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Vaccines, warm weather and an economic boom: Why we...

Summer is just around the corner. It will be a time to remain vigilant against our unwelcome COVID-19 guest. But we will also know that...

How to display true empathy in the workplace

Effective communication is more than just speaking and listening. It is the ability to understand other people’s words and their unspoken...

These are Mediacorp Canada’s top diversity...

Diversity is more than making sure everyone feels welcome in the workplace. It’s also about a seat at the table. By Diane Jermyn* - March,...

Nursing job vacancies are soaring across Canada

Tens of thousands of nursing jobs remain unfilled across the country as hospitals scramble to find workers amid a pandemic. By Tamsin...

Canada sees sharp job losses, spiking unemployment...

Canada’s job market suffered a major setback in January as the second wave of COVID-19 dealt uneven blows to the economy. By Matt Lundy* -...

Popular Posts

Canadians change careers, return to school as COVID-19 rages on

When COVID-19 swept across Canada last year, Andre Mazerolle’s 25-year career in marketing ground to a halt as he was laid off from his job. By Tara...
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Ontario

Vaccines, warm weather and an economic boom: Why we could be in for a truly wonderful summer

Summer is just around the corner. It will be a time to remain vigilant against our unwelcome...

Job growth set to slow – or even decline – as second wave weighs on labour market

The Canadian labour market is poised to see a significant slowdown in hiring and the possibility...

Ontario to make alcohol takeout and delivery permanent

The proposed Main Street Recovery Act would let bars and restaurants continue to sell alcohol with...

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

Canadians change careers, return to school as COVID-19 rages on

When COVID-19 swept across Canada last year, Andre Mazerolle’s 25-year career in marketing ground to a halt as he was laid off from his job. By Tara Deschamps* - January, 2021 Gutted, the Oshawa,...

Many pandemic-weary employees showing signs of burnout, mental health providers warn

As the new work year begins, and with much of Canada in lockdown again, pandemic-weary employees are showing signs of burnout, mental health providers say. By Virginia Galt* - January, 2021 “It has...

Helping Canadians develop the skills they need to find good jobs

Whether in industries shifting services online or small businesses navigating public health guidance, workers across the country have been facing new challenges since the beginning of the global...

New study shows damaging mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The number of Canadians having suicidal thoughts has quadrupled during the pandemic, according to a new survey, raising concerns about the toll the outbreak is having on mental health. By Oliver...

The impact of COVID-19 on the local labour market in our region

There is no denying that COVID-19 has taken its toll on everyone across the globe. By Frank O’Hearn and Maureen Keeler* - Eastern Workforce Innovation Board - September, 2020 During the months of...

The aging workforce: Sustaining motivation and engagement amid COVID-19

July 23, 2020 - By Jennifer Luke and Roberta Neault* The world has changed significantly in the early months of 2020 and older workers are now in a population considered most vulnerable to the...

Women's participation in labour force reaches lowest level in 3 decades due to COVID-19

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

Media & Videos

Title: Literacy and Essential Skills Outreach Length: 4:25 Summary: Eastern Workforce Innovation Board, formerly 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, co-ordinated a multi-media...

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...

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...

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...

Business News Articles

How to display true empathy in the workplace

Effective communication is more than just speaking and listening. It is the ability to understand...

These are Mediacorp Canada’s top diversity...

Diversity is more than making sure everyone feels welcome in the workplace. It’s also about a seat...

Top COVID-19 employment questions in 2020

From layoffs to back-to-work policy, these were the top employment questions of the year. You can...

Career change during a pandemic could be...

“Starting something new or developing a new business on your own time can be a way of feeling like...

Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2021 stand out for...

In this age of COVID-19, Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2021 stand out for their resilience. By Diane...

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...

Technology

Automakers use solar panels to boost electric range, aiming to replace charging stations altogether

After decades of promise, solar-powered vehicles are set to contend for auto buyers, as advances...

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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