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Immigration

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State of Inclusion

In December, TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant and Employment Council) released a report on the current state of immigrant inclusion in the GTA labour market. Is it different compared to 15 years ago? Are there equal opportunities for newcomer women? While there has been progress in some areas, others still need significant change. Read the State … 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

Job Search Workshops for Newcomers

Are you new to Canada? Ready to start your job search? Job Search Workshops (JSW) program assists Newcomers / Immigrants in gaining knowledge and skills to better understand strategies, business perspectives and next steps relating to the job search process. Learn what Canadian employers want newcomers to know about finding a job in Canada. Read … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

In November 2018, the third group of Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) program participants graduated successfully. The PNS program has really made a difference for those who have participated. Half of the program participants have secured employment and staff continue to provide employment support for those seeking work. The Path to Newcomers Success program is … Continue reading

Youth Newcomer Fair

On Friday, November 16, Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS), DRUHC and the Durham Welcome Centres offered their first Volunteer Fair for Newcomer Youth in the Durham Region thanks to funding from the Ontario government. Despite a heavy snowfall, approximately 165 students from 23 schools across the Durham Region attended the Youth Newcomer Volunteer Fair … Continue reading

Population Growth

Between 2017-2018, Canada’s population grew by 518,588+. That translates into a population increase of almost one person every minute. The country’s annual population growth rate was 1.4% from 2017-2018 – the highest since 1989/1990. Canada’s current population is 37,058,856. Click here for more information about Canada’s population.   Read Employment E-News – November 2018 – We Are … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

The first Newcomer Volunteer Fair was a great success! Speakers and local community organizations provided insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community. Visitors explored volunteer opportunities in the fields of Arts & Culture, Social Services, Administrative, Fitness & Leisure, Education and Hospitality. View the … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

An opportunity for newcomers to find the perfect volunteer opportunity! Speakers and local community organizations will provide insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community, Not a newcomer to Canada? You’re welcome too! Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa Wednesday, October … Continue reading

Adjusting to a New Country

Newcomers, take care of yourselves! Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre for a conversation about feeling well and staying healthy when you are adjusting to a new country. We will share tips and information for you and your family. Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:30am – 12:00pm Light refreshments available. View the … 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

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