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Preparing for the world of work in 2030

If you could see into the future, what would Canada’s employment landscape look like 10 years from now? By Yasmin Rajabi and Erin Warner*...

The aging workforce: Sustaining motivation and...

July 23, 2020 - By Jennifer Luke and Roberta Neault* The world has changed significantly in the early months of 2020 and older workers are...

Women's participation in labour force reaches...

July 16, 2020 - By Tara Deschamps* Women's participation in labour force reaches lowest level in 3 decades due to COVID-19 - The Canadian...

Work-Ready Graduates: The Role of Co-op Programs in...

Participating in co-op programs is linked to higher incomes and a higher likelihood of success in the labour market after graduation, but...

Technological Change in the Logistics Industry. The...

The following news article was introduced to us by one of our Board Members, John Holmes. John found this article to be of interest and...

Popular Posts

If You're Over 50 and Want to Change Careers, You'll Need To Do This 1 Thing Well

September 25, 2018 - By J.T. O'Donnell (inc.com) If You're Over 50 and Want to Change Careers, You'll Need To Do This 1 Thing Well. If you don't do...
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Ontario

What makes eastern Ontario the best place to live and work?

Written by Ontario East Economic Development Get the qualtity of life you want in Eastern Ontario....

What's Keeping the Next Generation from a Career in Manufacturing

Written by Ontario East Economic Development What Can Manufactures Do? Get the tips you need to...

Settlement Counsellors Need 8 Critical Competencies as Role Changes With Rising Immigration Levels

Oct 7, 2019 - by CERIC There is a pressing need for greater training of settlement counsellors –...

Shopify Inc. to add up to 500 new jobs in Waterloo over next couple of years

Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP) plans to add up to 500 jobs in Waterloo, Ont. which would triple its...

Ontarians fear job skills outdated, survey finds

By KRISTIN RUSHOWY Queen's Park Bureau - July 29, 2017 - TheStar.com Chamber of Commerce warns of...

Ontario budget 2013: Liberals to invest $295 million in jobs for youth

Ontario will invest $295 million over two years to help young people find jobs, the provincial...

Workforce

How maternity leave can hurt a woman’s career: ‘So much can change’

Written by Laura Hensley (Global News) - Sep 26, 2019 When Janet found out she was pregnant, she was petrified to tell her boss. The communications professional, who asked Global News to change her...

How To Best Answer ‘Why Did You Leave Your Previous Job?

Written by Ashira Prossack (Forbes Women) - Sep 28, 2019 One question that’s guaranteed to be asked in a job interview is some iteration of – “Why did you leave your last job?”. What the hiring...

Canada’s Best Jobs 2019: The Top 25 Jobs in Canada

May 14, 2019 - by Claire Brownell (canadianbusiness.com) Which jobs have the greatest career prospects in 2019? Here’s a list of the top employment options for right now. Choosing a career path is...

If You're Over 50 and Want to Change Careers, You'll Need To Do This 1 Thing Well

September 25, 2018 - By J.T. O'Donnell (inc.com) If You're Over 50 and Want to Change Careers, You'll Need To Do This 1 Thing Well. If you don't do this, you won't be able to convince employers to...

Mental health issues less likely to be seen as disabilities: Survey

September 25, 2018 - by hrreporter.com (hrreporter.com) Thirty per cent of working Canadians who have taken time off for a disability say it was because of a mental illness, said RBC. Despite the...

Balancing Work and Life in Transition

Sep 26, 2018 - by Kurt Heinrich (thepotentiality.com) When you transition to a new role in work or life, be it taking on a new job or becoming a parent, your daily schedule and priorities can be...

What Does A Diverse Workforce Really Look Like? You May Be Surprised!

Jul 10, 2018 - By Denise Brodey Contributor for Forbes (forbes.com) Many disabilities are invisible so you may not know that 1 in 5 people you work with have a learning difference. Plenty of studies...

Mastering the Stay-at-Home Parent Resume

Jun 8, 2018 - By Natalie MacLellan for Contact Point (contactpoint.ca) Overcoming employment gaps and lack of confidence for a successful transition back to work One of my favourite parts of the...

Want to love your job? Read this article

Jul 1, 2018 - By Ephrat Livni for Quartz (qz.com) The new dream job is none at all. A contingent of ambitious upper-middle-class types are devoting themselves single-mindedly to achieving early...

Research finds hiring disabled Canadians could boost economic growth

Feb 25, 2018 - By Michelle McQuigge for iPolitics.ca TORONTO — New research suggests that failing to make accessibility for people with disabilities a higher priority for Canadian businesses would...

Older Canadians forgoing retirement, working through golden years

Nov 29, 2017 - Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press FREDERICTON _ Canada celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017 but it was the tourism industry that got to collect the presents. Lured by the promise...

What is best practice in careers education? An outline of the evidence.

Nov 1, 2017 - Michael Healy An important pillar of the evidence base of career education practice is formed by a series of meta-analyses of career intervention studies, published over the last 30...

Business News Articles

How Budget 2018 will affect small business owners

Feb 28, 2018 - Allan Norman, CIM and CFP with Atlantis Financial Inc. in Barrie, Ont., for...

Canada’s Best Jobs: What you need to study to...

Want a job with the best pay, the most opportunity and the brightest outlook? Here’s how to plan a...

Canada 150 proved to be a big draw for tourism...

Nov 27, 2017 -Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press FREDERICTON _ Canada celebrated its 150th birthday...

Canada’s Top 25 Jobs - 2017

What makes a job one of Canada’s Best? Healthy demand for talent, a growing workforce, and a...

Canada’s Best Jobs: The Top 100 Jobs

By Canadian Business Staff; May 29, 2017 - CanadainBusiness.com This is our definitive ranking of...

Job hopping: everything employers need to know

Job hopping is on the rise. Or rather, it might be more accurate to say that job hopping continues...

Five trends that will shape the labour market...

Many factors are shaping the year ahead for businesses and their employees across Canada. Falling...

Canada's Top 50 Jobs

Source : Canadian Business . To view top 50 jobs, Click Here . The latest Canadian labour-force...

Canada’s unemployment rate falls to 6.6%, the...

StatCan indicated the national labour market added 15,300 jobs overall last month, higher than...

Technology

As the automotive industry transforms, it is critical that Ontario has a workforce capable of developing new mobility technologies

AVIN SPECIALIZED REPORTS, JANUARY 2020 "The automotive and mobility industry has been experiencing...

Technological Change in the Logistics Industry. The Future of Warehouse Work

The following news article was introduced to us by one of our Board Members, John Holmes. John...

CERIC releases new quick guide to demystify computing careers

Nov 14, 2017 - CERIS.ca Link to Download: Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective...

How technology is transforming healthcare

Technology – specifically the cloud, AI, collaboration and business optimization tools – is...

Here’s why we shouldn’t fear artificial intelligence

Management and behavioural science author Daniel Pink shares an optimistic view about the threats...

Tech-Savvy Millennials and the Need for Career Development

An overwhelming 96% of Millennials in the study define having a steady job as the primary marker...

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