The recent global recession threw the economy a curveball, which forced companies to significantly reduce their personnel. Now, with the Baby Boomers beginning to exit the workforce en masse, a labour crisis is fast approaching and Canadian businesses must compete with emerging global markets to attract, recruit, and retain the talent needed for socio-economic sustainability well into the future. In the TED Talk, “The workforce crisis of 2030 — and how to start solving it ... read moreBe the first to comment
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Career Edge is proud to be a Supporting Organization at the Cannexus15 National Career Development Conference, to be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre, from January 26 - 28, 2015. As a Supporting Organization, our President, Naguib Gouda, will host a networking breakfast session where attendees will discuss paid versus unpaid internships. At this Cannexus Connections session discussion questions will include:
- When are unpaid internships acceptable?
Career Edge was featured on Career Buzz, a radio show broadcast on CIUT 89.5 FM, on December 10. The show was hosted by Mark Franklin, President and Practice Leader at CareerCycles, a Toronto-based career management social enterprise. During the show, Mark interviewed Naguib Gouda, President of Career Edge and a staunch advocate for paid internships. Naguib was joined by Sydney Helland, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Career Edge, who launched her career through a Career Edge paid internship. ... read moreBe the first to comment
Career Edge's President, Naguib Gouda, was recently interviewed for the following article that was featured in the September 22, 2014 issue of Canadian HR Reporter. Does alma really matter? Many employees, employers feel focus should be on experience – not where worker got degree By Liz Bernier, News Editor Canadian HR Reporter It’s a question applicants agonize over: Which college or university provides the best shot at a good job after graduation? But the reputation or prestige of a post-secondary institution often ... read moreBe the first to comment
Career Edge and the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) partner to help skilled newcomers join Canada’s workforceWritten by: Sydney Helland
Career Edge and the NACC have joined forces to connect internationally qualified professionals (IQPs) with leading organizations to help re-launch careers in Canada. The partnership’s pilot program, NACC Edge, is an alternative career pathway that aims to help IQPs find relevant work in their area of expertise by using their Canadian-obtained training and skills. After completing a training program at an NACC member career college, program graduates can re-launch their careers in Canada through Career ... read moreBe the first to comment
RE: “Internationally Trained Professionals – Should They Abandon Their Profession?” by Lee Koren (http://bselected.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/internationally-trained-professionals-should-they-abandon-their-profession/) Employment Consultant Lee Koren recently blogged about her experience helping internationally qualified professionals (IQPs) overcome the challenges faced when attempting to re-launch their careers in Canada. Koren explains that while the government has made social programming available to support the settlement of new immigrants, employers’ behaviour, in terms of recognizing international (versus Canadian) work experience, remains a challenge – despite the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s read moreBe the first to comment
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) has released “Youth Employment in Canada: Challenges and Potential Solutions” – a report that summarizes the information gathered in relation to the Committee’s Youth Employment Study that was adopted on October 29, 2013. As part of this study, the Committee held seven hearings in March and April of 2014; 38 groups or individuals made presentations to the Committee, and an additional 26 written briefs were received. Career Edge ... read moreBe the first to comment
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 moreBe the first to comment
Career Edge Achievement Awards celebrate successes in socio-economic sustainability For recent graduates and newcomers joining the Canadian workforce, finding meaningful work opportunities that align with their desired career path is a critical – albeit challenging – step towards becoming successful and prosperous members of Canada’s society and economy. Recognizing the socio-economic significance of connecting the right talent with the right jobs, many organizations and individuals have demonstrated leadership and cultivated innovative employment solutions, allowing more people to make an investment in their ... read moreBe the first to comment
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:
- The government needs to educate