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Girls on the Job

An Ipsos online poll asked 1,203 young Canadians (aged 12-18) about their summer work in 2018. The results reveal that the status of gender inequality in the workplace starts early. Published in a Girl Guides report: “Girls on the job: Realities in Canada”, the results indicate that girls and boys are equally as likely to … Continue reading

Durham Business Count

Did you know that there are more than 12,500 businesses and over 125,000 people working in full time positions in the Durham Region? Every year, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department and its municipal partners conduct an annual count of businesses within the region. Between May and September, the Region’s Business … Continue reading

Newcomer Numbers

According to Statistics Canada, newcomers to Canada are highly educated. In 2017, at least half of newcomers had a university degree. They also comprise 34% of workers in finance, insurance and real estate and 32% in professional, scientific and technical services. Learn more by clicking here.   Read Employment E-News – March 2019 – Career … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Grants

Incentive grants of up to $8,000 are available to pursue work in the trades. Take a look at some of the grants available: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women Support for women entering, progressing and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented. A taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equiv.) … Continue reading

Newcomers, Fast Track to Job Search Success with JSW

“With immense gratitude, I would love to say thanks to the team of the Welcome Centres – Pickering & Ajax – for their support during my initial days and months in Canada. “ Jaitin D. came to Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 10 years of experience in mechanical design roles. After … Continue reading

Newcomers, Attend JSW and Get Job Offers!

“The Job Search Workshop Opened My Eyes” Ronald came to Canada with 10 years of experience in banking, and Bachelor degrees in Business Management and Psychology. He was very excited to share that “after 2 weeks of targeting resumes, I received 3 offers simultaneously from 2 big banks and a telecom company.” Unable to decide, … Continue reading

Job Search Workshop Success for Samuel

“Now I have a clear vision and know what my next steps are … I’ll do the best I can to achieve my goals. Thank you!” Samuel came to Canada from Ethiopia in June 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Samuel aspires to work in a university setting teaching … Continue reading

Need a Second Career?

If you are affected by the GM closure or have been laid off from your position, Second Career may be an option. Through Second Career, eligible individuals who have been laid off may benefit from re-training or refreshing skills to improve employment opportunities. Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and: – Explore … Continue reading

De-stress and Get Outside!

It doesn’t just feel good to get outside – according to science there are health benefits too. Did you know that being in nature can help you: Improve short-term memory De-stress Reduce inflammation Decrease feelings of fatigue Reduce depression and anxiety Bundle up and get outside! It’s a great way to spend quality time with … Continue reading

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