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The Durham Region Unemployed Help has reason to celebrate!


We are grateful to all of our service users that voted us Reader's Choice winners for Best Employment Agency. As always, our goal is to help you meet your career objectives.


This month, we celebrate a big milestone - the Durham Welcome Centres are celebrating five years of servicing newcomers!


Take a look at the "Celebrating Five Years" article for information about upcoming open house celebrations at the Pickering and Ajax locations.


Reader's Choice Winners

We are 2016 Reader's Choice Winners again!



Both of our Durham Region locations were awarded in the Best Employment Agency category, including a Diamond Award in Pickering and a Platinum Award in Oshawa.


Come in and learn how we help thousands of people, each year, reach their employment goals!


Schedule an appointment with an Employment Counsellor and share in our success!










Four Growing Sectors


An economic report, recently released by Scotia Bank, identifies the sectors that are leading job growth in Canada.



The report indicates that Canada's economy has been sluggish since the recession, experiencing only a 1.1% annual growth since 2009.


Small businesses (less than 100 employees) have prevented further economic decline for Canada.


Between 2010-2015, small businesses have created 500,000+ new jobs and averaged a 1.4 % annual payroll increase.


Four sectors are driving this growth including construction, real estate, accommodation and food services, and professional services sectors.


Learn more. Read the article in Global News.


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 form of post-secondary education/training.


Employers are experiencing difficulty finding individuals with the specialized skills and talent required to help grow their businesses and to remain competitive in a global economy.


Hear Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone speak about how the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre services newcomers and the need for newcomers in the shifting labour market.


A recently released report from the Advisory Council on Economic Growth suggests that "Canada should scale top talent immigration and create conditions for successful economic integration."


Read the report here.


The Mentoring Partnership


The Mentoring Partnership (TMP) brings together newcomers and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships.



TRIEC’s The Mentoring Partnership has made over 12,000 mentoring matches.


TMP is pleased to report that 75% of mentees are employed in their field within 12 months after participating in the program.


And a new trend is being noticed.


Former mentees who are now employed are becoming volunteer mentors.


They do so in appreciation of the encouragement and advice that they received as mentees and to give back to the newcomer community. Click here to read mentee testimonials.


Do you know a skilled newcomer who has the education, experience, and language skills they need to succeed in the labour market?


TMP will offer local insights and access to professional networks that only a one-to-one professional connection with a mentor can offer.


Contact a Mentoring Partnership Facilitator for more information or attend an Info Session at our Pickering location - Nov 9, 11am-12pm.

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 the Region.


The growing number of partners (40+) highlights how local service providers are connecting what they do with the needs of newcomers, which reflects a more inclusive and effective range of services being offered.

The Welcome Centre's work with Private Refugee Sponsorship groups have increased as the community responds to the Syrian crisis.


Populations other than Syrian are also being sponsored. There are at least 20 active sponsorship groups in Durham. At least half have received families. More are expected in the next few months.


Tours of the Durham Welcome Centres are offered to sponsorship groups before their families arrive so that they are familiar with available services. Once their families arrive, the Welcome Centres also provide support during the settlement and integration phase.


Communities have been hosting bus tours to show newcomers the local community and make them feel welcome.


Open House celebrations will take place at the Ajax and Pickering location on November 29th. Contact Ana Fabroa for information regarding afternoon events at the Pickering Welcome Centre.


Firehouse Subs Job Fair


There are several full and part-time positions available at Firehouse Subs in Whitby!



This November, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre will host a job fair for available positions which include:


1 Assistant Manager
3-4 Shift Leaders
25 Team Members


The rate of pay is $11.40 to $15/hr depending on experience + raises + room to grow.

Wednesday, November 9th
9:00am to 3:00pm
272 King Street E, Oshawa


Please arrive dressed for success with your résumé. Click to view the poster.

Youth Job Connection

Are you a youth aged 15-29? Having a hard time getting a job? Do you know someone who is? We can help.



Contact us to learn about the programs and supports in place to help you find and keep a job.


Online Safety

Do your children use the internet? As a parent, how much do you know about online safety?



Parents need to teach and guide their children about online safety, including teaching children how to use online tools and what choices they may need to make.


Take a look at some of the resources and information provided by the Regional Municipality of Durham.


Government Consultations

Until November 4th, the Government of Canada will be consulting with Canadians.



The government wants your thoughts and views on potential changes to Employment Insurance (EI) maternity/parental and caregiving benefits and the corresponding leaves under the Canada Labour Code (CLC).


Join the conversation!

Job Opportunities


Sales Support - PT


House Cleaning & Errands - PT


Team Leads


Limo Drivers


Dagmar Ski Resort Positions


General Labourer


Security Guard


Customer Service Representative


Graphic Designer & Production


Keys To Us - Team Drivers


Child Care - RECEs and ECAs




Customer Service


Customer Contact Agent


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


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SIRC Centre at UOIT


Thanks to investments from the federal and provincial governments, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has broken ground on what will be a $33.5-million state-of-the-art research facility.



On October 18th, MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by Granville Anderson, Member of Provincial Parliament for Durham.


The Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) is being constructed just north of Conlin Road and the UOIT campus.


The funding from the federal government comes from the post-secondary institutions strategic investment fund.


According to MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the SIRC building will offer access to a “cutting-edge hub” for research, health, business analytics, IT and security, networking, gaming, software, and engineering."


Read more here.



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