They’ll leave behind high paying jobs, while their growing health care needs offer a tremendous growth opportunity in a raft of health-related industries as well as in supplying health services.
By: Roger Gibbins, president and CEO of Canada West Foundation
and Ryan Pike, Jim Hume student intern with the Canada West Foundation.
With the Canadian economy recovering from the recent recession, Canada’s economic outlook is in good shape compared to the rest of the world. Canada is the only G7 country that has returned to pre-recession levels of real output. While the past few years haven’t been optimal for recent graduates entering the workforce, opportunities for youth employment are gradually improving.
Continue reading Looking at tomorrow’s job market…
Employment opportunities will favour individuals and small firms in the new high-tech economy.
By David Seymour
What do a 100 year old Nobel economics laureate and one of the granddaddies of the silicon chip have to do with your career? When you put them together they offer a deep insight into what the economy and workplace will look like over the coming decades.
First, some introductions.
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By engaging students in local activities and clubs it allows youth the opportunity to realize their own potential and unique skills.
Skills Canada – Helping Youth Discover Careers in Skilled Trades
Demonstrating to young people that other options exist for achieving financial, personal and social success is at the root of Skills/Compétence Canada’s (S/CC) mission. As a national, not-for-profit organization we work with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth. We have a unique position with offices in all provinces and territories which enables us to work closely with young people to help them discover their future career paths. By engaging students in local activities and clubs it allows youth the opportunity to realize their own potential and unique skills.
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By Jenny Ford
At a young age Melissa Creede became an expert in her field. When she joined Delphi Group in 1997, an environmental consulting firm, she encountered the emerging discussions about climate change and was hooked. The issue was like a well-plotted novel; there were characters, money, politics, technology and an international appeal.
“I felt connected with the globe, the physical part of the globe and the people and culture of the globe, as well,” says Melissa, now 42.
Continue reading The Environment beckons, but…
We see the need to educate the next generation in commerce, marketing, and finance, and to do this in a university that inspires and prepares future leaders with skills complemented by ethics, integrity and service. ~ Peter Redekop, CMU
Canadian Mennonite University launched its new Redekop School of Business in Winnipeg in the fall of 2011. The school was made possible through a significant gift of the Redekop family of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia.
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