Canada’s Best Jobs: Top 10 Jobs in Skilled Trades

CanadianBusiness.com released their edition of Canada’s Best Jobs 2014. This data was built from Statistics Canada, including jobs that had experienced growth over the past years, had a minimum median salary of $60,000 and employed at least 5,000 people.   Canadian Business used the following rubric for rating: Employment Growth [25%...

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Skilled Trades Is On The Rise in Canada

On October 23rd, 2014, the news broke that Canada is on the rise when it comes to Skilled Trades. Ontario.ca announced the current internal staff changes, as well as some key facts to simply show the increase of Skilled Trades awareness in Canada. Reza Moridi, Minister of Training Colleges and...

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How young should parent/children discussions about career path begin?

Parents are the most influential individuals in the lives of their children and their career paths. According to Wall Street Journal, families that spend time together at the dinner table are likely to feel more connected, and parents will have a stronger influence on their children’s decisions. Moreover, the article...

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How safe is it to work in the Oil & Gas Industry?

When it comes to pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry, safety is generally the number one concern among young people and their parents. Although tough working conditions and hard labour are important parts of many jobs in the oil and gas industry, Enform is committed to ensuring...

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University or College, which is a better investment?

In Canada, choosing between college or university is one of the toughest decisions facing soon-to-be graduated high school students. Although most high school students will be university bound, it may not be the best decision for their future professional careers. In fact, more students are being encouraged to pursue college-level...

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Here’s What Kenney Said

In Gatineau, Quebec on May 6th, 2014; the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minster of Employment and Social Development spoke at the Canadian Building Trades Conference. The topic of choice was Canada’s ongoing commitment to support apprenticeships and the skilled trades. Minister Kenney noted that Canada’s post-secondary education system is the key...

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A Brand New Low

According to the Globe and Mail recent post, the number of vacant Skilled Trades & Technical Roles will reach a new all-time-high number in less time. Previous statistics have said that by 2020 there will be 1 million vacancies, recent statistics suggest that by 2016 approximately 1.5 million vacancies will...

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Provincial Government Invests 1M into Skilled Trades for High Schools

Over the next three years the provincial government is investing 1M to expand the New Brunswick Teen Apprenticeship Program. This program is designed to give high school students early training and employment in the skilled trades. Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor Minister Jody Carr said: “This Year the program will...

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Career Expo Comes to Burlington

The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) is holding a three day, hands on expo that is aimed at students from grades 7-12. The expo will attempt to convince youths and their parents that a university degree is only an option of many when it comes to building a successful career. This...

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