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RBC Business Client Program Reaches Milestone

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The RBC Associate Employer Program recently reached its 100th hire. Launched in 2012 in partnership with RBC, the program supports RBC’s small- and medium-sized businesses based in the Greater Toronto Region by connecting their clients with skilled newcomers to Canada who fit their employment needs.

In addition to hiring almost 1,000 interns through Career Edge, RBC incentivizes their business clients to share their commitment to launching careers of individuals facing barriers to employment. The award-winning financial institution offers hiring subsidies to clients that hire skilled newcomers through Career Edge paid internships. Read More

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Bell Let’s Talk Campaign

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Next Wednesday marks the tenth annual #BellLetsTalk Day, an initiative launched by Bell, one of Career Edge’s longest-standing employers. Bell will donate “5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter” on January 29th that includes the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. Read More

Recruitment Trends for 2020

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A new year – and new decade – brings expected change to the recruitment process. Before the conclusion of the 2020s, Gen Z will comprise – by a wide margin – the largest percentage of the candidate pool. So, how will employers evolve their recruitment process to secure and retain top Gen Z talent? In 2019, companies focused on employer branding and candidate relationship management.

In 2020, employers are building people analytics, preparing for an economic recession, and allocating more resources into recruitment than ever before. What hasn’t changed? Candidates still maintain the leverage. They drive the recruitment process. It’s 2020 – the war for talent’s still ongoing, the talent’s younger (“okay, boomer…”), and these are your 2020 recruitment trends! Read More

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Recruitment’s Defining Moments of the 2010-2019 Decade

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When the 2008 recession hit North America with more than three million job losses, recruitment – and hiring – paused. As the economy entered the next decade in the early recovery stage, North America will finish this decade with approximately 19 million positions added in the U.S. and two million in Canada. With more than 21 million jobs gained, the current decade experienced many influential recruitment moments. These are recruitment’s defining moments – one from each year (with some honourable mentions!) – of the 2010-2019 decade: Read More

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Ontario Cannabis Store

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Career Edge is excited to announce the launch of its new partnership with the Ontario Cannabis Store!

“The partnership between Career Edge and the Ontario Cannabis Store will provide a meaningful experience for interns as they launch their careers. Career Edge continues to assist people by helping to eliminate barriers to employment – and with partners like the OCS embracing the paid internship model, it effectively lays the foundation for Canada’s future workforce. We are thrilled to partner with the OCS,” said Vice-President, Business Development Jeff Lazenby. Read More

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CBC Abilicrew Placements for Excellence Program

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CBC is launching the CBC Abilicrew Placements for Excellence (CAPE) Program as a follow-up to last year’s successful Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Placement Pilot. The abilicrew is an organized group of CBC employees with physical or mental disabilities and their allies. CAPE aims to kick-start the careers of people with disabilities, eliminate barriers to employment, and showcase the talents of this traditionally underrepresented group. Read More

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Top of My Game

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[This week’s blog comes from Sonia Ragbeer, who just earned her Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, majoring in human resources management and minoring in marketing. Last month, she completed her one-year term as President of Ryerson’s Human Resources Student Association.] Read More

Internships

Internshi*s shouldn’t be a dirty word.

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Need someone to educate your students on the latest job searching tips? Need someone to tell them about the growing number of paid work-integrated learning opportunities available in Canada? Or, need someone to connect your business’ diverse hiring needs with a graduating student? We got you. Read More

Career Edge Case Competition

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We hosted our first-ever case competition this past Saturday at the Ted Rogers School of Management! With students from Ryerson University, Seneca College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Toronto Scarborough, Western University, and York University competing for a $3,000 prize pool, we’d like to congratulate again Ameerul Junaidi, Anika Lee, Mujtaba Malik, and Paul Park from University of Toronto Scarborough who won the $1,500 first-place prize. Read More

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