Canada Employment

A New Era For Job Seekers And Recruiters

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

The digital era continues to revolutionize the employment industry. With human resources, the transformation is particularly noticeable in the areas of attracting and retaining expert talent. To remain competitive, companies have no choice but to follow suit and do their best to create enticing environments for existing or desired employees.

Immigrants Are The Solution To Canada's Labour Shortage

Dan Kelly | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

Economic immigration has always been the lifeblood of Canada's economic success and has played a key role in the building of our great nation. While our immigration system has many goals, employers have a priority to ensure that immigrants of all skill levels are able to come to Canada for jobs where they struggle to find Canadians to fill them.

I Was Laid Off After My Maternity Leave

Melanie Braga | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

As I was preparing myself for my maternity leave, all I could focus on was bringing this new life into the world. I did not want to think about all the changes that were happening at my workplace and did not want to overthink the changes happening in my workplace. Why would I invest that extra energy elsewhere when I needed it for my baby? Besides I was going on maternity leave so I had to come back, right? Well, not quite.

Why We Volunteer (And How You Can Too)

Natalie Karneef | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
Natalie Karneef

It's not surprising that young people are Canada's most active volunteers, representing about 66 per cent of those who give their time for a cause. Time is, after all, on their side. But our country's volunteering numbers might surprise you. In 2013, 4 out of 10 Canadians volunteered, putting in 1,957,000,000 total hours. This week, National Volunteer Week, we celebrate them, while also asking: How do they do it?

The TPP May Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

Salman Sakir | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Unemployment and income inequality are issues that are plaguing both countries; so, policies to ameliorate rather than exacerbate them need to be considered. Further research need to be conducted to understand the impact of the TPP on Canada and the U.S. before the trade agreement goes into effect.

What Newcomers Need To Know About Entering Canada's Workforce

Christine Shisler | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

Employment opportunities for newcomers to Canada are as diverse as the Canadian landscape. Manufacturing, natural resources, government (or public service), financial, telecommunications and professional designations are just a few of the employment sectors to choose from.

Canada's Highest-Paying Jobs For People Who Hate Math

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business

Who knew police detectives make more than lawyers?

Change Is In The Air

David Suzuki | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

When Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in June 1914, no one thought, "Uh-oh, World War I is starting..." We only recognize the significance of events in the context of history. I recently had a day like any other except it made me wonder if we're on the verge of historical change.

Art Empowers Marginalized Youth To Dream Big

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Some 30,000 young Canadians ages 16 to 24 are homeless at any given time. If you're young and also dealing with abuse, addiction, a broken family or mental illness, finding your way is an immensely tough trek. Art is an accessible way to confront those seemingly impossible challenges.

Studying Abroad Is Good For Students And For Canada

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Across Canada hopeful high school students are already camping under their mailboxes, waiting for college and university acceptance letters. Something all these young Canadians and their parents can consider, as they make their final decisions: what opportunities does my future school offer to study abroad?

A Social Media Guide For Moms Returning To Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Getting back into the workforce after spending time at home with kids has always been a challenge. But today, with the proliferation of social media, it can be an additional hurdle to turn what have been your personal musings and reflections on life into a professional online profile as you hunt for that perfect job.

February Is One Of The Hottest Months For Finding A New Job

Peter Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

When looking for a new job, timing can be everything. February has more job openings becoming available and fewer applications for them than January. From now through the spring could be the right time to make your move.

Proving Your Value Can Land You The Job Offer

Rick Gillis | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Business
Rick Gillis

I sometimes tell a story in my presentation about a sales guy who persisted over several months to get an appointment with a corporate buyer. Regardless of how hard he tried he could not get this woman to make the time to see him. She was a "Master of the Universe" in the cosmetics industry based in New York City.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

Productivity Hacks To Take The Stress Out Of 2016

Adriana Girdler | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Adriana Girdler

It's almost time for New Year's resolutions! It's when we engrave our new promised outlooks into our notebooks and minds -- determined to better ourselves in some small manner -- whether it's fitness, health, or even taking the stress out of our work life.

17 Skills Employees Need Today -- And Tomorrow

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

By tracking and responding to relevant trends, you can ensure you have the training you need, today and tomorrow, to maintain your competitive edge and to stretch yourself, limbering up, as you start the next chapter of your career.

Yes, There Is A Hiring Season

Rick Gillis | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business
Rick Gillis

Hiring seasons might seem like myths, but they exist. Understanding when managers at companies will likely have open job positions can be crucial for everyone looking for careers

The Skills Most Likely To Land You A Job In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Digital literacy is becoming essential for most jobs. Keeping up with the trends and technologies of how people communicate and share information is also essential for career success. Once upon a time, reading and writing were considered the basic skills for most jobs. Digital literacy has become the new literacy.

Canada's Youth Need More And Better Opportunities

Rossann Williams | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Rossann Williams

Young people represent a vital and untapped resource for Canadian business, but many employers don't have clear strategies to recruit, train and retain them.

All Workers Deserve Equal Access To Paid Sick Days

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Sandeep Prasad

Millions of workers across Ontario lack access to paid sick days and job protection. For many, taking a sick day is simply not an option. This gap in access to an important protection disproportionately affects people in low-wage jobs and precarious work, a sure signal about the unfairness of employment standards.

A G20 Leader Who Walks The Talk

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics
G(irls)20

As soon as Trudeau walks in, everyone, and I mean everyone including CEOs, politicians and senior level bureaucrats from around the world move in his direction. They want to shake the hand of, and take a selfie with, the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada.

6 Ways To Promote Yourself Without Bragging Or Being A Jerk

Rick Gillis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business
Rick Gillis

In today's intensely competitive, hyper-social work world, self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It's a career survival skill. Employers must know your real value. Otherwise you'll frequently find yourself on the losing end professionally.

Millennials Don't Heart Your Company's Basic Technology

Dave Borrelli | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

Technology is not a nice-to-have for the millennial generation; it's a deal breaker. And considering that by 2030 75 per cent of the workforce will be millennials, it's something to take seriously. Millennials' technology expectations, coupled by their social media, mobile computing and app usage, are spreading into the workplace.

The Canadian Left Must Engage The New Chinese Working Class

Justin Kong | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Justin Kong

With the defeat of the New Democratic Party last month, it's clear that the Canadian left must adjust their strategy. Part of this new strategy needs to support the development of progressive, grassroots immigrant power to counter the presence of more conservative and moderate elements within these communities.

Hiring A Veteran Will Be The Best Business Decision You Make

Jessica Glazer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

Some military vets have seen more in their lifetime then we ever will. To the university grad, the buzzwords teamwork, leadership, loyalty and attention to detail are just that -- buzz words. To the military vet, it's what defines them.