hosting another RCMP Career Presentation! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police offers an exciting and challenging career for those interested in making a difference in their communities and their country. The RCMP is expecting to hire 4000 Police Officers over the next 3 years. Thursday, … Continue reading

Tech Talent in Durham

In a recent report released by Commercial Real Estate Services Canada (CBRE), Oshawa was ranked as one of Canada’s top twelve markets for tech talent. Twenty Canadian cities were ranked according to their competitive advantages and appeal to tech-talent workers and tech employers. Oshawa moved up two spots this year! Visit the City of Oshawa … Continue reading

Restaurants Face Shortages

Restaurants are facing a critical shortage of workers. Veteran chef and restaurateur, Hemant Bhagwani, still does not have enough staff to operate the restaurant that he planned to open on December 1st in Toronto’s Bayview Village Shopping Centre. Bhagwani stated that not one application had been submitted for the key chef position. Currently, there are … 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

Workplace Accessibility

It’s time for businesses to prepare for upcoming workplace accessibility rules. Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, has been approved by the federal government. The objective of the legislation is to ensure that Canada is barrier-free by 2040. Employers are being asked to be proactive in assessing the accessibility in their workplaces. Click to read … Continue reading

Road to Inclusivity

In 2017 the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) worked with the community to carry forward the important work undertaken by Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) in the Community Roadmap to address the employment issues related to persons with disabilities in Durham Region. Recently, the DWA released a series of videos entitled “The Road to Inclusivity”. Episode … 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