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Labour Market

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State of Inclusion

In December, TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant and Employment Council) released a report on the current state of immigrant inclusion in the GTA labour market. Is it different compared to 15 years ago? Are there equal opportunities for newcomer women? While there has been progress in some areas, others still need significant change. Read the State … Continue reading

Retailers Closing Shop

An unusually large wave of retail store closures are happening in Canada. By the end of February, Town Shoes, Jean Machine and twenty-seven Lowe’s and Rona retail locations will close. According to the Senior Business Editor for Huffpost Canada, the rise of on-line retail is only part of the reason why retail locations are failing. … Continue reading

AI Opportunities

Careers in Artificial Intelligence offer opportunities for those new to the workforce and for those looking to transition to another career. Although studying in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the most obvious route to a career in AI, it is not the only one. Those in STEM may help create and develop the … Continue reading

Bill 47 – Repeal Bill 148

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) passed. Bill 47 repeals or rewrites parts of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) introduced by the previous Ontario Liberal government. Bill 47 will be in effect on January 1, 2019. Due to Bill 47, the minimum wage will remain … Continue reading

Path to Newcomers Success

In November 2018, the third group of Path to Newcomers Success (PNS) program participants graduated successfully. The PNS program has really made a difference for those who have participated. Half of the program participants have secured employment and staff continue to provide employment support for those seeking work. The Path to Newcomers Success program is … Continue reading

Need a Second Career?

If you are affected by the GM closure or have been laid off from your position, Second Career may be an option. Through Second Career, eligible individuals who have been laid off may benefit from re-training or refreshing skills to improve employment opportunities. Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and: – Explore … Continue reading

Technology Trends 2019

Advancing technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to be a major trend in the future of business. In order to support the growing trend, a skilled labour force is needed. Knowing business trends can help you determine a career path. Click to view the top technology … Continue reading

Gig Economy

The gig economy is growing rapidly. It is predicted that by 2020, 40% of workers will be part of the gig economy.  What is the gig economy? It’s basically a free market system where employers hire independent contractors for temporary or contract positions rather than hiring employees. Learn how the growing gig economy is changing … Continue reading

GM Closure – 2500+ jobs lost

It’s the end of an era for General Motors in Oshawa. A restructuring plan to focus on electric and autonomous vehicle programs has prompted the closure of the GM plant in Oshawa – currently employing more than 2500 people. It is a huge disapointment for residents in the community. Oshawa has had a long history … Continue reading

It Pays to Hire Youth!

The New Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) helps small to medium size businesses (SMEs) hire and retain youth! SMEs may be eligible for the following: $1,000-$2,000 hiring and retaining a young person (15 to 29 years old) Financial incentives for hiring a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through the Youth Job Connection … Continue reading

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