Skilled Trades

Four Key Areas to Watch in Canada's Labour Market

Tom Turpin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

As the country's leading staffing agency, we're able to identify trends shaping the world of work before they become official statistics. In analyzing our own data and combining it with anecdotal evidence from employers we work with, we've identified four key areas to watch as the year plays out.

Innovation Is the Key to Attracting Young Workers

Tom Turpin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

The key to closing Canada's skills gap in the future lies in young people and according to a recent Randstad study, it seems that young Canadians are getting the message. There is a wealth of opportunity for career building within the various skilled trade sectors across the country, and people are taking notice.

Canada's Economic Action Force Doesn't Help the Labour Force

Christopher Smillie | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Smillie

Missing from the plan, however, are important policy enablers for the Canadian labour force. Canada is faced with a changed economy and the labour force has to be more flexible and mobile than ever to meet the demands of employers.

Canada Should Look to the U.S. for Skilled Workers

Christopher Smillie | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Smillie

Canada is faced with finding 300,000 or so skilled workers to meet economic demand and retirements over the next 10 years. I can think of no better source country for skilled workers than the United States while we are busy training our young people and refocusing our education system

Why Some Millennials Shun Higher Education

The Huffington Post Canada | Victor Ferreira | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business

Michael Silva is a confident 24-year-old whose ambition led him to start BudgetParking Inc., a parking enforcement business that brings in more than $...