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Meet the Recruiter

The new one-on-one component at the Pickering Welcome Centre’s “Meet the Recruiter” event was a big success! Attendees participated in a“Warm Networking and Calling Card” workshop and spent five minutes with each of the six mentors discussing a particular topic. Mentors offered on the spot résumé critiques, social media tips and interview scenarios. Take a … Continue reading

New Citizenship Study Guide

The Government of Canada has released a new draft version of the Canadian Citizenship Study Guide. It highlights Canadian responsibilities and Indigenous Peoples. A draft version of a new study guide for the citizenship exam indicates that completing the census, paying taxes and respecting treaties with Indigenous Peoples are mandatory obligations of Canadian citizenship. The … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

Are you a newcomer looking for employment in Canada? Do you want to know what employers are looking for? The Pickering Welcome Centre “Meet the Recruiter” event is back by popular demand – this time with an interactive, “speed mentoring” component. Financial and Customer Service Sector Reps will be on-site to share key job search … Continue reading

Health Information Day for Newcomers

Together with key community partners, the Pickering and Ajax Welcome Centres held a successful Health Information Day for Newcomers. Newcomers had the opportunity to visit booths and attend a full day of workshops related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The workshops offered tips about active, healthy living as well as information about the services and … Continue reading

Talking Recruitment with Newcomers

The Pickering Welcome Centre hosted a successful Meet the Recruiter event for Newcomers. Representatives from the fields of Project Management, Small Business, Banking and Trades were on-site to share advice and job search tips to participants. The newcomers who attended the event were Internationally Trained Professionals with varying backgrounds. Each of the panelists were asked … Continue reading

Diversity and Global Talent

Embracing diversity and inclusion in Canada may help attract the global talent that is required to remain competitive on an international scale. Business leaders in Canada often describe the pursuit to recruit highly skilled professionals as a “war for talent.” Businesses in Canada have faced challenges in attracting the talent that they need because of … Continue reading

Free Library Access

As a client of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre or the Pickering Welcome Centre, you can have access to Lynda.com – an online resource that enables you to learn a new skill on your own time. Over 4000 courses, taught by industry experts, are available in Business, Technology and Creative Skills through Lynda.com. The … Continue reading

It’s Mentoring Month!

When Pir Momin began looking for work as a Radiologist, he turned to The Mentoring Partnership – a program designed to match internationally trained professionals with established Canadian professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Pir Momin knew it would not be easy to find work in his field. His mentor helped him to build a professional … Continue reading

5 Years Serving Newcomers!

On November 29th, the Durham Welcome Centres celebrated five years of servicing the newcomer community with Open Houses in Pickering and Ajax. Many local dignitaries, politicians, stakeholders and past participants attended to celebrate the accomplishments of the Durham Welcome Centres and a shared vision to help newcomers succeed.             Read … Continue reading

Express Entry Made Easy

Changes to Express Entry took place in November 2016. To ensure a fair and responsive immigration system, the Government is making continuous improvements that address emerging needs. The Express Entry system is intended for highly skilled newcomers who are able to quickly contribute to Canada’s society and economy. Internationally Trained Skilled Newcomers also help strengthen … Continue reading