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Skills

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Skilled Labour Shortage

What does Canada’s skilled labour shortage mean for workers and employers? A 2018 ManpowerGroup survey indicated that 41% of employers had difficulty filling jobs and that the most in-demand jobs require post-secondary training but not necessarily a university degree. The top five hardest positions to fill in Canada for the last ten years include skilled … Continue reading

Easier & Faster Route to Trades

In September 2019, the Ontario Government appointed Training and Skills Advisors to consult with Industry and Stakeholders to help make the skilled trades and apprenticeship system more user friendly. Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced that Adam Melnick and Andrew Pariser have been appointed as the new Training and Skills Advisors (TSAs) … Continue reading

Cyber Training 1st in Canada

Digital threats are a reality and training is key. Offered for the first time in Canada, Durham College, Town of Ajax, EC-Council and siberX partnered to offer a Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA) program. The course provides the best practices to detect, respond, and defeat focused threats which helps improve the organizational security posture. Click … Continue reading

Skilled Labour Migration

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)*, Canada has the largest numbers and the most elaborate and longest-standing skilled labour migration system of the 36 countries that comprise the OECD. As a result of many decades of managed labour migration, more than one in five people in Canada is foreign-born, one of … Continue reading

Cyber Security Jobs In Demand

Cyber Security roles have never been more in demand! Data breaches are becoming more common and can cost an average of $3.62 million according to a 2017 report. For any sized company data breaches are an imminent threat and very expensive, including the cost of loss of credibility. It is no wonder that the need … 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

Survey Says Skills Training

A recent HSBC survey found that investing in training has become an important focus for Canadian businesses. Outlined in the report, Navigator: Made for the Future, are the results of a study that surveyed twenty-five hundred business leaders in various countries. Two hundred of the decision makers were from Canada. Almost half of the Canadian … Continue reading

Tech and Innovation in the Durham Region

Durham Region is home to a growing and thriving tech sector! On June 6, Durham College’s (DC) AI Hub held the Enable AI Summit, the first of its kind in Durham. In October, DC will host Global CyberLympics. It’s a big deal! Teams from all over the world will participate in an online cyber security … Continue reading

GM and Unifor Investment

In early May, Unifor and GM announced a $170M investment that will save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs at GM’s Oshawa Plant. GM Canada President, Travis Hester, alongside Unifor National President, Jerry Dias, announced a “Transformation Agreement” that includes financial support for employee retraining and the launch of a Job Action Centre. Supported by … Continue reading

Demand in Trades

There is a huge demand for individuals in skilled trades – and the pay is higher than average. Earn $25-30/hour as a mason, carpenter, contractor or farmer. Learn more about trade positions that are in demand now!   Read Employment E-News – April 2019 – School is Almost Out! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca