Region of Durham

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DRT Announcement

Exciting news! All children ages 12 and under can now ride Durham Region Transit for FREE with a fare paying passenger. No special passes or tickets are required. The summer 2-for-1 Youth Pass is back! $93.50 is all it costs for unlimited travel on DRT for July and August. Click for more information.   Read … Continue reading

Gordon Foods is Hiring!

Gordon Foods in Ajax is hiring! If you’re looking for a job in the Durham Region this is a great opportunity. Two hundred positions are available! Contact careers.ajax@gfs.com for information.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Ajax Library and Employment

Are you a youth, adult or newcomer hoping to learn about Job Search strategies? Gain the knowledge and skills to better understand strategies, business perspectives and next steps related to the job search process. Join us at the Ajax Library to meet with a Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre representative for information and assistance. Ajax … Continue reading

Tech and Innovation in the Durham Region

Durham Region is home to a growing and thriving tech sector! On June 6, Durham College’s (DC) AI Hub held the Enable AI Summit, the first of its kind in Durham. In October, DC will host Global CyberLympics. It’s a big deal! Teams from all over the world will participate in an online cyber security … Continue reading

Ontario Power Generation in Clarington!

Big news! Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently announced the establishment of a new corporate headquarters in the Municipality of Clarington. The existing Darlington Energy Complex (located south of Highway 401) and a new building will be part of the expanded campus. Expected to be completed in 2024, all of OPG’s non-station-based positions in Toronto, Niagara … Continue reading

Our Pickering Location Has Moved!

After 24 years of offering Employment Services at the 1400 Bayly, Unit 12, our Pickering location moved to the front of 1410 Bayly, Unit 4 as of June 1st. New and existing service users will benefit from an increase in space and a more welcoming brighter environment with increased natural light, a larger workshop room … Continue reading

Tax Help for Newcomers

As part of its Financial Empowerment Strategy for Poverty Reduction, the Region of Durham’s Social Services Department, coordinates community agencies participating in Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Durham Welcome Centres participate annually. In 2019, CVITP volunteers completed 202 free income tax returns for low income households at the Pickering Welcome Centre, … Continue reading

Oshawa City Centre

Downtown residential areas are experiencing a renaissance. Walkability, access to transit, services, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues are appealing factors that are influencing many (particularly millennials) to live in the downtown cores of their municipalities. Currently, a number of major residential developments are underway in the downtown Oshawa area. The photo (from the City of … Continue reading

Workshops for Newcomers

Every month, the Pickering Welcome Centre hosts workshops and programs for newcomers. Learn about two new workshops being held in June. CPP and Old Age Security Newcomers, do you have questions about Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Old Age Security (OAS)? Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre on June 12 between 11:30am-12:00pm. Click for more information. … Continue reading

GO Train Lakeshore East

An Economic Impact analysis shows potential for more than 21,000 jobs centred around four new GO train stations. The proposed GO train lakeshore east extension through central Oshawa to Bowmanville, with four new stations, would unlock both development and re-development opportunities of more than 60 sites. Click to read the City of Oshawa article.   … Continue reading