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CERIC | 05/23/2017

By putting together some of the most interesting articles on career counselling and career development each week, CareerWise aims to keep you current, enrich your work - and save you time.

Canadian universities see surge of international students

Canadian universities will welcome unprecedented numbers of international students this fall, with some institutions seeing jumps of 25 per cent or more in admissions of students from abroad, evidence that Canada is increasingly seen as a tolerant, stable destination in a world beset by political uncertainty, the schools said.

via theglobeandmail

Registration now open for Summer Skills Academy 2017 with Rich Feller

The 2017 Summer Skills Academy will feature a special one-day intensive and interactive training opportunity: Life Reimagined: Career Development for Living the “Good Life” on purpose with Rich Feller. The seminar will be held on Thursday, July 20 at the CERIC office in Toronto.

via ceric

How does working style impact hiring success among military veterans?

New CERIC-funded research will produce one of the first quantitative studies of veteran career transition and help us understand how communication style may be affecting how military candidates are hired for civilian positions. The project titled “A Question of Style – Does Working Style Impact Hiring Success Among Veterans in Canada?” is being led by Challenge Factory, a Canadian research, coaching and consulting firm, and it will deliver findings to coincide with the 2017 Invictus Games.

via ceric

Northern College opens new virtual reality training facility

Northern College’s virtual training project started in the spring of 2016, when the college was provided with $219,000 by the Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund that is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, which was used to purchase equipment and software.

via northernontariobusiness

Jobs: Hot and Not-So-Hot

Remember when everyone was freaking out because there were too many sociology graduates and not enough welders? Just for fun the other day, I decided to look at which occupations have fared best and worst in Canada over the past ten years (ok, I grant you my definition of fun may not be universal).

via highereducationstrategyassociates

Does Over-Education Lead To Decreased Life Satisfaction?

Is higher education a good investment? Do the hoped-for benefits actually outweigh the money, time, and enormous effort (intellectually and emotionally) it takes to finish a degree? A new report by Statistics Canada provides some answers for students and policymakers.

via huffingtonpost

Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work

“Feeling stuck” is often how our clients describe their situation when they are at a career crossroads, struggling to understand their boredom, burnout or sense of being plateaued. And it’s at this moment that their beliefs about themselves - their skills and their strengths - often seem to desert them, leaving them unsure about how to move forward with confidence and optimism.

via ncda

Baby Boomers Look to Senior Concierge Services to Raise Income

Elder concierge, as the industry is known, is a way for the semi- and fully retired to continue to work, and, from a business standpoint, the opportunities look as if they will keep growing. Around 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States, and by 2030, there will be 72 million people over 65 nationwide.

via newyorktimes

Canadian Employers Need Longer Term Workforce Planning to Stay Competitive

The report, Workforce Planning Practices in Canada, finds that while workforce planning is a top priority for most Canadian businesses, only 37 per cent of responding companies agree their current business strategy is supported by a workforce plan. The report also provides insights on Canada’s changing business environment, labour force, and demographics, and explores the implications of these trends for Canadian organizations and their workforces.

via conferenceboard

Top 150 PLUS Canadian Resume Tips

Professionals can employ a wealth of tips and best practices to raise the value of a resume. Recognizing that no two job seekers are exactly alike, the following resume tips offer a variety of starting points and next-level improvements for both Canadian career practitioners and job seeking clients.

via careerprocanada



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[Conference] Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) Annual Conference 2017 / June 7-9, 2017 / Cape Breton, NS

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[Webinar Series] How to Leverage Hot Jobs to Your Client’s Advantage (CERIC) / May 24, 31 & June 7, 2017 / Presented by Kristen Cumming

Last day to register; series begins tomorrow!

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[Call for Proposals] Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference – Call for Presenters (CERIC) / Deadline: June 9, 2017

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Vocational Counsellor (The Garth Homer Society) / Victoria, BC

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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (March of Dimes Canada) / Winnipeg, MB

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Employment Consultant (Job Skills) / Keswick, ON

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[Literature Search] Workforce Planning and Development (Updated: May 2017)

Topics covered include: Strategic workforce planning; The role of HR; Overcoming barriers to workforce planning; Communities of practice; Workforce planning programs; and more.

via contactpoint

[Webinar Recording] Reinventing Career Services (The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning)

This webinar focuses on the career services renaissance taking place at higher education institution campuses across the country. Providing details around the career services trends the CAEL has been following, the webinar shared perspectives on the subject from both employers and colleges.

via contactpoint

[Report] A Snapshot of Women, Work and Family in Canada (Statistics Canada)

To explore the diverse and evolving work and family experiences of women in Canada, the Vanier Institute of the Family has created A Snapshot of Women, Work and Family in Canada.

via contactpoint

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