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May 2017

reservist

Why hire a Canadian Armed Forces Reservist?

By | CAF, Employer

Does your organization or team lack a competitive edge?
Need someone disciplined and reliable, who can work in a fast-paced, pressure-filled environment with time management skills? Someone who can adapt on-the-fly and has experience managing teams through leadership and instructional experiences? A quick-thinker and quick-learner who can follow instructions and accept constructive criticism with a positive attitude? Someone who can seamlessly integrate into your organization or team to provide that competitive edge?

Project Manager David Calconi, C.D., has served as a Reservist for over 18 years. He recognizes the value they offer to employers.
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student debt

Paying Off Student Debt with a Paid Internship

By | Jobseeker

Five years ago on this day, more than 500 protesters were arrested in Montreal – most were students protesting tuition fee increases. After plans to hike tuition were halted, it was considered a victory for Quebec students. But, how is the rest of the Canadian student population handling rising tuition rates? And how will graduating students pay off their student loans?

A report released in July 2015 by the Canadian University Survey Consortium surveyed 18,144 graduating students from 36 universities.

The report stated that the average student debt is $26,819. It also reported that 55% of new graduates have no work experience in their chosen field of employment. Read More

Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Month

By | General
Feel like you’re suffering from a work/life imbalance? You’re not alone.

We’re in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Month, but it’s never too late to bring the issue of workplace stress to your attention.

The Canadian Mental Health Association reported that 58% of Canadians feel an “overload” resulting from “pressures associated with work, home and family, friends, physical health, volunteer and community service.” The organization defines stress as the ‘body’s response to a real or perceived threat.’  Read More

Holiday Helpers

Creating Memories

By | General

“Your support meant so much more to this family than material items, it gave them hope for a brighter future and a belief that their community cares.”

This unexpected letter arrived at Career Edge’s office last week – from a family assisted by Holiday Helpers, a charity providing one-time, personalized Christmas packages to low-income families with young children.

Senior Vice-President Jay Yakabowich explained why Career Edge sponsored a family through Holiday Helpers, “Helping others is paramount to who we are. Career Edge values are the cornerstones of our organization: Integrity, Collaboration, Passion (positively impact another person’s life), and Inclusion (every individual has the right to have an opportunity to contribute to a successful and prosperous Canada).” Read More

HRPA Trip

Looking to escape by booking a quick getaway? Why not win one instead.

By | Employer

Golden Gate Bridge. Comic-Con. Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Caesars Palace. Central Park.

With less than two months before the contest closing date, you can still earn a chance to visit one of these attractions by making an impact.

As an extra incentive to join the ongoing Hire 150 Interns project and accept the challenge, Career Edge is offering any organization – new or current – signing up to hire an intern between January 1 and June 30, an entry to win a trip courtesy of the HRPA. Read More

best employers

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2017)

By | Jobseeker

As the unofficial new grad job-hunt month continues, read about the initiatives of Career Edge’s host employers appearing on Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2017) below.

If you’re a new graduate who is interested in starting your career with one of these leading employers, register today to check out Career Edge’s exciting opportunities. Career Edge recently placed an intern who was less than three months out of school at RBC as a Junior Business Analyst. Read More

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