City of Peterborough taking it one-step further with Skilled Trades

Peterborough’s chipping in with a $1-million contribution toward Fleming College’s $36.6-million Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre. The province is paying $29 million of the cost of the facility that’s currently being built at the college on Brealey Dr. in the city’s west end.   The 87,000-square-foot facility will accommodate more...

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The Canadian Government Continues to Support

On April 11th, 2013 in Winnipeg Manitoba, over 475 youth took part in the Skills Manitoba Competition. Across more than 40 trade and technology fields, the youth took part and competed against their peers. At the event was, Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of...

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City Profiles: Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster

While the latest forecasts have bordered on pessimistic for the Canadian economy as a whole, the oil sands region of Western Canada, particularly the province of Alberta, is booming. In addition, the Canadian census of 2011 revealed that Alberta is the fastest growing province in Canada, with a population increase...

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Why Is Staff Turnover So High In Western Canada?

Canada’s economy continues to go from strength to strength, fuelled in the main by its booming resources sector. Skilled trades roles form a major part of employment within the industry and employment prospects are extremely positive for those workers in possession of sought after skills. Ironically, the industry may be...

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Fly in fly out Jobs (FIFO) Advice for Employers

Fly in fly out jobs are a fact of life in the Canadian skilled trades sector. As we have discussed previously, they offer several benefits to employers facing the challenge of a continuing skills shortage, enabling them to manage the seasonal peaks in their recruitment strategy. Concern is increasing, however,...

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Attracting Women Into Skilled Trades Jobs

In September 2012, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce warned of the imminent severity of the skills shortage affecting the country, with one third of the Canadian workforce expected to retire in the next five years.  It is recognized that a variety of solutions will need to be applied to overcome...

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Is It Time To Focus on Canadian Candidates?

  The Canadian skills shortage is widely reported yet the emphasis on resolving the problem is often seen as increasing international migration.  Figures released by Statistics Canada earlier this year echoed this perception. For example, on 1st April 2012,Canada’s total population stood at 34.75m, an increase of 0.2% during the...

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Interprovincial Relocation: Tips for Employers

As the landscape of the Canadian economy continues to evolve and become more competitive, the need for organizations to identify, attract and retain top talent has never been more critical.  The increased recruiting sophistication of employers in all industries, coupled with a 21st century understanding of the importance of talent...

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Why Partner With A Staffing Vendor?

  It’s official. The Canadian economy is experiencing an unprecedented skills shortage and employers are being forced to look beyond their traditional recruitment methods to attract skilled candidates. Latest figures predict that around two thirds of Canadian employers are struggling to find skilled workers to fill specific jobs.  For employers...

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