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Many Job seekers and employers are unaware of the government sponsored employment programs, services and funds available.

In this tough labour market, it is highly recommended for job seekers to take advantage of FREE professional services and resources to optimize employment success.

Please take a moment to read our blog, "Leveraging Programs for Career Success", to gain insight into federally and provincially funded employment programs.


Gaining knowledge of these programs could help you, a friend or a family member secure an employment position.

Leveraging Programs

In Ontario, there are plenty of 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 a look at some of programs that could be leveraged for employment success! Find out which program is right for you. Share the information with your friends and family about the programs that can assist them in realizing their employment goals.


Learn more by clicking here.


Schedule an appointment with an Employment Counsellor to learn more.


Pickering - 905-420-4010

Oshawa - 905-579-1821


Volunteer for Pan Am!

The 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games will be the largest international multi-sport event ever held in Canada!




The opportunity to serve as a Volunteer for the Pan Am Games will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will enhance and expand your skill set.

Learn about the benefits provided to student volunteers by attending our special Pan Am Games Volunteer Opportunity Info Session!


Next session:

October 23, 9:30am - 12pm

272 King Street East, Oshawa


Bring a friend and spread the word! Register Today!


905-579-1821 or info@unemployedhelp.on.ca


Shifting Labour Market

Last month, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre held its 31st Annual General Meeting.




Guest Speaker, Kaylie Tiessen, an Economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, provided an informative and insightful  presentation on "Ontario's Shifting Labour Market and What We Can Do About It."


Kaylie generously gave permission to the Unemployed Help Centre to share her slides that outline important information on the current state of the Labour Market as well as potential solutions.

To view the first portion of her engaging presentation via video, click here.


Job Opportunities

- Greenhouse Worker

- Community Health Worker

- Client Program Development

- Office Support Staff

- Manager

- Support Desk Analyst

- Warehouse Person

- Apprentice Automotive Tech

- Sales Associate

- Early Childhood Educator

- Maintenance Operator

- Lumber Handler

- Digital Marketing Coordinator

- Plumber

- Studio Coordinator/EA

- Presentation Manager

- Machinist/Machine Fitter

- Fitter/Welder

- Carpenters/Framers

- Retail Branch Manager

- Fundraiser

- Delivery Specialist

- Vehicle Cleaner

- Director of Care

- Railway Labourer

- Senior Application Developer

- Seafood Manager

- Clinical Nurse Specialist

- Millwright

- Punch Press Operator

- Machine Shop Foreperson


Note: The Job Opportunities listed may expire throughout the month.


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

Canada Ontario Job Grant

There is a new grant available in Ontario to help employers invest in their workforce with help from the government!




The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJ-Grant) will provide direct financial assistance to small, medium and large businesses who wish to build on the skill set of their new or exisiting employees through structured training. The COJ-Grant is equally funded by the Federal and Provincial government and will;


Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.


Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind

contribution towards their share of the costs.


Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.


If you are currently working and wish to further your skills or you know an employer with a particular skills demand and feel you and the company might benefit from specific employment related skills training, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be the assistance you require to gain the required skills.

Be Ready to Vote!

It's almost time to Vote!




Are you familiar with the candidates in your riding?


Do their platforms represent your interests?


When the time comes, BE READY!


Elections take place on October 27th, 2014.


Visit your municipal website for more information.


Reader's Choice Again!

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre was, once again, voted Oshawa/Whitby This Week's 2014 Reader's Choice in the category of "Employment Agency", Diamond Level.




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


OSEB Information Session

Do You Dream of Being Your Own Boss?




The Ontario Self Employment Benefit (OSEB) will be offering an information session at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre's Oshawa location.


Tuesday, October 16, 2014

10:30am – 12:00pm

272 King Street East, Oshawa


Register Today!





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Teas, Treats & Talk

Most service users of the Pickering Welcome Centre Immigrant Services are new to the area, many new to Canada.



To assist our newcomers to gain community knowledge and increase social opportunities, the Welcome Centre is partnering with Herizon House for a casual women's only social group to provide a venue to meet new acquaintances and possibly foster new friendships.


This will be a time to discuss your ideas and suggestions for future topics at the Welcome Centre. View flyer for more information.


Thursday, October 23, 2:30-3:30pm

Pickering Welcome Centre
Unit 5 - 1400 Bayly Street, Pickering