(Source ILLMP Durham Region 2009)
- Mechanical engineers
- Electric power engineers and technicians
- Trained chemists
- Metallurgy graduates
- Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners
- Medical technologists and technicians
- Middle managers (agriculture)
- Automotive technicians
- Butchers, cake decorators
- Mould and asbestos detection and removal
- Pressure vessel stainless steel welders
- Sales experience, customer service
- Analytical, problem solving and diagnostic skills for advanced manufacturing
- Facilitation and teambuilding skills for managers and supervisors
- Construction trades for Darlington New Build
- Green industry occupations, including trades in construction (i.e. building retrofit)
- Nuclear plant operators
- Nuclear maintenance trades
- Water and sewage treatment technicians
- Skilled tradespersons to (replace retirees)
- More advanced training in health care (nurses etc.)
- Energy sector technicians
- Expanded training for personal support workers
- Electric power engineers
Durham College ,UOIT and TRENT University
Durham Region has the benefit of having three of the top rated post secondary institutions in Canada.
Durham College has provided high-quality, market focused programs, unique to Ontario for over 40 years. In 2008, 86.5 per cent of graduates found employment within six months of graduating. The diverse campus community still provides that small campus atmosphere and it also has an International student base from many points around the world. For more information visit the Durham College website.
UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
UOIT in 2008-2009 have more than 5,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies. International students make up more than 4% of the university’s student body. With highly acclaimed professors and a state of the art campus, UOIT makes the student experience second to none. For more information visit the UOIT website.
Trent University has a 35 year history in Oshawa and is ranked as one of the very best undergraduate university educations in Canada. It incorporates combined study programs such as full time, part time, morning, afternoon or evening classes. Success in the workplace boasts a 94.9% employment rate which exceeds the system average. The Trent International Program (TIP) has a strong history of commitment to internationalizing undergraduate education.
For more information visit the Trent University website.
Wages vary depending on the job type and responsibilities. You can use the Working in Canada Job Tool to help you find out the pay range for the occupation (job description) and level of experience you occupy. This tool also provides information on predictions and trends expected in your field and can be cross-referenced to locations across the province and/or country. For example the demand for Mining Engineers may be good in Sudbury but low in Durham. You can find the working in Canada tool on this and other pages in the Working section of the Durham Immigration Portal.
For further assistance you can consult the links in this site or contact one of the local employment service providers who will be happy to assist you.