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Newcomers

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Financial Info for Newcomers

This month, the Durham Welcome Centres present Financial Literacy Workshops for Newcomers and New Canadians. On Tuesday, November 7th, Service Canada will provide information and answer your questions including: Why do we need to file an income tax return every year? What is a Canada Learning Bond? What other Government-funded Education Savings opportunities are available? … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

The new one-on-one component at the Pickering Welcome Centre’s “Meet the Recruiter” event was a big success! Attendees participated in a“Warm Networking and Calling Card” workshop and spent five minutes with each of the six mentors discussing a particular topic. Mentors offered on the spot résumé critiques, social media tips and interview scenarios. Take a … Continue reading

Tourism on the Rise

The tourism sector accounts for almost one-tenth of all jobs in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, tourism accounted for about 1.8 million jobs in Canada in 2015, up 2.6% from 2014. Did you know that younger workers hold 1/3 of employee jobs in tourism and 1/4 of tourism sector jobs are held by immigrant workers? … Continue reading

Express Entry Made Easy

Changes to Express Entry took place in November 2016. To ensure a fair and responsive immigration system, the Government is making continuous improvements that address emerging needs. The Express Entry system is intended for highly skilled newcomers who are able to quickly contribute to Canada’s society and economy. Internationally Trained Skilled Newcomers also help strengthen … Continue reading

Celebrating Five Years

The Durham Welcome Centres are celebrating 5 years of servicing the newcomer community. As the newcomer population continues to grow in the Durham Region so does the use of the Welcome Centres. Due to the broad network of service providers affiliated with the Welcome Centres, services are being accessed directly from the Centres and across … Continue reading

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Received $197,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for The Mentoring Partnership Program On Friday, September 30th, local MPP Lorne Coe stopped by the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s (DRUHC) 33rd AGM. One of the highlights of the meeting was officially announcing how a three-year, $197,900 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium … Continue reading

The Need For Newcomers

The demographic change in Canada’s aging population threatens to limit economic growth in Canada. Underutilized workers including persons with disabilities, women, youth, and older workers are all potential solutions to the looming demographic crisis. Another factor affecting the labour market is the shift into the Knowledge Economy. Most positions are now expected to require some … Continue reading

A New Welcome Centre Manager for Pickering

Pam DeWilde is the new Pickering Welcome Centre Manager!     Pam DeWilde first became involved with supporting newcomers to Durham Region through her involvement with the Inter-Church Immigrant Support Group. At that time she also contributed to the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council as the Faith and Cultural Representative. After working as an … Continue reading

Diversity in Durham

Gradually, the Durham Region is becoming more culturally and ethnically diverse. In 2011, the Durham Region immigrant population was 21.3% – it is on the rise. Welcome Centre Immigrant Services helps newcomers ease the transition to Canada, offering one-stop settlement services to help support and guide immigrants in Durham and York regions. The Ajax and … Continue reading

The Mentoring Partnership – FAQs

Have you heard of The Mentoring Partnership for Newcomers? The Mentoring Partnership brings together newcomers and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Skilled immigrants entering the program have the education, experience, and language skills they need to succeed in the labour market. They need local insights and access to professional networks that only a one-to-one … Continue reading