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Newcomers

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Path to Newcomers Success

The Welcome Centre has a new program to help newcomers find employment. Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) is an employment program for newcomers including refugees, refugee claimants, and permanent residents who are unemployed and eligible to work in Canada. PNS will help participants prepare for the workplace and find employment through language and pre-employment training. … Continue reading

Tax Clinic for Newcomers

The Durham Welcome Centres are offering free tax clinics for newcomers from February 21 to April 30, 2018. The Region of Durham, Social Services is encouraging all residents to file their income tax to take advantage of under-accessed benefits and tax credits. Newcomers who arrived in 2017 are required to file an income tax return … Continue reading

New Program for Newcomers

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI); we are building on our services to newcomers with the introduction of Path to Newcomers Success (PNS). PNS is geared to refugees, refugee claimants, and other vulnerable newcomers with low level English language skills. Working in partnership with the Durham District School Board’s Continuing … Continue reading

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