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Webinar for Newcomers

On May 14th, the Pickering Welcome Centre will host a webinar with a Service Canada Citizen Services Specialist. Service Canada will share valuable information on eligibility and applying for Benefits and Assistance available through Service Canada. Join us on May 14th at 10am. For more information call 905-420-3008 or email jswinfo@unemployedhelp.on.ca.   Read Employment E-News … Continue reading

Canadian Values

Recognized through TD Bank and the Hispanic Business Alliance as one of the “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians”, Isaac Garcia-Sitton holds Canadian values close to his heart. Isaac is the Director of International Education & English Language Institute (YUELI) at York University’s School of Continuing Studies in Toronto. Part of his philosophy as a leader … Continue reading

Birthing and Parenting in Canada

Are you new to Canada and having a baby? Join us for a six week series about “Giving Birth and Becoming a Parent in Canada”. Learn about having a healthy pregnancy, labour and birth, caring for baby and mom, breastfeeding and parenting. Every Wednesday March 25-April 29, 2020 3:00pm-4:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre 1400 Bayly Street, … Continue reading

Family Fun for Newcomers

Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre during the March Break for a free Family Fun playgroup – for families with children 0-6 yrs. Play, learn, sing and make recycled-art! Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 Drop-in program. Registration is not required. For more information contact the Pickering Welcome Centre at 1-877-761-1155 or … Continue reading

Newcomer Workshops – Income Tax and Ontario Works

Free Income Tax Clinics Held from February 27 – April 30, 2020 for Newcomers who qualify. By appointment only, To qualify, you must: a. Have been in Canada for 5 Years or Less b. Meet one of the following income requirements Couple: Up to $46,000 Single Person: Up to $30,000 One Adult with Child: Up … Continue reading

Welcome Centre Success!

Srinivas is an Engineering Professional with 7 yrs of international experience in the power industry. He arrived in Canada in June 2019. Srinivas learned of the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services through a flyer that he received at the Service Canada counter in the airport immigration zone. He attended the Job Search Workshop modules at the … Continue reading

It’s Mentoring Month!

January is Mentoring Month across North America! It is a great time to focus on how we can all work together to ensure success amongst youth, newcomers and businesses. According to the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), inclusion training for current leaders as well as mentoring and sponsorship could help immigrants climb the career … Continue reading

Ajax Diversity Xchange

The fourth annual Ajax Diversity Xchange took place on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Ajax Diversity Xchange is a positive space that was created by the Town of Ajax to address inclusion issues that impact the community. Multiple perspectives are shared, some through story. We live in increasing diverse communities – inclusion requires action by … Continue reading

Challenges for Newcomers

According to The Star, more than half of the newcomers arriving in Canada are economic migrants prioritized by the Canadian immigration system to address our declining population and need for skilled workers. Many move to Canada because it is perceived to be a country that is open and kind to all people. Kleber Gabriel, a … Continue reading

Lowering Newcomer Barriers

At the age of 17, Rola Dagher fled war-torn Lebanon arriving in Canada with a baby, two suitcases and no money. She didn’t imagine that she would have a high-profile career in Canada someday. Today, Rola leads Cisco Canada and recognizes the key role that international talent plays in Canada’s ability to succeed in an … Continue reading