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Spring into action to get the job you want!


With warmer weather on the horizon it's a great time to get out and network.


If you are a student or interested in seasonal work, employers are hiring. Now is the time to look.


Take informed action by researching Labour Market Information and Job Search Trends.


Learn more in this edition of Employment E-News. Happy Spring!

Job Market Trends

Labour Market Information (LMI) can help you understand current and future Job Market Trends - in your community and in Canada.




Accurate and current Labour Market Information is critical for making good choices, in determining your career path, and researching the educational requirements associated with your chosen profession.


Following are resources that may help you learn more about Job Market Trends and Labour Market Information:


- Ontario's Labour Market


- Job Market Trends and News (via GOC)


- DRUHC Employment Resources - LMI


Free Youth Programs


There are several Employment Ontario programs available to assist youth in obtaining employment.




Through Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Connection-Summer; youth will:


Get paid while learning employment techniques that work.


Connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment.


Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment.


Connect with us for more information.


Summer Employment – Youth

If you are a student or the parent of a student, you should start thinking about summer employment now.




Need assistance in developing a targeted résumé and/or cover letter for your summer job?


Call to book an appointment.


If you know a youth who has not previously worked and would benefit from assistance with removing barriers to employment, e.g. work boots, uniform, we can help.


Learn how.


Options After Highschool


What are the options for young people after graduating high school?




Why not consider apprenticeship? It could be the start of a rewarding career in the trades.


Learn about apprenticeship and jobs in the skilled trades.


Youth Employment Strategy

The Government of Canada is committed to helping young people through the Youth Employment Strategy (YES).




The YES is designed to help youth facing barriers to employment acquire the information, skills, abilities and experience needed to successfully enter the labour market.


Visit the Youth Employment Strategy webpage.

Pickering Welcome Centre


Since 2006 the Pickering Welcome Centre has served hundreds of individuals arriving from 118 unique Countries, equaling 60.5% of the world’s 195 countries.




Canadian Auto Museum


The Canadian Automotive Museum is currently developing multi-lingual interpretation of all gallery spaces.


The project aims to make Canadian automotive history more inviting to visitors of diverse linguistic backgrounds.


Multi-lingual gallery guides will provide highlights of the museum’s gallery spaces, reaching new audiences and allowing all visitors to experience the museum’s unique collection.


Visit the Canadian Automotive Museum - a part of our local history.


Mentee to Mentor

Manish Patel is a pharmacist in the Durham Region. He was once a mentee with the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership a few years later he became a mentor. 




Pam (PWC Manager), Manish, Phoebe (TMP Coach) and Kadia (TMP Coach)


Manish mentored two mentees who came to Canada with a pharmacy background.


At TRIEC's annual Recognition Event, held January 2018, Manish was one of twenty-nine Mentors who were honoured with a “Mentee to Mentor” certificate.


Manish was unable to attend the event in Toronto and arrangements were made to present the award at the Pickering Welcome Centre. 

Over the past year DRUHC has facilitated more than 100 matches. 


Who will be the next mentee to mentor award recipient in Durham?

Major Job Losses


After two months of steady increases, employment fell by 88,000 in January.




Full-time employment was up by 49,000 while part-time employment declined by -137,000.


View the January 2018 Labour Force Survey on the Statistics Canada website.


EI Family Caregiver Benefit

As of December 3, 2017, a new Family Caregiver Benefit is available to help families care for an adult who is critically ill or injured.




The Family Caregiver Benefit will allow eligible caregivers to take up to 15 weeks off work to support or care for an adult family member.


Eligible caregivers are family members or individuals that the critically ill or injured adult considers to be like family.


Click for more information.


PyeongChang Olympics

More than 90 countries participated in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.




Countries are classified into five regional categories including Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Click to view participating countries.


Job Opportunities

- Policy Specialist

- Bookstore Purchasing Agent

- Warehouse Workers

- Automotive Production Worker

- Construction Labourer

- Scheduling Officer

- Yard Foreperson - Scrap Metal

- Communications Specialist

- Construction Labourer


Please come in to one of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre locations to view many more job postings.


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Incentive to Hire Youth



Employers that hire youth between January 1st and March 31st using E.O. services can receive a $1,000 retention incentive at 3-months and an additional $1,000 at 6-months.




Thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD), the

program is available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre.


We are accepting referrals for this program throughout March 2018. 


Call or email our office to learn how you can access these funds.









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