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Disability and Employment

Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will make employment a key focus in her efforts to craft new laws in Canada. In order to address Canada’s long history of a low employment rate among the disabled population, the minister states that it is crucial to remove barriers to accessibility in the workplace. … Continue reading

Diversity and Global Talent

Embracing diversity and inclusion in Canada may help attract the global talent that is required to remain competitive on an international scale. Business leaders in Canada often describe the pursuit to recruit highly skilled professionals as a “war for talent.” Businesses in Canada have faced challenges in attracting the talent that they need because of … Continue reading

Unemployed Youth?

Youth can gain mentorship, support, education, skills and guaranteed job opportunities by participating in free youth employment programs. A participant of Youth Job Connection stated that the program “helped form a routine and to get used to starting a work day.” Other participants have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to connect to a source of … Continue reading

Re-Thinking Automation

As automation continues to eliminate jobs in Canada, it is time to rethink skills training. Dominic Barton is the head of the government’s economic growth advisory council. At a conference with university students, administrators and educators he indicated that 40% of Canada’s existing jobs will disappear due to automation. By making some employment positions irrelevant, … Continue reading

Laid-Off and Unemployed?

Second Career could help you get back in the workforce. Get skills-training and financial support when you qualify for Second Career. Apply for up to $28,000 for costs (e.g. tuition, books, manuals, workbooks, transportation, basic living allowance and child care). Both Pickering and Oshawa locations hold a monthly Second Career Orientation workshop. View the calendar … Continue reading