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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% of Score] Median Compensation on a 40-hour workweek nin 2013 [40% of Score] Change in compensation from 2007-08 to 2012-13...[Read More]

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 Universities made this statement: “In just over a year, the Ontario College of Trades has already made significant progress, protecting...[Read More]

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 discussed how stimulating conversations and regular family discussions can have a positive influence on children and their future career choices....[Read More]

How is the corporate mindset changing in regard to women working in the trades?

Now more than ever, the skilled trades industry is encouraging women to pursue careers in the skilled trades. However, the traditional stereotype of trades being only for men is discouraging the majority of women in Canada from getting involved in the trades.   “Being successful means working smarter rather than harder,” says Caroline Lambrechts, a site service technician at StairWorld. “The biggest barrier is the mental barrier.”   With a...[Read More]

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 a safe work environment for all industry professionals.   “We are working to continuously improve the safety performance of the...[Read More]