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Negotiating Starting Salary

Negotiating a salary can be an intimidating process for job seekers – even more so for a new graduate with little experience. Learning negotiating skills, however, can help you throughout the course of your career. Research your role, responsibilities and know your worth in the graduate jobs market. According to research from U.S. financial firm, … Continue reading

Newcomer Professional Connections

Newcomer Professional Connections provides a space for you as a newcomer to explore new ideas, find new friends and to help you with your job search in Canada. It is also a space for established professionals to share their expertise and insights. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre, 1400 Bayly Street, Unit 5 … Continue reading

Newcomers, Meet the Recruiter

Recruiters in Human Resources, Federal Government, Banking, Insurance and other sectors will be on-site to share key job search tips. Understand what employers are looking for and get one on one interview feedback. Wednesday, September 18, 1:15pm-3:30pm Pickering Welcome Centre, 1400 Bayly Street, Unit 5 View the flyer for registration and information.   Read Employment … Continue reading

Trades Shortages and Bias

According to a recent Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, women have made only marginal gains in the trades from 2008-2018. In 2008, 934,000 people in Canada were working in industrial, electrical and construction trades. Women accounted for only 34,600, or 3.7% of those positions. In 2018, the number of people working in the trades shrank … Continue reading

Workplace Accessibility

It’s time for businesses to prepare for upcoming workplace accessibility rules. Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, has been approved by the federal government. The objective of the legislation is to ensure that Canada is barrier-free by 2040. Employers are being asked to be proactive in assessing the accessibility in their workplaces. Click to read … Continue reading

Inclusive Workplace Tools

Achieving an inclusive workplace calls for a strategic, informed approach. The TRIEC learning web portal has helpful modules and pratical tools to help employers put a plan in place to build an inclusive workplace. Sign up for free! Visit http://www.trieclearning.ca.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by … Continue reading

Global Skills Strategy

The Global Skills Strategy offers Canadian employers fast and reliable access to top global talent. Eligible newcomer applicants are required to submit specific documents with their application. Learn more about the Global Skills Strategy. Ontario also aims to draw Express Entry candidates with tech experience. Read more.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – … Continue reading

Gordon Foods is Hiring!

Gordon Foods in Ajax is hiring! If you’re looking for a job in the Durham Region this is a great opportunity. Two hundred positions are available! Contact careers.ajax@gfs.com for information.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Changing Work Policies

A recent conference in Toronto – Brave New Work World – gathered experts in labour, business, education and government to discuss the changing work world and the policies required to help shape it. Unifor’s former head economist, Jim Stanford, attended the conference. According to Jim, “There’s more R & D in a dollar of GDP … Continue reading

LinkedIn for Newcomers

Newcomers, are you interested in learning how to use LinkedIn to help you with your job search? Join us on Wednesday, August 14th from 3:00pm – 4:15pm at the Ajax Welcome Centre. – Discover how to use LinkedIn to build your professional network – Learn how LinkedIn can help make your job search more effective … Continue reading