Whether you have already arrived in Durham or you are just thinking about moving here, finding a job in your field will probably be your top priority. 

Across Canada traditional manufacturing continues to decline but is being replaced by greater use of advanced manufacturing and technology and new industries related to bio-technology, renewable energy and new agricultural methods.

New construction, especially residential housing, and expansion of Ontario Power Generation capacity and development related to the expansion of the 407 highway east through Durham Region are expected to drive the local economy over the next decade.

The Durham Workforce Authority is a public agency that studies the local labour market (employment). A priority that they have identified for Durham Region is the attraction and retention of skilled and professionally trained immigrants to meet the future needs of local business and industry.

There are many supports in place to help you work and find jobs in Canada. It is important that you know your rights as a worker in Ontario. 

Durham Region is committed to ensuring that there are safe workplaces are accessible workplaces for everyone.

Ontario has a set minimum wage for jobs. This ensures that everyone is getting fair pay for their work.

Find out about work permits and visas to make sure that you are eligible to work in Canada.

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