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Workshops for Newcomers

Every month, the Pickering Welcome Centre hosts workshops and programs for newcomers. Learn about two new workshops being held in June. CPP and Old Age Security Newcomers, do you have questions about Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Old Age Security (OAS)? Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre on June 12 between 11:30am-12:00pm. Click for more information. … Continue reading

CPA Career for Newcomers

Newcomers, advance your career as a Chartered Professional Accountant. Come and learn about the following: Pathways to Becoming a CPA Benefits of CPA Certification Education Requirements A Guest Speaker from CPA Ontario will be on-site to answer questions and share information with participants. Thursday, May 16, 2019 Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 11:30am – 12:30pm … Continue reading

Mentor Help for Newcomers

Newcomers, do you need help with your job search? Mentors can help you build your professional network and navigate the job market in Canada. The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership helps 75% of participants find a job in their occupation or related field within one year of completing the program. If you are unemployed or underemployed and … Continue reading

Newcomer Lands Dream Job with the Help of JSW

“My previous education and experience are worth something.“ Zehra assumed she would not find work in her field until she had a Canadian education and Canadian work experience. She made an appointment with the Job Search Workshop (JSW) Facilitator expecting only to discover where she should pursue further studies. Instead, the JSW Facilitator introduced her … Continue reading

Newcomers, Attend JSW and Get Job Offers!

“The Job Search Workshop Opened My Eyes” Ronald came to Canada with 10 years of experience in banking, and Bachelor degrees in Business Management and Psychology. He was very excited to share that “after 2 weeks of targeting resumes, I received 3 offers simultaneously from 2 big banks and a telecom company.” Unable to decide, … Continue reading

Newcomers, Jump Start Your Career with JSW

“The JSW program helped me keep up the momentum needed to find a job.” Abi is a newcomer who came to the Welcome Centre and expressed interest in finding work in her profession as an IT Security Analyst. Abi was eager to get a job and was open to considering any IT-related jobs. She had … Continue reading

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

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