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Paying Off Student Debt with a Paid Internship

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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

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Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2017)

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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

ACCES Employment Launches Online Job Search Centre Providing a Virtual ‘Hub’ of Resources for Job seekers

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Our partner, ACCES Employment recently announced the launch of a new Online Job Search Centre that will provide job seekers with self-serve resources including webinars, articles, interactive games, and videos.  The resources draw from ACCES Employment’s experience helping jobseekers and newcomers to Canada to successfully find work in the current Canadian job market.  The Centre is organized into six topic areas including: Resumes, Interview Preparation, Networking, The Canadian Job Market, Career Self-Assessment, and Workplace Success.  The Centre is generously supported through a (CAD) $1.4 million grant from Accenture (2016) and contributes to the project’s larger goal which is to create an end-to-end online services platform at ACCES Employment that will provide job search services and programs to more than 56,000 new Canadians seeking employment over the next two years.

Click here to visit the Online Job Search Centre now!

The Importance of Mentoring for New Immigrants in Canada

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By guest contributor and former Career Edge intern Sujit Das, CPA, CGA, ACA

In every stage of our life, we embrace with some torch bearers who show the path. They may either be parents, teachers, leaders, senior peer groups, colleagues, friends or others.  Parents embed the norms of behavior and code of conduct in our blood which can simply be said as ‘Charity begins at home’. Afterwards, our ‘SHIKKHAGURU’ that is, ‘teachers’ in educational institutions shape our lives to materialize our aims and to be a good human being. Peer groups, colleagues, friends and others also help to reconcile the up and down sides of practical and career life, advise how we can rectify our norms or behavior to achieve a desired result. We are facing many bumps from starting education in primary school to a work life in work culture that are well known to all of us.

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Paid internships are helping more graduates with disabilities launch their careers

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Hiring trends from 2015-16 show significant growth in the recruitment of recent graduates with disabilities through paid internships.

Statistics from Career Edge, Canada’s largest provider of paid internships, report that 31% more recent graduates with disabilities secured employment opportunities compared to the previous year[1], citing a change in employer commitment and candidate engagement. Read More

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