About a year ago, Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, the dean of Ryerson’s Chang School, wrote a piece in the Globe and Mail about the mal-employment of immigrants to Canada.
Bountrogianni reported that approximately 40 per cent of immigrants hold university degrees but only 24 per cent of foreign-educated and trained (compared to 62 per cent Canadian-born individuals) in regulated professions were working in their field. Read More
Storyshowing for Job Seekers
Employers need to know how a candidate will perform on the job. To demonstrate how you’d perform, you need to show (not tell) potential employers through storyshowing.
Why is showing more effective than telling?
Consider this: when you arrive at an interview, you dress to the level of the company. Read More
People with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in the workforce. Almost four million Canadians live with a chronic health condition or health-related problem – that’s about one in every seven Canadians. Many are unemployed, or underemployed working in jobs below their education and skill levels – an issue called ‘mal-employment’ by former Ontario cabinet minister Dr. Marie Bountrogianni.
She wrote the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) which came into effect June 2005, mandating that owners need to make their businesses accessible by 2025. She recently published a piece in the Huffington Post updating Ontario’s progress. She wrote that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities in Ontario is 16 per cent (Canadian Survey on Disability). Read More