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Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Ontario’s Minimum wage hike didn’t kill jobs in Ontario. While some experts argue that minimum wage hikes do not negatively impact strong economies, others are not in agreement. When the minimum wage in Ontario was raised to $14/hr many experts believed it would harm job creation in 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

Newcomers, Ontario Works Helps

Newcomers, learn how Ontario Works can help you! Ontario Works (OW) staff will be at the Pickering Welcome Centre to present an overview of the Ontario Works program, including: – How to apply for Ontario Works – Financial benefits – Employment services – Employment programs – Community referrals – Answers to your questions – Helpful, … Continue reading

Job Development Increase!

We have increased our Job Development team by 100%! The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has increased its job development team from four to eight dedicated staff. Four job developers will be reaching out to employers to find employment for youth; one is dedicated to finding opportunities for people new to Canada, where language is … Continue reading

Youth? Unemployed?

Unemployed Youth? We can get you working. Connect with a group of peers in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Find out which youth program is right … Continue reading

We Employ 40+ People

Not only is the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre a service provider, we are also an employer of >40 full time staff. Recently, we advertised four vacancies and we were overwhelmed with the response we received to our ad; over 550 résumés were received.  This afforded us not only the opportunity to review résumés to determine … Continue reading

Slay with Your Résumé

The most challenging part of the job search is getting an interview. How you communicate your skills, experience and interests on a résumé is essential to landing an interview. Customize each résumé to ensure that the overall tone matches the description of the position. Use wording associated with the job description and examples that demonstrate … Continue reading

Free Job Search Workshops

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre offers many workshops and computer training classes designed to assist you in your job search. We have a new workshop for experienced workers and several workshops for youth. For descriptions of our workshops, click here. Please view the Event Calendar to view the current workshops available at our Oshawa … Continue reading

Pre-Settlement Tools

The Settlement Process can begin before migrating to Canada. Pre-arrival settlement services for newcomers are available. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds a variety of pre-arrival programs to help migrants feel prepared and confident prior to arrival. Click to learn more. The Durham Immigration Portal is a fantastic online resource for people new to … Continue reading

Youth Employment Tips

Every job you have is an opportunity to build your reputation, establish connections and grow your skills and confidence. Strategize your job search to find work that helps you advance your career goals. Here are some job search tips: Look for a job that matches your interests, skill set and capabilities. Customize your résumé to … Continue reading

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