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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

Positive Space

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is a Positive Space. Positive Spaces are welcoming environments where LGBTQ+ newcomers are able to access culturally inclusive services with dignity and respect, and where service providers can work free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. LGBTQ+ newcomers are an integral, though often invisible, … Continue reading

Meet Our Staff

Our highly skilled, educated professional staff is comprised of people who are dedicated to helping you transition to employment. Find out how we can help you achieve your employment goals with FREE Government Programs for Older Workers, Youth, Newcomers and Laid-off Workers. Contact us today for more information. Read Employment E-News – October 2015 – Pursuing … Continue reading

Leveraging Programs for Career Success

CENTRE FOR SUCCESS FOR JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS In Ontario, there are many government programs designed to help you achieve your career goals. As an Employment Ontario service office with two locations in the Durham Region (Pickering and Oshawa), the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is uniquely qualified to help you… FREE of charge. Take … Continue reading