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Human Skills Needed

Traditionally described as soft skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking and communication are becoming increasingly important skills for the new work world. The Business Council of Canada conducted a survey of major employers in Canada. The survey indicates that although there are gaps in technical areas, hiring managers are primarily interested in candidates with strong soft … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

The new one-on-one component at the Pickering Welcome Centre’s “Meet the Recruiter” event was a big success! Attendees participated in a“Warm Networking and Calling Card” workshop and spent five minutes with each of the six mentors discussing a particular topic. Mentors offered on the spot résumé critiques, social media tips and interview scenarios. Take a … Continue reading

Innovative Co-op Students

Employers are always looking for ways to drive business innovation. According to a recent Globe and Mail article, carefully managed projects to hire resourceful, innovative and tech-savvy co-op students can catalyze innovation in business. Recently, five students were paired with five CIBC Mellon employees in an incubator space. Their mandate was to identify business opportunities … Continue reading

Best Job Prospects

If you live in Ontario and you are you looking for a career with strong employment prospects, you may want to consider the field of nursing. An analytical report released by Emsi identified the top job trends in the province. At the top of the expected job gains are positions in the field of health. … Continue reading

Fast Growing Tech Sector

Toronto is the fastest growing North American talent tech market according to a new report released by a commercial real estate and investment firm in Los Angeles – CBRE. The ability to attract and grow talent tech talent was ranked amongst fifty US and Canadian city markets. This year, Toronto moved to 6th place from … Continue reading

Sears Canada Closing

After years of declining sales, Sears Canada Inc announced a plan to restructure – stores will be closed and many positions will be cut. The Canadian company, with 225 stores, will close approximately 59 of their retail locations. Of 17,000 workers it is anticipated that 2,900 will lose their jobs. We have information about the … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

Are you a newcomer looking for employment in Canada? Do you want to know what employers are looking for? The Pickering Welcome Centre “Meet the Recruiter” event is back by popular demand – this time with an interactive, “speed mentoring” component. Financial and Customer Service Sector Reps will be on-site to share key job search … Continue reading

Valuable Feedback

The Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is working to help you plan your future. The latest feedback from college students, graduates and their employers can help future college students decide if college is the right choice and, if so, which program. The data offers insight not only to potential college students but … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Raise

Last month, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the provincial minimum wage will increase to $15/hour by January 1, 2019. The change to the minimum wage will be phased in over an 18 month, rising to $14/hour by January 1, 2018. Wynne states, “People are working longer, jobs are less secure, benefits are harder to come … Continue reading

A Living Wage

Anti-poverty agencies are putting Living Wage theories to the test. Mission Services of London, Ontario recently announced that all of its employees will earn at least a Living Wage of $15.53/hr. Part-time Sales Associate, Carol Keep, indicates that receiving an extra $4 an hour has made a huge difference in her life – it means … Continue reading