BC’s Fraser Valley is an exciting place. It is growing up and going through an important demographic transformation: Not long ago, its economy was dominated by agricultural businesses. Today it is the place where much of BC’s population growth is occurring. This trend is likely to accellerate in the coming years, and the reason is quite simple: Being right next door to Vancouver and the US, the Fraser Valley has something that Vancouver doesn`t: Sufficient land that can be (and is being) developed to accommodate new businesses and residents.
Written by Strac Ivanov, MBA, President and Co-founder of VicinityJobs.com
Our community partner Sheridan College just sent us information about a great incentive that the Ontario government offers through its Youth Employment Fund to employers who hire young workers – and Sheridan is delivering the program in Ontario’s Peel and Halton regions.
We hear quite often in the news about employers having difficulties finding suitable candidates for certain positions. But are they using the right tools and channels to make sure they are reaching out to the right candidates? In my experience, the answer is usually “no”.
by Strac Ivanov
When I speak at employment and community resource centre events about the challenges of finding work, I am often asked about tools that could help job seekers to learn about potential employers. At a recent business conference in Toronto, I learned about a quite impressive and fairly new free online information service called BizCompare.com that could come quite handy to some job seekers. It enables its visitors to research businesses in the United States. Unfortunately, BizCompare.com does not currently include information about Canadian businesses. However, I believe that it provides a very unique new perspective that could benefit Canadian job seekers as well.
Continue reading New Free Company Information Service Offers Job Seekers a Refreshingly New Perspective
Our community partners at Sheridan College in Oakville have just sent us information about a free workshop for employers that they are hosting in partnership with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group, titled “A World of Talen at Your Doorsteps”. The workshop’s focus is on recruiting and retain immigrants, in light of the fact that by 2013, immigration to Canada will account for virtually all of the net job growth. Continue reading Free Workshop for Toronto Employers Discusses the Challenges of Hiring and Retaining Immigrants
The Peel Halton Workforce Development Group, in partnership with Sheridan College and other government-sponsored employment services organizations in Peel and Halton Regions, are hosting their annual Peel and Halton job fair in Mississauga on March 30th. They are now looking for employers interested in participating in the event.
This event is partially funded by Employment Ontario, so the cost to employers is fairly low – $150 for “virtual” participation and $500 for an actual booth, and provides an opportunity to meet thousands of job seekers. If you are interested, you can find out more at the web site of the event, at:
On Monday, January 10th, 2011, Vicinity Jobs will deliver a free seminar in partnership with Sheridan College on the topic of Hiring Demand Trends in the Greater Toronto Area.
The seminar will be lead by Strac Ivanov – the co-founder of Vicnity Jobs – and features an overview of the impact that the economic slowdown of the past two years has had on hiring demand in GTA’s suburban communities. Labour market trends information from a variety of sources will be presented and explained, including VicinityJobs.com, Statistics Canada, and local municipalities. A special emphasis is placed on the industrial landscape shaping the employment markets in GTA’s suburbs.
The seminar will start at 9 am on January 10th, and will take place in the Sheridan College Halton location. Admission is free, but registration is required.
For the exact location and to register, please contact Sheridan College’s Community Employment Services at 905-845-9430, ext. 8160.
Our community partners at Sheridan College are hosting a free workshop for employers titled “Are you ready? on November 24th 2010, in partnership with the other Greater Toronto Area (GTA) community colleges, including Centennial, Durham, Humber, George Brown, Seneca. This is a full-day workshop, dealing with the challenges involved in effectively recruiting and hiring qualified immigrants. It is designed to help employers to improve their cultural competence by:
Our community partners at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville in partnership with The Peel Halton Workforce Development Group are inviting GTA employers to an event titled “A Lens on Ontario’s Labour Market Future”.
We just received a note from our community partners at Community Employment Services at Sheridan College announcing the annual Apprenticeship Career Connections Fair will take place on October 28th, in the International Centre at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON. Continue reading Apprenticeship Opportunities Fair for Job Seekers and Employers in Greater Toronto