What people who have used our services have to say:

Service Users

Employment Ontario

"Looking for a job is quite overwhelming. I am so grateful for the staff and facilities at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre."

"I was able to apply to many, many employment postings because of the confidence built into me by Stephen through the resume he helped me create, the cover letter writing skills he taught me, and the interview skills he helped me learn. I ended up getting interviews for 5 jobs. I went, nervous, but knowing that I would be able to respond to any questions I was asked. Of the three interviews, two called me with offers of employment the next day and the one I accepted called me the same day I had my interview with an offer of employment!"

"I just wanted to thank you and the Unemployment Centre for all the help that I have received. I hope you will pass this on. This was the second time that I turned to the Unemployment Centre when I was looking for a job and the second time that I have met people with positive attitudes and had positive results for gaining employment. I will certainly recommend and have already recommended the Unemployment Centre as the first stop for people looking for work."

"I am sending this note to thank you for all you done to help me acquire employment. The updated resumes and cover letters you completed for me helped me get these two part time positions. I would also like to thank Bobbi for the countless number of resumes I asked her to send for me and to Rosemarie for the number of times she assisted me while I was applying for the jobs. I will be letting others know how helpful the centre has been and will be recommending your services to those in need, again thanks for all your help and support."

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"I am very pleased to let you know that I have received confirmation to teach part-time at Niagara College… I wish to place on record your very helpful advice and guidance throughout the period I was anxiously job searching at your resource centre. Please give the good news to all the very amiable staff of the resource centre… As an immigrant yourself you are very aware and sensitive to all cultural needs/issues and hurdles that new immigrants to Canada face and you are always there to help us. Keep this up and success will always be yours."


"The DRUHC was quick in responding to my need to hire. So quick, in fact, that I was able to hire a new employee within one week of calling the Help Centre."

"The candidate screening process was very helpful. I didn't have to spend the time or money to whittle down the candidates myself. Instead, the staff at the Help Centre cut my work in half and presented me with only skilled, qualified applicants."

"The service was excellent - professional, quick and hassle-free. I'll definitely call the Help Centre when I'm hiring again."

"The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and very understanding of my hiring needs. They took the time to find out what type of candidate I was looking for, and then put me in touch with candidates who met and even exceeded my requirements. Thanks for all your help."

"Great service for new immigrants and anyone with barriers to employment to assist them in finding employment. Training incentive is extremely helpful to small businesses and has allowed us the opportunity to hire someone who is in need of a large amount of on the job training and support. The Employment Specialist always takes the time to explain the services/forms in full detail and provides ongoing follow up with the client and employer. We have been able to give someone an opportunity for employment through this program that we might not have if they did not have the support of the Durham Region Unemployed Help centre behind them."

"I have worked with the DRUHC for several years now and still have all but one of their candidates working for me. They make the whole process easy to access, without unnecessary red tape. Keep up the good work."

"The support for small business in Ontario is most helpful, from assistance in finding suitable candidates to training incentive which allows employers financially to take the necessary time to train new staff. Also, the support for people obtaining jobs within the spa industry for the first time and the financial assistance of helping them purchase tools and items required for them to begin their new career."

The testimonials quoted above are only a small sample of the letters and verbal appreciation our staff receives on a regular basis for a service that is truly client driven.

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