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Labour Market

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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

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

Low Unemployment Rate

Did you know that low unemployment can be bad for the economy? In a recent durhamregion.com article, Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority states why. The Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) – including Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington – is at a low unemployment rate of 4.9% for the general population. The youth … 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

Labour Shortages in Canada

Amid Canada’s worst labour shortages in 10 years, jobs that pay $75K-$100K are available. By the end of 2017, the number of job vacancies in Canada were at 470,000, up almost 25% since the beginning of 2017. An owner of a moving company in Richmond, BC states that he is having difficulty finding long-haul drivers … Continue reading

Low Unemployment in Oshawa

According to Statistics Canada, Oshawa has the lowest unemployment rate in the province and the third-lowest nationally. A labour force survey, released March 2018, indicates that Oshawa’s unemployment rate was down 1/3 of a percent from last year – currently at 4.5%. The unemployment rate in Canada is 5.8%. In Ontario the unemployment rate is at … Continue reading