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Pickering Welcome Centre

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. Services include language assessment and language training, settlement services and assistance in finding employment. Learn more by visiting or calling one of the two … Continue reading

Pickering Welcome Centre Helps Former Deputy Minister

Before coming to Canada Tariq worked as a Deputy Minister in Afghanistan. After experiencing challenges and feeling very discouraged in his attempts to enter the Canadian Labour Market, Tariq visited the Pickering Welcome Centre for employment support. With help from the Job Search Workshops Program and TRIEC Mentoring Partnership, Tariq was successful in securing a … Continue reading

Hot Summer Student Jobs

According to a report by Indeed Canada, job postings have increased by 15% compared to the same time last year. The following summer job titles were ranked by posting volume on Indeed Canada. They are some of the summer’s hottest jobs: Student Assistant Labourer Customer Service Representative Summer Associate Babysitter/Nanny Camp Counsellor Sales Representative Instructor … Continue reading

Youth Employment Programs

Youth? Unemployed? There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Visit the website and contact us today!   Read Employment E-News – May 2018 – Give and Receive Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

Updated! Immigration Portal

The region’s Local Diversity and ImmigrationAdd New Partnership Council (LDIPC) recently updated the Durham Immigration Portal and it’s getting a lot of attention! Over the past 5 years, approximately 10,000 people from all over the world have chosen the Durham Region as a place to settle and grow. The updated portal makes it easier for … Continue reading

Newcomers, Keep Your Brain Healthy

The Pickering Welcome Centre is offering a Brain Health Information Session for Newcomers. Are You Keeping Your Brain Healthy? Are you aware of the steps to maintain your brain health? Are you worried about your memory? Do you know the difference between normal forgetfulness and serious memory loss? re you familiar with the warning signs? … Continue reading

Options for Newcomers

If you are a newcomer, and are interested in becoming a professional Chartered Accountant in Canada, attend an Information Session to learn: – Pathways to becoming a CPA – CPA Certification – Education requirements Take advantage of an opportunity to hear from a Guest Speaker directly from CPA. Join us! September 21, 2017 Pickering Welcome … Continue reading

Durham’s Age Friendly Plan

Two years ago, the Region of Durham received a grant from the Province of Ontario to initiate an age-friendly community planning process. The Age-Friendly Durham Strategy and Action Plan was created after engaging in extensive research and discussion within the community. As a result of the conversations with stakeholders, the community is moving towards a … Continue reading

Executive Director’s Vision

Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone, has been leading the vision at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre for 30 years. The agency has come a long way since opening its doors in 1983. During the 33rd Annual General Meeting in 2016, Maralyn Tassone was celebrated for her leadership. Maralyn has always treated the non-profit organization like … Continue reading

Immigration in Durham Region

DID YOU KNOW that immigration is a significant catalyst for growth in the GTA? Between 2006-2011, amost two-thirds of population growth in the Greater Toronto Area resulted from immigration. The Durham Region accounts for 10% of the GTA population and approximately 97% of residents hold Canadian Citizenship. According to Durham Region Immigration Stats (2011), following … Continue reading

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