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Achieving Goals with JSW

Catherine Matriano, a Registered Nurse who was referred to the JSW program by a friend, originally came to Canada as a caregiver in 2014. She is now working in her dream job as an RN. Before coming to Canada from the Philippines, Catherine worked as a Registered Nurse and midwife. It has been her dream … Continue reading

Job Search Webinars

Are you looking for employment? Kickstart your career with LinkedIn. Learn about the Canadian Labour Market. Create a résumé and cover letter that gets attention. We can help you with all aspects of your job search! Attend our online Job Search Workshops: Second Career Orientation Part 1 November 12, 2020 – 10:00am Click to Register. … Continue reading

Mentoring Newcomers

Co-founder and CEO of Acreage Inc. and Member of the Region of Durham’s Newcomer Advisory Table, Shaily Srivastava has come a long way since immigrating to Canada nine years ago. Shaily is a passionate believer in using her skills, education, engineering background and technology to solve real world challenges. In addition to her role as … Continue reading

Job Search Workshops

Do you want to learn how to apply for a position as an Ontario Public Service (OPS) Representative? Interested in learning more about the Canadian Labour Market? Do you want to create a résumé and cover letter that gets attention? We can help you with all aspects of your job search! Attend our online Job … Continue reading

Durham Welcome Centres

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, with locations in Pickering and Ajax, provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support newcomers through the maze of available information and resources. Programs offered through the Durham Welcome Centres include: Job Search Workshops (JSW) – a program for Newcomers/Immigrants to Canada, specifically designed to help immigrants … Continue reading

Youth Job Connection

Are you a young person who is unemployed and looking for work? Do you know someone who is? We can get you working! Youth Job Connection (YJC), a program for youth aged 15 to 29, helps young people who want to work. Youth will: Get paid while gaining work experience and learn new skills Participate … Continue reading

Mentoring Partnership Webinar

Are you an internationally trained professional wanting to re-connect with your career in Canada? We can connect you with a Canadian Mentor from a similar occupational background who will help you build your local Professional Network, gain a better understanding of the Canadian work environment, and much more! Join us for a Mentoring Orientation Webinar … Continue reading

Welcome Centre Success!

Srinivas is an Engineering Professional with 7 yrs of international experience in the power industry. He arrived in Canada in June 2019. Srinivas learned of the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services through a flyer that he received at the Service Canada counter in the airport immigration zone. He attended the Job Search Workshop modules at the … Continue reading

It’s Mentoring Month!

January is Mentoring Month across North America! It is a great time to focus on how we can all work together to ensure success amongst youth, newcomers and businesses. According to the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), inclusion training for current leaders as well as mentoring and sponsorship could help immigrants climb the career … Continue reading

Challenges for Newcomers

According to The Star, more than half of the newcomers arriving in Canada are economic migrants prioritized by the Canadian immigration system to address our declining population and need for skilled workers. Many move to Canada because it is perceived to be a country that is open and kind to all people. Kleber Gabriel, a … Continue reading