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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The paid versus unpaid internship debate has intensified in the Ontario business community as the Ministry of Labour cracks down on internships that violate the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). Meanwhile, employers face continuous pressure to cut costs and stimulate economic growth, making unpaid internships ever more appealing. But can they really help businesses achieve results? Unpaid internships have been common among both public and private organizations for decades, especially in tough economic times. But, economic uncertainty and budget ... read more

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As a staunch advocate for paid internships, Career Edge supports the Ministry of Labour’s crackdown on internships that violate the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in Ontario.  We believe enforcement of the law is the right thing to do, in order to prevent exploitation of our youth and to protect workers’ rights. In our opinion, the search for a resolution to the issue of unpaid internships will require the collaboration between the government, employers and our youth:

  1. The government needs to educate
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1Week2Go Career Edge will be participating in the 2014 HRPA Conference & Tradeshow from January 22nd to 24th! Register and visit us at Booth #733 to learn about our cost-effective, low risk recruitment solutions for hiring qualified, high-performing talent. Drop off your business card for a chance to WIN a Kobo e-Reader!

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If you answer yes, apply or submit a nomination for a TRIEC Immigrant Success Award, sponsored by RBC. Nominations are now open for the TRIEC IS Award: RBC Champions of Immigrant Success. Up to four winners will be selected for: 1) their extraordinary leadership in immigrant employment; 2) the positive impact of their work on both skilled immigrants in the GTA and their own or other businesses; and 3) the sustainability of their initiative(s). IS Award winners, and nominees, have the opportunity ... read more

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  BrighterLife-Award-Working-Life_500pxThe CEO blog was just selected as one of the winners of the 2013 Working Life Award, presented by Sun Life Financial's Brighter Life Likes! As Career Edge's resident blogger, I am delighted to have our blog receive this recognition - what a great way to start a new year of blogging! I would like to extend a big "Thank you!" to the inspiring individuals and organizations that ... read more

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As a result of its ongoing commitment to help highly motivated, well-qualified interns connect with leading Canadian employers, Career Edge is pleased to announce the launch of its new business model and service enhancements, planned to simplify the hiring and retention process for employers seeking top talent through paid internships. Through newly bundled service packages employers will gain access to a robust database of new graduates, including those with self-declared disabilities, and internationally qualified professionals through a unified talent pool and ... read more

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Career Edge is celebrating over 500 interns placed through Ability Edge, a paid internship program for recent graduates with self-declared disabilities. Ability Edge was launched in 1999 by the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) along with five of its member banks (TD, RBC, Scotiabank, BMO, and CIBC) to increase the employment of people with disabilities (PWDs). In partnership with Career Edge, the CBA piloted an internship program for recent graduates with disabilities interested in working in the financial services sector. Since the official ... read more

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Article republished from Canadian Immigrant: http://canadianimmigrant.ca/work-and-education/hands-on-experience-through-internships-can-be-the-best-of-teachers   Farhana Naznin, Career Bridge program internFor Bangladeshi-born Farhana Naznin, it was a bit of a shock to be asked if she had Canadian experience, especially since she had worked in Australia as a software developer. “Everywhere I applied, I was asked for Canadian experience. Just about when it was getting to the point that it was getting frustrated, I heard of the internship program at Career Edge ... read more

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In the October 7, 2013 issue of Canadian HR Reporter, News Editor, Liz Bernier, spoke with Career Edge President, Naguib Gouda, about the unpaid internship debate that has once again heated up in the Canadian business community. As a follow-up to this story, HR Reporter produced a video that investigates the issues related to unpaid internships. In the video, Naguib outlines four key reasons why paying your interns is good for business: 1. Reputation and Ethics Unpaid internships have a ... read more

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The Ontario Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN) has appointed Naguib Gouda, President of Career Edge, as a member of its board. This solidifies the organizations’ mutual goal of promoting bias-free hiring practices for persons with disabilities in Canada. “The partnership with Career Edge means strengthening our ability to present strong talent to our Business Leadership Networks, subsequently finding sustainable employment for university students with disabilities,” says Dauna Jones-Simmonds, Executive Director of JOIN. “It also allows us to collaborate in ways that would ... read more

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