Canada’s economy loses when employers can’t find the right talent – the right technology can make sure they do

Magnet and Symplicity have shown how networked solutions can make access to talent and critical funding easier and more efficient for businesses.

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Research shows the importance of employers in training our future workforce. Here’s how we can empower businesses to more easily hire and train students.

By: Emily Madden, Senior Director, Magnet This year, Magnet and ICTC partnered to build on research exploring the impact of the Student Work Placement Program. The […]

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Digital Adoption and E-commerce Development Grants Available from ISED

Technology and the pace of change has accelerated a lot in the last few years. If you are having difficulty keeping up, or want to optimize […]

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Technology and the pace of change has accelerated a lot in the last few years. If you are having difficulty keeping up, or want to optimize your business’ digital capacity, consider applying for a Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology.

October 12, 2023

Student Work Placement Program boosts career prospects & affordability for young Canadians

Besides being linked with improved academic performance and career readiness, the Student Work Placement Program also provides young Canadians with an opportunity to earn vital income.
October 4, 2023

Exploring Impact & Evolution of Black Studies Minor at Toronto Metropolitan University

When the Future Skills Centre asked people across Canada to identify the most important skills for career success, they overwhelmingly identified social and emotional skills like […]
October 2, 2023

The Student Work Placement Program is building the foundation for the adaptable and future-ready workforce Canada needs

As one of 18 current delivery partners for the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), the release of The Impact of Work-Integrated Learning on Student Success and […]
September 27, 2023

New Brunswick Mi’kmaq community comes together to improve early childhood education

Through participatory engagement, parents, Elders, and community leaders joined forces to overcome quality of work concerns and define a new vision for childcare in their community.
September 18, 2023

Providing accurate and timely Labour Market Information can make Canada’s workforce more accessible to people with disabilities

As part of our efforts to support economic development and social prosperity across Canada, Magnet works with labour market information experts, AI technology, and others to […]
July 24, 2023

Supporting and empowering those living with HIV: an interview with Christian Hui

Since it first became known four decades ago, there have been significant improvements in healthcare for people living with HIV. These improvements have allowed those impacted […]
July 12, 2023

Navigating a Skills Mismatch Challenge

As I reflect on the ever-evolving labour market landscape in Canada, I was struck by economics reporter Matt Lundy’s piece in this weekend’s Globe & Mail, […]
June 7, 2023

Grow your business online with a $2,400 grant from the Government of Canada

When businesses adopt technology, they tend to be more productive, competitive and resilient. The business case for digitization took on new heights during the COVID-19 pandemic […]
May 26, 2023

The role employers play in helping newcomers adjust to Canada

Many newcomers have hopes and dreams of building a better life in Canada but may face challenges when immigrating to a new country and getting settled. […]
April 19, 2023

In the fight against climate change, more resilient communities includes stronger workplaces

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recently hosted a free webinar, Climate Change: Workplace Impacts, that explored how climate change affects both our […]
February 24, 2023

A digital marketplace that brings labour supply and demand together

Paul Jenkins, the Former Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada and a member of Magnet’s Advisory Board, explains how Magnet is harnessing technology to address challenges, such as retraining and advancing equity in Canada’s workforce.
July 18, 2022

Is the no-tipping movement sustainable for restaurants?

The sustainability of the no-tip movement is discussed by current and former no-tip restaurant owners in Canada.
June 24, 2022

The Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is removing barriers for Indigenous women artists

Learn how the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is supporting Indigenous women and removing e-commerce barriers for artists
March 15, 2022

Students risk being ‘highly qualified but underprepared’ when graduating without a network

Students should take advantage of opportunities to build their networks before they graduate college or university, says RBC vice president Mark Beckles.
December 8, 2021

The trucker paradox and labour market information

Ron Samson, senior manager of research and evaluation at Magnet, on how LMI can help us address workforce issues while understanding the future of the labour market.
November 30, 2021

Employer flexibility more important amid ‘all-out war’ for young talent, global expert says

In a keynote address and moderated conversation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, global strategy advisor and best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna explains why he believes an ‘all-out war’ for young, talented workers is ‘just getting warmed up.’
November 16, 2021

Why job seekers should think about the future when creating a resume

In an interview for the Canadian Abilities Foundation’s Parlay series, Magnet Executive Director Mark Patterson explains why it’s important to ‘get out of the historical mindset’ when building a resume, or pitching yourself to a potential employer.
November 9, 2021

Spotlight on: WithYouWithMe’s mission to help solve underemployment

Founded in Australia and now growing quickly in Canada, the organization provides free training courses and boot camps to help veterans, military spouses, and Indigenous people find employment at in-demand tech jobs.