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Health and Eating Well

Diet plays an important part in maintaining health and well-being. While it is tempting to eat sweets and treats over the holidays, why not try a fruit smoothie to satisfy a craving? A combination of bananas, blueberries, oranges and raspberries makes a power-packed energy booster. Read more on the benefits of fruits and vegetables.   … Continue reading

GM Closure – 2500+ jobs lost

It’s the end of an era for General Motors in Oshawa. A restructuring plan to focus on electric and autonomous vehicle programs has prompted the closure of the GM plant in Oshawa – currently employing more than 2500 people. It is a huge disapointment for residents in the community. Oshawa has had a long history … 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

Campus Projects

Due to a billion-dollar provincial deficit, funds for campus expansions at three universities and colleges in the GTA will be re-directed. More than $300 million in funding for colleges and universities in Brampton, Milton and Markham will no longer be allocated to these initiatives. Post-Secondary Minister, Merrilee Fullerton, also indicated that cuts may be made … Continue reading

Changes to Bill 148

On October 3, 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed to get rid of Bill 148. Bill 148 is the Liberal Worker Reform Bill that was implemented to give workers greater protections including the recent minimum wage raise to $14/hour. Doug Ford had already stated that the minimum wage would remain at $14/hour and would not … Continue reading

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