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Population Growth

Between 2017-2018, Canada’s population grew by 518,588+. That translates into a population increase of almost one person every minute. The country’s annual population growth rate was 1.4% from 2017-2018 – the highest since 1989/1990. Canada’s current population is 37,058,856. Click here for more information about Canada’s population.   Read Employment E-News – November 2018 – We Are … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

The first Newcomer Volunteer Fair was a great success! Speakers and local community organizations provided insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community. Visitors explored volunteer opportunities in the fields of Arts & Culture, Social Services, Administrative, Fitness & Leisure, Education and Hospitality. View the … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

An opportunity for newcomers to find the perfect volunteer opportunity! Speakers and local community organizations will provide insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community, Not a newcomer to Canada? You’re welcome too! Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa Wednesday, October … Continue reading

Adjusting to a New Country

Newcomers, take care of yourselves! Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre for a conversation about feeling well and staying healthy when you are adjusting to a new country. We will share tips and information for you and your family. Pickering Welcome Centre, Unit 5 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:30am – 12:00pm Light refreshments available. View the … Continue reading

Newcomers, Ontario Works Helps

Newcomers, learn how Ontario Works can help you! Ontario Works (OW) staff will be at the Pickering Welcome Centre to present an overview of the Ontario Works program, including: – How to apply for Ontario Works – Financial benefits – Employment services – Employment programs – Community referrals – Answers to your questions – Helpful, … Continue reading

Best Relocation Destination

According to Jim Harris, Business and Innovation Expert, Canada is a favourite place to relocate – in fact, it’s the second most popular location in the world. The Irish Times put together an interesting article outlining everything you need to know when moving to Canada including information about employment, visas, schools, insurance, healthcare and more. … Continue reading

Newcomer Fair This Fall

Newcomers, get involved in the community and get to know the Durham Region and the people who live here. The Newcomer Volunteer Fair is coming this Fall 2018. Interact with representatives from community organizations to learn of current volunteer opportunities. Speakers will present on the benefits of volunteering (e.g. networking and job search). Volunteers will … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

We are pleased to announce that the second group of participants from the Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) program have completed pre-employment and language training. Participants of the program are refugees, refugee claimants and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. To date, ten participants have found work as machine operators, … 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

Pre-Settlement Tools

The Settlement Process can begin before migrating to Canada. Pre-arrival settlement services for newcomers are available. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds a variety of pre-arrival programs to help migrants feel prepared and confident prior to arrival. Click to learn more. The Durham Immigration Portal is a fantastic online resource for people new to … Continue reading

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