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Ontario Works for Newcomers

Newcomers, learn how Ontario Works can help you. Join the Pickering Welcome Centre on-line: Tuesday, October 20, 202011:30am to 12:30pm Ontario Works (OW) staff will be presenting an online overview of the Ontario Works program, including: How to apply for Ontario WorksFinancial benefitsEmployment services and programsCommunity referralsAnswers to your questionsHelpful and confidential discussions Registration is … Continue reading

Hiring a Professional Coordinator

We are hiring a part-time International Professional Talent (HIP Talent) Coordinator. The HIP Talent program offers regularly scheduled and accessible events that put highly skilled, educated, immigrant professional job seekers, in front of Durham employers to showcase the skilled talent available in our community; and at the same time addressing overt and systemic barriers to … Continue reading

Durham Welcome Centres

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, with locations in Pickering and Ajax, provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support newcomers through the maze of available information and resources. Programs offered through the Durham Welcome Centres include: Job Search Workshops (JSW) – a program for Newcomers/Immigrants to Canada, specifically designed to help immigrants … Continue reading

Newcomers, Become a CPA

Newcomers can learn how to become Chartered Professional Accountants. During an online information session, newcomers can learn how to transition international credentials to become a Canadian CPA. Presented by: Alastair Hobson Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Click here to register. View the flyer. For more information contact: Asma Mohran at amohran@cdcd.org or jswinfo@unemployedhelp.on.ca or 1-877-761-1155. … Continue reading

English Test Online

Did you know that you can now take an English Language test on-line? Partners of the International English Language Testing System (IELT) recently introduced a solution to help individuals stay on course. Learn more via World Education Services (WES).   Read Employment E-News – August 2020 – Connecting Youth to Jobs. Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Canada Needs Newcomers

The Sprawl’s recent article title “My cabbie is a doctor: The problem of skill-waste in Canada” says it all. Although Canada is in need of professional newcomers due to an aging population and labour shortages, foreign credential recognition remains a major challenge that new immigrants face in Canada. Read the article. Immigrant professionals encountering challenges … Continue reading

Free Income Tax Clinic for Newcomers

Thanks to the commitment of CVITP volunteers, free Tax Clinics via the Durham Welcome Centres, have been extended until August 31, 2020. Remote tax filing services are available by appointment only, To qualify, total family income is under: Couple (joint income): Up to $46,000 Single Person: Up to $30,000 One Adult with Child: Up to … Continue reading

Immigrant Talent Could Help

Immigrant talent could help address Canada’s healthcare needs in COVID-19 recovery. A Statistics Canada study indicates that 47% of foreign-educated immigrants with a health-related education are underutilized. Click to view the report. A recent CBC article addresses the fact that there are many immigrant women who are engineers, doctors, and scientists who are working in … Continue reading


Pickering Welcome Centre Manager, Pam DeWilde, recently participated in a twitter chat facilitated by World Education Services (WES). The focus was on immigrant inclusion in Canada’s economic recovery. Many participated in the chat and made the hashtag #ImmigrantsWork the number 2 trending twitter hashtag in Canada. Following are some comments and suggestions that were shared … Continue reading

Mentoring Partnership Webinar

Are you an internationally trained professional wanting to re-connect with your career in Canada? We can connect you with a Canadian Mentor from a similar occupational background who will help you build your local Professional Network, gain a better understanding of the Canadian work environment, and much more! Join us for a Mentoring Orientation Webinar … Continue reading