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While the estimated jobs created by the  Trans Mountain pipeline  expansion range from 15,000 to 800,000, industry leaders in British Columbia and Alberta stake opposing views on the economic impacts of the project. In B.C., Mike Rowlands, president of consulting firm Junxion, questions the $4.5 billion purchase of the pipeline by the federal government, which said it was doing so to “create and protect jobs” in B.C....
Nicodeme Mugisho-Demu was a physician in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo, directing a program for refugee women who had been victims of rape in the civil war that continues to ravage the region. “I came from a struggling middle-class family and my father sold a camera that was given as a gift to him so I could write my medical exams,” he said. But after he arrived in Canada in 2008, Mugisho-Demu was faced...
A giant Amazon warehouse is nearing completion just north of Calgary and the company is looking to fill more than 1,000 full-time positions for when operations begin later this year. On Tuesday morning, media were given a hard-hat tour of the massive 600,000-square-foot warehouse in Balzac. The facility will receive, sort and pack all manner of items for delivery in Western Canada. Jas Khangura, general...
TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Seventeen post-secondary students received  $1,000 each as part of Retail Council of Canada’s  Retail as a Career Scholarship program.   In addition the $1,000 award, there were also a $5,000 scholarship funded by Interac Corp and a $3,000 scholarship funded by Retail Council of Canada. Now in its 15th year, the Retail as a...
BY WORKOPOLIS In many ways, a job interview is like a date. After reviewing your cover letter and resume and determining you have enough of the skills and experience needed for the role, the hiring manager is interested in getting to know you a little better. Through a series of questions, interviewers want to learn about more than just your qualifications; they’re also looking to understand your thought process and personality to...
In order to critique your resume effectively, you need to understand how a hiring manager will look at it. As a rule, resume reviewers start by making a snap judgment based on their  first impression . If there are no  immediate red flags , they'll spend the next 10 to 30 seconds scanning it to determine whether you seem to have the right  qualifications . If your resume passes those two tests, it has a good chance of being...
  Recent changes to Canada's standard 12-month parental leave have renewed public interest in family-friendly benefits, as new parents now have the option to stretch their parental leave to 18 months. For a select group of progressive employers, however, generous parental leave is just part of a comprehensive effort to help employees balance their family commitments outside work.  The leaders in this...
OTTAWA, March 21, 2018  /CNW/ - The excellent work of Paramount Fine Foods in developing partnerships and creating a program to train and certify newcomers to work in the food and hospitality sector was recognized today by the Government of Canada. The Greater Toronto-area business was congratulated today by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen  as one of the...
Service Canada employees who interact with the public are being asked to stay away from terms like Mr., Mrs., father and mother, and to use gender-neutral terms in their place, CBC News has learned. According to documents obtained by Radio Canada, the French-language arm of CBC, front-line staff must now "use gender-neutral language or gender-inclusive language." "This avoids portraying a perceived bias toward a particular sex or...
With the 2014 introduction of  The Saskatchewan Employment Act , and the repeal of  The Occupational Health and Safety Act , fines for workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan rose to a maximum of $1.5 million for a corporation, and up to $500,000 for an individual. This follows a trend across the country that has seen an increase in the maximum possible fines for workplace injuries over the past number of years. And courts are imposing...
KUUJJUAQ, QC ,  Feb. 20, 2018  /CNW/ - Building a strong middle class means giving  Canada's  youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. Today,  Yvonne Jones , Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced a new project that will give youth...
(NC) When striving to maintain optimal overall health, it's imperative to instill good habits into your busy work schedule, which can also make you happier and more productive. Plan for success by following these six tips and tricks to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Stay hydrated.  Start your day off with a glass of water, staying hydrated improves your rate weight maintenance, mood and energy levels. Tip: keep a water bottle on your...