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60,000 ICT Student Internships in the Next 5 Years

ICT Student Internships – The Government of Canada will contribute to the creation of 60,000 practical internships for students over the next five years. The ICTC (Information and Communications Technology Council) forecasts a labour shortage in the digital sector: 216,000 vacancies in Canada by 2021, and employment growth four times that of the global economy. […]


Interview

Succeeding with recruitment interviews by telephone

After sending your CV for a job offer or a spontaneous application, the recruiter sets an appointment for a first telephone interview. Don’t underestimate this meeting and don’t miss this opportunity by failing to prepare for this telephone interview. Here are some tips and tricks so that you will be confident and professional when the […]


News

Half of Canadians still live from one paycheque to another

The Canadian Payroll Association conducted an online survey of over 4,700 people representing a wide range of sectors across the country. It reveals that Canadians put little money aside. Living from one paycheque to the next is daily life for half of Canadians. The Canadian Payroll Association survey found that 41% of the country’s employees […]


Company life

4 Good Reasons for Working Four Days a Week

Each time you decide to take Friday off or when a holiday falls on a Monday, do you tell yourself when you go back to work that really, weekends should always be three days? Why not start this way of working? It has many benefits, both for you and for your employer. 1. Good for […]


Not to be missed

Preparing for tomorrow’s occupations

All the studies, surveys, analyses point in the same direction: automation and robotization are revolutionizing the world of work and, in turn, the occupations, learning and status of workers. Overview of what lies ahead by 2030. Digital technology in the cognitive age A report from Dell and the Institute for the Future suggests that the […]


Career management

Non-Traditional Workers : Trend Overview

Non-traditional workers – Freelancers, self-employed workers, contract workers, remote workers, consultants… There are more and more non-traditional workers. Following the realities of the labour market, which goes for flexibility, adaptability and so-called “agile” business models and recruitment, they now constitute 20 to 30% of Canadian workers. Brief overview of a trend that is gaining momentum. […]


News

Shortage of 48,000 truckers by 2024

It’s not a new problem but it’s getting worse! According to a recent study, the Canadian road transport sector will have to deal with a serious shortage of truck drivers within the next eight years. The average age of truckers in Canada is currently 47, two years older than in 2013, when the coming shortage […]


Jobs search

Unsuccessful job search : 6 ways to cope with depression

Unsuccessful job search — Unemployed people in Quebec—with an average unemployment rate of 22.2 percent—search the longest for jobs in the country. It is normal to feel depression looming on the horizon, but here are some tricks to stay the course while waiting to anchor down. Clear your mind Gregory Delrue, Senior Director of Evolution […]


News

Back in traction

You know the feeling. It starts with a slight twinge in the lower back; it later becomes a recurring pain and ends with chronic back problems. Only once we are incapacitated do we finally make the move and see the doctor. Unfortunately, and all too often, a nice spell in traction is the solution, to […]


Career management

Capitalizing on informal leaders

Authentic, honest and inspiring, informal leaders are often more popular than bosses in a working team. Their qualities affect change. Companies therefore have every interest in taking advantage of informal leaders to improve their workplace. These informal leaders can be very determining in a call centre or customer service environment.  The informal leader is an […]


Company life

Take your office from drab to fab

It’s time to invite colour into your office! Take a moment to look around your office. What do you see? (Well, other than the work to be done and the pictures or comics that you don’t really see anymore.) What colours do you notice? I often ask clients to start by adding colour to their […]


Jobs search

Unemployment : The weight of unemployment on health

You would think that by not working we would have more time for exercise. However, that does not seem to be the case. Results of a study on the impacts unemployment has on health. We think that unemployment will finally give us enough free time to do sports, take care of ourselves and eat healthier. […]


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