Labour Market

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GM and Unifor Investment

In early May, Unifor and GM announced a $170M investment that will save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs at GM’s Oshawa Plant. GM Canada President, Travis Hester, alongside Unifor National President, Jerry Dias, announced a “Transformation Agreement” that includes financial support for employee retraining and the launch of a Job Action Centre. Supported by … Continue reading

Large Monthly Labour Gain

Last month, Canada’s Labour Market posted the largest monthly jobs gain since 1976 according to Global News. Canada added 106,500 net jobs in April. The employment surge dropped the unemployment rate from 5.8% in March to 5.7%. Multiple industries are seeing job gains. Both services and factory sectors have had significant employment increases. The average … Continue reading

Info and Services for Youth

Do you want to learn about information and services for young Canadians? The Government of Canada has a Young Canadian website designed just for you. Learn how to manage your money, discover cultural youth programs, and help shape Canada’s first ever youth policy! Click here. If you are young person looking for work, we can … 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

Demand in Trades

There is a huge demand for individuals in skilled trades – and the pay is higher than average. Earn $25-30/hour as a mason, carpenter, contractor or farmer. Learn more about trade positions that are in demand now!   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 – School is Almost Out! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Student Employment

Did you know that students no longer have to be returning to school in the fall to take advantage of the Federal program, Summer Job Strategy? We also have several Employment Ontario programs to assist youth in obtaining employment. Visit DRUHC’s youth website. Contact us to learn more.   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 … Continue reading

Canada Training Benefit

Due to the nature of the fluctuating Labour Market, people are changing jobs many times throughout the course of their career. The 2019 Budget presented by the federal government introduced the Canada Training Budget to help workers of all ages adapt to changes in labour market demand and skills. The Canada Training Benefit would help … Continue reading

Tech Sector Booming

In their latest “Best Jobs in Canada In-demand Jobs 2019 report”, Randstad Canada indicates that tech sector jobs are booming, with developers and system admins in highest demand. Some of the other most in-demand tech-related positions include project and account managers and electrical engineers. Click to read itbusiness.ca article.   Read Employment E-News – March … Continue reading

Trucking Shortages

A critical shortage of drivers is changing the trucking industry. It has never been as difficult to convince workers to drive for long distances. Trucking companies are responding by increasing pay, improving job conditions and encouraging a wider demographic of individuals to pursue a career as a driver. Driver shortages are not new, however, an … Continue reading

Women in STEM

Increasingly, a high level of skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are required for today’s Labour Market. Unfortunately, women are still underrepresented in these fields. February 11th was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day presents an opportunity to bring awareness to barriers that prevent and deter girls and … Continue reading