Durham Region Services

Diaspora Initiative

The Durham Community Information Website provides a searchable database of all the service providers in the Durham Region.

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre helps newcomers understand the difficulties associated with moving to a new country, and provide services to help new Canadians. Recent immigrants looking for work, can sign up for Job Search Workshops, a program specifically designed to help immigrants find employment in Canada. Offered free of charge, the workshop has a very high success rate of 70%.


  • The Durham Region Community Immigration Portal is a one-stop, community-based immigration web portal, designed to welcome, support, attract and retain skilled newcomers, newcomer entrepreneurs, businesses and other new Canadians to our Region.
  • Community Development Council Durham is a non-profit organization offering a wide range of services to help immigrants feel settled in their new communities, including counselling, language services, information and referral in the areas of immigration, housing and education, and many more. Services are offered in over 10 different languages.
  • Women's Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC) offers free and confidential services to all women. It provides individual counselling, group counselling, support groups for abused women, and public education on a variety of issues.
  • Newcomers Clubs The purpose of these organizations is to welcome newcomers to the community. There are clubs in Ajax, Newcastle, Oshawa, Pickering, and Whitby.