Career Edge, Canada's Internship Organization

Since 1996, Career Edge Organization has provided thoughtful results-driven leadership in connecting multi-sector businesses with diverse, qualified talent through innovative paid internship programs to fulfill talent strategies for recent grads, graduates with disabilities and internationally qualified professionals.  Click here to visit our website!

 

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Three weeks ago, we blogged about our partnership with the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP), which has already benefited both internationally qualified professionals joining the Canadian workforce and the employers looking for their skills and global experience. Last week, Career Edge Organization was proud to be the latest employer benefiting from the CEO-CIIP talent pipeline as we welcomed Career Bridge intern, Rizwan Kalim, to the team. Rizwan has joined the team in a Technical Writer/IT Support role, and brings with him extensive technical ... read more

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Career Edge Organization, along with Skills International is pleased to support an exclusive partnership with the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP), a program funded by the Government of Canada, developed and implemented by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). CIIP provides pre-arrival orientation workshops to Federal Skilled Workers (FSWs) and Provincial Nominees (PNs) while they are still overseas during the final stages of the immigration process to help prepare for their economic success in Canada. Currently under ... read more

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Last year, we shared our 3 tips for employers looking to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce by bringing employees with vampirism into their organizations. Many employers have already started to recognize and value the skills and (literally) hundreds of years of experience that vampires bring to the workplace. More recently, the team at Career Edge Organization has been proud to support a similar diversity recruitment trend lurching into Canada’s HR community. Unlike the popular depictions seen in films and ... read more

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The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 7th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards, sponsored by RBC. Each year, TRIEC presents the IS Awards to recognize innovation and leadership in integrating skilled immigrants into the Greater Toronto Region labour market. If you or your organization deserve to be recognized, don’t miss your chance this year. Employers and individuals are invited to apply or submit a nomination by Thursday, November 15, ... read more

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Last night, senior business leaders, human resources professionals and former interns of Career Edge Organization (CEO)’s paid internship programs gathered at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to celebrate the annual CEO Achievement Awards. This year, the awards centered on the partnerships with employers and community organizations that have supported and advanced the impact of CEO’s paid internship programs. “Career Edge Organization is more relevant today than it has ever been,” said Matt Holland, Chairman of the Board for CEO. “The growing number ... read more

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Earlier this year, Rogers TV launched Introducing Toronto, a rich and informative weekly series that portrays the journey of recent immigrants who call Toronto home. The show presents the settlement and employment resources available to newcomers that can help them better integrate into Canadian society and its workforce. In the fifth instalment of the series airing next Monday, June 18th at 8:30pm, Introducing Toronto takes a look at Career Bridge, an internship program that connects employers with internationally qualified newcomers looking ... read more

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JVS Toronto has leveraged the power of partnerships through its new program that aims to help internationally qualified professionals integrate into Canada’s architectural workforce. Immigrant Professionals Leveraging Architectural Knowledge for New Opportunities (I-PLAN) is a bridging program that addresses key barriers faced by internationally trained architects, including lack of Canadian experience and the lack of sector specific job search support and advice. As a non-profit community organization that works ... read more

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Since the launch of the Career Bridge paid internship program in 2003, over 1,700 skilled immigrants have gained valuable Canadian work experience consistent with their professional experience and education, with over 80% of interns landing full-time employment in their field post-internship. At this evening's Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)'s 6th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards, we are absolutely delighted to have the Career Bridge program ... read more

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At the end of this month, Donna Smith, Vice President of Career Edge Organization, will be leading a workshop at The Conference Board of Canada's Workforce One-Stop 2012 conference, a rebranding of previous conferences focusing on workforce training and career development (most notably, the National Consultation on Career Development and Workforce Learning, aka NATCON). At last year's NATCON conference, we presented our second instalment of employer-targeted Gen Y research. Our myth-busting presentation identified what workplace culture actually means to Gen ... read more

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Yesterday, Canada's Top 100 Employers announced the 2012 winners of the Best Employers for New Canadians competition in a special editorial feature in the Globe and Mail. This competition recognizes the employers with the best initiatives and programs that support newcomers entering the Canadian workforce. In part of this recognition, we were very pleased to see that 30% of the winners listed were selected partly due to their participation in the Career Bridge paid internship program. Career ... read more

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