Career Edge Blog

Pride

By General

I always thought it was beautiful that Pride was the term used to celebrate LGBTQ+ because Pride by definition is the “emotional state deriving positive affect from the perceived value of a person or thing with which the subject has an intimate connection, and can be inwardly or outwardly directed.”  Within the definition itself, “positive” is what stands out to me the most because for a very long time and quite honestly, even occasionally now, there are times that it is difficult for me to feel that way. Read More

No Solidarity in Silence

By General
Anti-Racism goes beyond a black box on your timeline. As an organization working in the space of diversity and inclusion, we recognize we need to do more to support job seekers and partners within our program. At Career Edge, our mission is to help individuals break barriers to employment, and for many of our job seekers, these barriers go beyond simply whether they have just graduated, have a disability or are new to Canada. For these individuals, they face daily injustices simply due to the color of their skin or the name they have been given. Systemic racism is prevalent, not only within America but all over the world. It is our responsibility to stop the cycle and to make sure we are doing our part to ensure fair and equal opportunity for not only people of color, but especially for Black people. Read More

Self-Care During COVID-19

By General

Prioritizing your mental health is vital, now more than ever, with dwindled social interactions, social distancing restrictions and closures, and constant (and sometimes stressful) pandemic news updates.

With many organizations now offering their services online to follow social-distancing recommendations, taking a moment for self-care, your mental health and well-being has become a little easier.

Here are some resources and activities to help you stay well:

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Hiring During a Global Pandemic

By Employer

With the COVID-19 global pandemic, many businesses’ recruitment goals have drastically changed overnight. Some organizations are working through significantly increased demand for their products and services. Others are shifting their business operations to help support other in-demand industries. And most have closed their stores and offices in favor of e-commerce and work-from-home arrangements, prioritizing and urging for digital transformation.

Presented with the challenge of addressing the emerging and urgent business needs, while following social distancing recommendations, having a seamless remote recruitment strategy is more important than ever.

So how do you do it? Read More

RBC employees

RBC Business Client Program Reaches Milestone

By Employer, General

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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