Service Disruption - DREN Office Closure
- Thursday, January 19th 2017
The DREN Office will be closed all day January 20, 2017 and will reopen on Monday January 23, 2017 at noon.
Funding: Canada Summer Jobs
- Tuesday, January 3rd 2017
LOOKING FOR HELP THIS SUMMER? WHY NOT HIRE A STUDENT? WAGE SUBSIDIES ARE AVAILABLE...APPLY TO CANADA SUMMER JOBS!
The 2017 Canada Summer Jobs application must be submitted by January 20, 2017.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
Canada Summer Jobs:
- provides work experiences for students
- supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
- recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
By way of five national priorities, CSJ also supports the following:
- employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
- employers that hire Indigenous peoples;
- opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, Communications and Technology (ICT);
- employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
- small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.
The application form as well as the applicant guide are currently available on the Service Canada website.. You can submit your application online, by mail or in person at any Service Canada Centre.
For more information:
· Click: www.servicecanada.gc.ca/CSJ
· Call: 1-800-935-5555 (TTY: 1-800-926-9105)
· Or visit one of these Service Canada Centres in Durham:
- Service Canada Centre Midtown Mall 200 John St W C6 Oshawa 1-800-622-6232
- Service Canada Centre 274 MacKenzie Ave #200, Ajax 1-800-622-6232
Youth Job Link - Now Available in Durham Region
- Tuesday, April 12th 2016
Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.
If you need help finding employment, including full-time, summer and part-time employment, the Youth Job Link program is is available year-round.
Youth Job Link provides three categories of non-intensive employment services:
- Career exploration services to increase knowledge of career options and support career decision-making;
- Career management services to improve readiness for the labour market; and,
- Job search, readiness and matching assistance to connect youth with employers offering employment opportunities, including summer jobs.
All Employment Ontario Service providers are delivering this new program as of April 1, 2016. The Employment Ontario Service providers in Durham Region can be found here
Youth Job Connection - Durham Service Providers
- Monday, November 30th 2015
The Youth Job Connection is a government of Ontario program designed to help young people between the ages of 15-29 who face multiple or serious barriers to employment. It provides access to employability and employment skills development, along with education/training and workplace experiences. The goal is to achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers, and success in their future working lives.
Durham Service Providers Delivering Youth Job Connection
The employment service providers who will be delivering the Youth Job Connection in Durham Region are:
VPI Inc (905) 683-3529 in Ajax and Oshawa (905) 571-3301
YMCA Durham Employment Services in Pickering (905) 427-7670 and Whitby (905) 668-0044
John Howard Society in Whitby (905) 579-8482
Centre d'emploi francophone de Durham (905) 436-6989 in Oshawa
Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (905) 579-1821 in Oshawa
Durham College Community Employment Services (905) 697-4472 in Bowmanville