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Path to Newcomers Success

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s new program to help newcomers find employment is underway! Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) is an employment program for newcomers including refugees, refugee claimants, and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. PNS helps participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and … Continue reading

How to Cancel an Interview

When looking for work, you may need to cancel or reschedule a job interview – how you do it could burn a bridge or leave a good impression. Scheduling interviews can be a complex process. Be considerate. When candidates cancel appointments with little or no warning, it can affect the schedule of many individuals including … Continue reading

Workshops for Job Seekers

We have many types of workshops, each one designed to help job seekers at different stages in their job search. Our workshops are designed to improve your employment opportunities and to provide information on government programs to assist you in upgrading your skills/education. View a listing of the Workshops and Training available at our locations. … Continue reading

Many Jobs Available

With nearly 400,000 vacant jobs in Canada, there has never been a better time to look for work. Following labour market trends can help job seekers understand where to find short, medium and long-term opportunities. Visit the Government of Canada’s Job Bank website for Job Market Trends and News about significant trends that may influence … Continue reading

Newcomer Success

After several attempts to find work, Emmanuel, a newcomer from the UK with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and an MBA, attended the Job Search Workshop at the Pickering Welcome Centre (PWC) and secured a role in his professional field of Business Continuity Management. He now works with one of the biggest investment and asset … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

The Welcome Centre has a new program to help newcomers find employment. Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) is an employment program for newcomers including refugees, refugee claimants, and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. PNS will help participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and pre-employment training. … Continue reading

Summer Jobs for Students

The Government of Canada (GOC) helps youth and students learn of job opportunities, rates of pay and hiring programs for students and recent graduates. Topics include Job Match, Job Training, Job Postings and much more. Click to access the GOC website. Connect with us for assistance in preparing for summer employment! We have great summer … Continue reading

Options After High School?

What are the options for young people after graduating high school? Why not consider apprenticeship? It could be the start of a rewarding career in the trades. Learn about apprenticeship and jobs in the skilled trades.   Read Employment E-News – March 2018 – Spring Into Action! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

Employer Incentive to Hire Youth

Employers that hire youth between January 1st and March 31st using E.O. services can receive a $1,000 retention incentive at 3-months and an additional $1,000 at 6-months. Thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD), the program is available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. We are accepting referrals for this … Continue reading

Free Youth Employment Programs

There are several Employment Ontario programs available to assist youth in obtaining employment. Through Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Connection-Summer; youth will: Get paid while learning employment techniques that work. Connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. Connect with us for more … Continue reading