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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 Advertisements

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

Aged 55-64? Unemployed?

A recent Washington Post article “Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it’s worse” offers statistical data (USA stats) related to unemployment and older workers. The statistics are summarized below: Fewer workers over 50 are unemployed, but those who are have a tougher time of it; Job searches last longer before older … Continue reading

Get In On the Pan Am Action!

The single-largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada is almost here! From July – August, 2015, the Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada, will proudly host the Pan American and Parapan Am Games. In fact, more than 40 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area – from Oshawa to Welland to Minden Hills – will welcome approximately … Continue reading

Seasonal Hiring Starts Now!

It’s that time of year again! Seasonal hiring has begun for jobs in landscaping, garden centres, golf courses and other outdoor related positions. To prepare, make your job search sparkle with 5 Easy Tips Go to the Job Opportunities section in the March 2015 edition of Employment E-News for current seasonal local positions. Keep an … Continue reading