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IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy

On June 12, IRCC announced the launch of the Global Skills Strategy. The Strategy aims to provide a faster, more predictable process for attracting top talent to Canada, while in turn creating economic growth and middle-class jobs for Canadians. Foreign workers coming to Canada temporarily can have their applications processed in two weeks. This includes […]

Nigerian, Edet Umoafia, wins top Canadian Business Award

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Edet Umoafia, of ABC Group giving his acceptance speech at CAMSC 10th Anniversary Gala Event – September 24, 2014 Written by New Nigerian Politics It was celebration galore on September 24th at the 10th Anniversary of Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) gala event where several awards were given to high achieving global business leaders, corporations and […]

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The pending labour shortage

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The pending labour  shortage is real  and the Canadian government is quite aware and frantically addressing this issue.  With one of the oldest work forces in the civilized world in terms of average age, whole scale retirement is expected in the next few years  in several key industries such as real estate, management, insurance, construction, […]

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Canada has Highest Rate of Job Satisfaction Levels

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Canadians are the most happy with their jobs, according to a recent study. The study reported that approximately two thirds, of 64 percent, of Canadians said that they loved their job or ‘like it a lot’. A full 24 per cent of Canadians love their jobs so much that they said they would even work […]

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Policy on removing the “Canadian experience” barrier

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Some employers ask people applying for jobs if they have “Canadian experience.” That can make it much harder for people new to Canada to find work. Some “regulatory bodies” (such as the professional associations for accountants or doctors) also ask for Canadian experience. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) believes that asking for Canadian experience […]

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How to fix the foreign worker program

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By Carol Goar Opinion/Commentary The floodgate broke in a flash. All the doubts, suspicions and fears Canadians had been holding back for seven years came spilling out on April 6 when CBC News reported that the Royal Bank of Canada was replacing 45 of its long-time employees with foreign temporary workers. As more facts filtered out, it became […]

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Newcomers with science background face high unemployment: report

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  BioTalent Canada recently released a new Labour Market Information (LMI) report focusing specifically on Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). The report indicates IEPs possess critical skills that are currently in demand in biotech, yet 44.3% are unemployed. 51.8% of employers say hiring IEPs improves innovation. This new report “Talent Opportunities: Bringing Newcomers to Canada’s Bio-economy” identifies challenges faced by IEPs […]

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Seven steps to getting a job in Canada

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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What are big oil and gas companies looking for?

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James Edwards, TransCanada Corp.’s manager of corporate talent strategy By Baisakhi Roy Named one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians in 2013, energy infrastructure company TransCanada Corp. has hired more than 400 people in Canada this year. Focusing on natural gas and oil pipelines, as well as power generation, the Calgary-based company is looking […]

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Seven steps to a job

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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