There are many resources available in Durham Region to help you find a job.

Work eligibility

Before you get started, find out if you are able to work in Canada. Make sure that you have all the necessary documentation you need.

Education and credentials

You can have your English skills assessed, learn about becoming accredited in your field, or look for further education opportunities.

Finding a job

There are many places you can look for jobs. These include online, in newspapers and magazines, or in-person and at job fairs.

Employment Ontario (EO)

Employment Ontario Service Providers are local organization who can help you find work. They can help you with your resume, interview preparation and can even help you with tools and equipment you might need to start your new job.

Local EO agencies in Durham include:

If you speak French, the Durham French Employment Centre can connect you with employers recruiting bilingual candidates in Durham Region.

One of the most common ways to find a job is to search online.

Some good general job sites include:

Get started with the following resources:

Your local library can help you with online job searches.


You can also find job listings in national and local newspapers. They are often listed in the "classifieds" section.


Trade magazines
You can browse trade magazines specific to your career. You can find these at bookstores and some supermarkets. Trade magazines provide useful job search advice, listings, event notices and recent news. You can also read trade magazines in libraries.
Job fairs

Job fairs connect you with employers who are hiring.

The Oshawa Job Fair occurs three times per year, and is a great resource for those seeking work.

Accessible work places

Learn about accessible work places and job accommodations in Durham Region.

If you are differently abled or have accessibility restrictions, see if META Vocational can help you.

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