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Co-op diploma apprenticeship program to provide new technicians for industry

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-28
Oakville, ON – Sheridan College is offering a three-year Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program in Mechanical Technician-Tool Making to make it easier, cheaper and faster for individuals to pursue in-school and on-the-job training in a...

Job vacancies saw little change over last year in April

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-22
Ottawa - In April 2014, there were 227,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, little changed compared with April 2013, Statistics Canada reports. There were 6.1 unemployed people for every job vacancy, also little changed compared with...

Real minimum wage in Canada nearly identical in 1975 and 2013

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-16
Ottawa - In 2013, the average minimum wage in Canada amounted to $10.14 per hour. The 1975 minimum wage translated into 2013 dollars (that is, the real minimum wage) was almost identical at $10.13.

Job Fair this week in Tillsonburg to offer immediate industrial employment opportunities

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-14
Tillsonburg, ON – Aerotek, a provider of recruiting and staffing services, will be hosting a job fair in Tillsonburg, ON, to hire more than 100 skilled production workers. On Wednesday, July 16, from 1:00-4:30 p.m., Aerotek’s...

Growth in employment rate slows in June

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-11
Ottawa - Employment was little changed in June 2014 and the unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% as more people were searching for work, Statistics Canada reports in its latest Labour Force Survey.

Apprenticeship training continues to increase across Canada

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-04
Ottawa - Apprenticeship training programs across Canada received 104,280 new registrations and reinstatements in 2012, up 6.8% from 2011, according to the latest survey of registered apprenticeship training programs from Statistics Canada. This...

Businesses owned by recent immigrants more likely to export to the US and beyond

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-24
Ottawa – Canada's diverse pool of immigrants is seen as a source of strength for Canadian firms in expanding into fast-growing emerging markets. A new study from The Conference Board of Canada looking at the experience of Canada's...

OECD offers advice on how Canada can sustain inclusive growth

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-16
Paris, France - Canada has experienced solid economic growth since the most recent global economic crisis, allowing it to reverse recession-induced job losses and put federal public finances on a sound footing, says the Organization for...

Employment growth remains subdued

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-04
Ottawa - Employment increased by 43,000 in March 2014, driven by gains among youths, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey. The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 6.9%. Overall employment growth in...

Trade show for students to target stigma of skilled trades

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-24
Burlington, ON — As Ontario struggles to find a solution to a labour shortage that will require an estimated 40,000 skilled workers over the next decade, stigma blocks a potential workforce that could play a large part in rectifying the...