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Youth Headed for Success

One of the many youth (15-29) served by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has chosen to turn his life around to a future of opportunity and success. After working minimum wage jobs with little or no future growth opportunity the youth chose to pursue a future in the high paying, high demand world of … Continue reading

Restoring Confidence

The process of developing a customized back-to-work action plan that is specific to each individual job seekers’ achievements and objectives can often help to restore their self-esteem and confidence in their ability to meet employment goals. One job seeker states: “When I first arrived at the help centre I was absolutely squashed and had no … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

The Pickering Welcome Centre extends a big thanks to representatives from Durham Recruiting, RBC, Durham Regional Police Services, City of Oshawa and Desjardin for contributing to a successful “Meet the Recruiter” event. Forty newcomers’ eager to pursue their choice of careers in Canada attended Meet the Recruiter. The event provided networking opportunities where attendees could … Continue reading

Easier & Faster Route to Trades

In September 2019, the Ontario Government appointed Training and Skills Advisors to consult with Industry and Stakeholders to help make the skilled trades and apprenticeship system more user friendly. Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced that Adam Melnick and Andrew Pariser have been appointed as the new Training and Skills Advisors (TSAs) … Continue reading

Living Wage & Education

TVO’s The Agenda Host Steve Paikin spoke with Oren Cass, Author of “The Once and Future Worker” to talk about a living wage. Steve asks – “Should someone with only a high school education be able to make a living wage, be the sole breadwinner in their home, afford a house, a car, and an … Continue reading

Shifting Service Delivery

Recently the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre held its 36th Annual General Meeting in Oshawa with Guest Speaker Angela Hoyt. The topic of discussion was “Navigating the Shifting Sands in Employment Services.” The transformation of employment service delivery is on the horizon in Ontario with three Employment Ontario prototypes rolling out within the next year. … Continue reading

Cyberlympics & Career Expo

The best of the world’s cyber community will be at Durham College on October 26th for Cyberlympics – an International event! Several cyber events will be happening in Durham throughout the month of October. On the day of the Cyberlympics, a CareerXpo will be held at Durham College. If you are a job seeker in … Continue reading

Skilled Labour Migration

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)*, Canada has the largest numbers and the most elaborate and longest-standing skilled labour migration system of the 36 countries that comprise the OECD. As a result of many decades of managed labour migration, more than one in five people in Canada is foreign-born, one of … Continue reading

Cyber Security Jobs In Demand

Cyber Security roles have never been more in demand! Data breaches are becoming more common and can cost an average of $3.62 million according to a 2017 report. For any sized company data breaches are an imminent threat and very expensive, including the cost of loss of credibility. It is no wonder that the need … Continue reading

Negotiating Starting Salary

Negotiating a salary can be an intimidating process for job seekers – even more so for a new graduate with little experience. Learning negotiating skills, however, can help you throughout the course of your career. Research your role, responsibilities and know your worth in the graduate jobs market. According to research from U.S. financial firm, … Continue reading