With more than six unemployed Canadians for every job vacancy, Canada’s recovery from the global economic downturn of 2008-09 has remained relatively modest, compared to the preceding 12 months. True, Canada’s employment rate increased by 28,700 (0.2%) in March 2015, but the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.8%. Since our economic recovery began in 2009, there has been little progress in job creation. Many of the newly created jobs have been part-time or temporary employment contracts. In the short-term, this helps ... read moreBe the first to comment
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Yesterday, the Government of Canada presented the 2015 Federal Budget, which – among many of our country’s chief priorities – includes a promise of strengthening the Canada Labour Code by extending protection of, “all employees and interns under federal jurisdiction.” This news represents a big win for those who have joined forces with Career Edge to advocate for fairness and equity for interns in Canada, particularly the Canadian Intern Association, which has ... read moreBe the first to comment
Last month, NDP members of both federal and provincial parliaments introduced bills that – if passed – will extend workplace standards and safety provisions to interns under the Canada Labour Code (CLC) and Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The introduction of these bills is a big step forward in terms of ensuring fairness and equity for interns, while making the conditions related to unpaid internships more comprehensive for employers. Bill C-636 At the federal level, NDP MP Laurin ... read moreBe the first to comment
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
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