Study identifies “impressive” career service models | Ontario to launch basic income pilot project | How language impacts immigrants

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CERIC | 04/25/2017

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Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment

Within three years, the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) – a public-private group aimed at promoting Toronto’s long-term competitiveness – is promising to create 10,000 new work-integrated learning experiences for students.

via theglobeandmail

[Sponsored Content] Do you know everything you need to best serve Persons with Disabilities?

Organized by The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) and ONESTEP, the Return on Inclusion (ROI) Conference is a unique opportunity for focused learning and sharing of best practices in working with and employing persons with disabilities. The event is designed for both employers and service providers to raise their knowledge base and comfort in working with persons with disabilities. There will be 3 keynote speakers including Spencer West, Stephane Grenier over and the Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sports and Persons with Disabilities, as well as over 45 sessions, and an international panel. The 2017 Annual Conference will take place in Niagara Falls, May 30-June 1. To learn more and register, please visit

via CASEconference

Ontario to launch basic income pilot project in 3 regions

In order to qualify, a single person would need to make less than $34,000 and a couple would need to make less than $48,000, a spokesperson for Ontario's minister of community and social services said. The pilot is open to people aged 18 to 64.

via hrreporter

New CERIC study identifies “impressive” post-secondary career service models

A new national CERIC study has identified seven publicly funded Canadian universities and colleges with the most “impressive” models of career services. The Insight into Canadian Post-Secondary Career Service Models report characterizes institutions that have an impressive model of career service delivery as those that: evaluate services regularly, measure outcomes, are proactive in delivery, and collaborate extensively with campus stakeholders.

via ceric

Case Study: How Language Impacts New Immigrant Outcomes

The issue of language and pronunciation directly impacts career outcomes for new immigrants. Studies by Statistics Canada show that employment rates of immigrants have improved with their ability to speak English. In fact, language proficiency revealed the most significant impact on their ability to secure employment in a high-skilled job or in their desired field.

via careerprocanada

The water is never still – a metaphor for labour market information

When I entered the field of career development 25 years ago, I sensed a strange disconnect between career development and LMI in the field that confused me.

via contactpoint

Building a Student Staff Helps Maximize Resources

Rutgers University Career Services supports students in the process of discovering and achieving their career goals. It is committed to ensuring each student who works for UCS gains technical skills; experiences interpersonal growth; and has real, tangible examples of problems they have helped to solve.

via naceweb

Seven Tips for Thriving in the Gig Economy

The gig economy is popular because it allows for flexibility and nimbleness for employer/client and employee/contractor. But it’s also eroding the essential role that companies and big public and non-profit organizations play as community builders by providing long term stable employment, benefits and the dignity of consistent work.

via thepotentiality

Freedom 85? Baby boomers working longer, redefining retirement

Statistics Canada says by 2030, the year in which the youngest baby boomers will reach 65, close to one in four people in Canada will be that age or older. That compares to 15.3 per cent in 2013. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick share the honour of having the oldest populations in the country. And the dramatic greying of their citizenry could spell trouble for Maritime economies.

via cbc

How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer

Congratulations! You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other perks? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you?

via hbr

New tradespeople needed to avert shortage, Alberta apprenticeship board chair says

Last year, about 13,000 new apprentices registered to learn a trade, down sharply from the 17,200 who joined the program in 2015, j’Amey Holroyd says. Statistics from the apprenticeship and industry training website show this was the lowest number since the board started collecting information in the current form in 2005.

via edmontonjournal

Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees

The technology industry is now trying to figure out a way to attack its cultural and demographic homogeneity issues. One simple initiative is to begin to recruit talent from people outside of its preferred networks.

via fastcompany


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[Free Webinar] Syrian Refugees: Understanding the Depth of Highly Skilled Talent (Magnet/YMCA) / April 27, 2017

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[Conference] Amplify – Ontario’s Employment Sector Leadership Summit (First Work) / May 8, 2017 / Toronto, ON

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[Call for Proposals] Ontario Association of Continuing Education of School Board Administrators (CESBA) 2017 Conference Call for proposals / May 26, 2017

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Counsellor (Parkland College) / Kamsack, SK

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Job Placement Specialist (vpi inc) / Vaughan, ON

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Executive Director (PREP Society) / Powell River, BC

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[Report] Workforce 2025: The Future of the World of Work (Randstad)

The world of work has changed. Successful organizations know something others don’t: slow, steady and consistent no longer win the race. Competitive businesses today are fast, flexible and – most importantly - agile.

via contactpoint

[Webinar Recording] Canadian Millennials Social Values Study Webinar Series – Episode 1, 2 & 3 (Environics Institute/The Counselling Foundation of Canada)

The Environics Institute for Survey Research has recently revealed the findings of its social values study. The findings offer a bold portrait of Canada’s Millennials that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently are applied to today’s young adults.

via contactpoint

[Website] StatCan Blog: A new way to track the job market! (Statistics Canada)

Keeping track of Canada’s employment numbers is pretty much a full-time job. But it’s one that is about to get easier thanks to a new tracking tool.

via contactpoint

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