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More Postsecondary Graduates for Eighth Consecutive Year

By May 2, 2019Employer
postsecondary graduates

Winter is coming ending and more recent postsecondary graduates are coming. As the winter semester concludes, there’s been an increase — for the eighth consecutive year — in graduates receiving a credential (certificate/diploma/degree) from a public post-secondary institution.

In 2016, there were 532,158 students graduating from a Canadian public postsecondary institution, an increase of almost two per cent from the previous year. Nearly half of 2016 graduates earned a degree at the bachelor level or above, with more than one tenth obtaining a master’s degree.

With more graduates entering the workforce, and the unemployment rate unchanging, there will be more jobseekers looking to launch their career.

We’re featuring a few recent postsecondary graduates pursuing an opportunity to get their foot through the door. These featured candidates are like the Battle of Winterfell — concealed, yet still very intriguing.

"I’ve also worked at three different Toronto hospitals."

I recently earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (Co-op). I’ve been a Peer Mentor/Facilitator. I’ve also worked at three different Toronto hospitals, one as a Research Participant Recruiter, one as a Project Assistant, and one as an Administrative Support Representative. I’m fluent in Bengali and skilled in Microsoft Office, writing, customer service, and time management.

"I’ve been a Research Assistant at a children's mental health institute."

I recently earned a Research Analyst graduate certificate and hold a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), minoring in French. I’ve been a Research Assistant at a children’s mental health institute and an Administrative Coordinator at an electric power distributor. I’ve also volunteered at a rehabilitation clinic. I’m skilled in SPSS, Microsoft Power BI, research, and intermediate French.

"Last summer, I was a Data Science & Analytics Intern at a big 5 bank."

I recently earned a Master of Science in Management (Business Analytics) and hold a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. Last summer, I was a Data Science and Analytics Intern at a big 5 bank. I’ve also been an Associate Project Manager and an Associate System Engineer (Salesforce). I’m fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. I’m skilled in project management methodology, Microsoft Excel, R, Python, Tableau, SQL Scripting, C++, Java, and Salesforce CRM.

"I’ve spent one semester in Florence for an international exchange program."

I recently earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a certificate in digital communications. I majored in communication, culture, and information technology, and double-minored in visual culture and Italian studies. I’ve spent one semester in Florence for an international exchange program. I’ve been a Retail Sales Associate, Lifeguard, and Swim Instructor. I’m skilled in Adobe Creative Suite and HTML/CSS, and can conversationally speak French, Italian, and Polish.

If you’re an employer interested in launching a career of a recent postsecondary graduate, register now!

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