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Living the Dream in Canada?

Has the American dream moved to Canada? The United States of America has long been regarded as the land of opportunity and living the American dream has been a goal for many. Times have changed… there are more than twenty countries that now surpass the USA in terms of creating opportunity for their citizens. Canada … Continue reading

Millennial Challenges

Millennials are dealing with significant challenges in the new economy. Youth, aged 15 – 24, are facing unemployment rates of more than 12%, almost twice the unemployment rate of the general population. Of those who are employed, more than 25% are underemployed. Although enrollment in Canadian universities has more than doubled since 1980, millennials are … Continue reading

Canada’s Federal Budget 2017

The Liberals released the Federal Budget last month – the overall theme was to strengthen the middle class. The Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, indicated that the plan’s objective is to grow employment opportunities for Canadians and ensure that Canada is innovative and globally┬ácompetitive. Investments will be made in training, skills and innovation, public and green … Continue reading

No. 1 Job Skill You’ll Need

The nature of work is changing rapidly. Job loss due to automation is on the rise – millions of jobs are at risk of being displaced. American businessman, investor, author, television personality, and philanthropist, Mark Cuban, has a lot to say about the future of work. Mark Cuban claims that even in-demand positions like computer … Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Drop

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than two years to 6.6 %. In February 2017, 15,300 jobs were added to the national labour market – the gains are much greater than analyst expectations. Although surges in part-time work have been the trend in Canada, February’s employment survey indicated that most of … Continue reading

Talking Recruitment with Newcomers

The Pickering Welcome Centre hosted a successful Meet the Recruiter event for Newcomers. Representatives from the fields of Project Management, Small Business, Banking and Trades were on-site to share advice and job search tips to participants. The newcomers who attended the event were Internationally Trained Professionals with varying backgrounds. Each of the panelists were asked … Continue reading

Student Career Strategies

A new report from People for Education indicates that students in Ontario are not benefiting as they could be from Ontario’s Careers Strategy that was initiated in 2013. The report praises the program but states that it falls short in implementation due to a shortage of Guidance Counsellors. Helping students understand their interests will be … Continue reading