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Spring is Here!


The Spring season offers a good opportunity to stretch beyond your comfort zone...


This may mean attending a workshop, scheduling an appointment with an Employment Counsellor or attending a networking event.


It's Time to Grow!

Youth Job Link

Youth Job Link is designed for youth aged 15-29 years that could benefit from extra help to plan their careers and transition into the labour market. 



The program will offer year round support to help youth gain career management skills, gain exposure to career exploration activities and receive assistance in finding employment including, summer, part-time and full-time employment.


It is expected the majority of youth will use the service in the summer. Contact us to learn more!


35,000 Jobs at StatsCan


You can make a lasting contribution that has an impact on Canada and its citizens.



Statistics Canada is hiring for the 2016 Census - they are staffing 35,000 jobs across Canada for a variety of supervisory and non-supervisory jobs between March and July 2016.


The positions require work in neighbourhoods and communities in rural, urban and remote areas in Canada with a rate of pay starting at $16.31/hour.


Applicants must be 18 years or older, eligible to work in Canada, and able to commit to at least 20 hrs/week, as needed.


Candidates should be computer literate and have access to a home computer with Internet capability.


A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle may be required in certain areas.


Take a look at the details of the Census jobs across Canada
before applying.


Click to apply online.


Good luck!


YJC Summer

Youth Job Connection Summer (YJCS) is a program for youth between the ages of 15-18.



Obtain summer or part-time employment during the high school years - Youth Job Link is designed for youth facing challenging life circumstances and needing support transitioning from school to work. 


The program will offer up to 20 hours of paid pre-employment training, job placements up to 8 weeks during the summer and up to 10 hours per week during the school year. The program offers incentives to employers. Contact us!

Youth who have left school and are experiencing significant, multiple or complex barriers to employment will benefit from Youth Job Connection, launched October 2015; offering year-round 60- 90 hours of paid pre-employment services, job matching, and mentoring support.


Home Depot is Hiring

Home Depot recently hosted a series of Job Fairs, including in the Durham Region.



If you missed the Job Fairs, take a look at some of the Home Depot positions that are available in the Durham Region:


Sales Associate


Tool Rental Sales Associate


Sales Associate, Lumber


Sales Associate, Paint


Sales Associate, Flooring


Sales Associate, Hardware


Sales Associate, Kitchen & Bath


Merchandising Supervisor


Overnight Merchandising


Need help with your résumé? Contact us.


Canada-Ontario Job Grant

EMPLOYERS Can Access up to $10,000 per person or 2/3 of the Cost of Developing the Skills and Knowledge of Their Employees!



View the Canada-Ontario Job Grant video.



If there is a need within your company for additional training to meet the skill needs of your business but you have been putting it off due to the cost of training, the Canada Ontario Job Grant might be the program your company needs to remain competitive.


Let one of our Employment Specialists call or visit your company to provide more information or assist you with the application.


Contact Michelle Campbell for information.


Gowns for Girls


For young students, prom is just around the corner... but proms can be expensive.



A dress alone can cost upwards of $500. For many people, the costs associated with attending a prom is out of reach.


To help alleviate the financial burden for young girls, the "Gowns for Girls" event was initiated by Constable Joylene MacNeil in 2014, a youth officer in Oshawa.


Joylene states that the "program helps to build confidence both inside and out.."


More than 1,000 dresses were donated last year.


Gowns for Girls is still in need of dresses, shoes, hairstylist services, make up and costume jewelry.


Email Gowns for Girls to learn how to donate.


Gowns for Girls takes place from April 27-28 at the Bobby Orr Public School, 7 Waterloo Street, Oshawa from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Click for more information.

Mentor - 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 professional connection with a mentor can offer.


Are you an experienced professional with work experience in Canada, or do you know someone who would be a suitable candidate interested in the rewards associated with becoming a mentor and in assisting a newcomer to learn how to succeed as a professional in Canada?


Read through some Frequently Asked Questions to find out if becoming a Mentor is right for you.


To learn about more of how the Mentorship program can help you as a newcomer professional register to attend an information session in Pickering.


Click to view the upcoming schedule.


Job Opportunities

- Warehouseperson

- International Finance Clerk

- Order Selector

- Cash Manager

- Animal Shelter Attendant

- Customer Experience Rep

- Pricing Analyst

- Production Quality Control

- Outage Coordinator

- Electrical Resident Engineer

- Mobile Specialist

- MRM Scale Operator

- Developmental Services Worker

- Customer Service Rep

- Local Dispatcher

- Barista

- Accounts Receivable

- Keyholder



- Lawn Care Specialist

- Forklift Operator

- Assistant Manager, F& B

- Pool Installer


Summer Student

- Administrator

- Day Camp Counsellor

- Ontario Shores

- Youth Mental Health, Marketing


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.


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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 Pickering Welcome Centre locations were accessed thousands of times over the past year.


When asked which are the most common countries of origin for newcomers, Manager of the Pickering Welcome Centre location, Kathy Pittman-Feltham, indicates that the country of origin varies greatly although the numbers are higher from China and India.


Read a recent article via www.durhamregion.com - "Newcomers navigate their way through new life in Durham" to learn more.


Learn about the Welcome Centres in the Durham Region by clicking here.



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