Bridging global talent and local business: How the Work in Manitoba portal is changing the game for employers

Discover how the Work in Manitoba portal leverages Magnet’s digital infrastructure to globally connect employers with talent, fueling Manitoba’s growth and ensuring a diverse, skilled workforce.

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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.

December 19, 2023

AI’s swift progress demands lifelong learning as our anchor

By Emily Madden, Senior Director, Magnet. AI and other technological advancements are rapidly altering our world. Perpetual learning is the key to thriving in the evolving work landscape.
June 6, 2023

Embracing Change: Reflections on my Experience with Remote Work

Everyday we are tasked with making decisions that consider the needs of our teams, our organizational culture, and our business objectives.   In today’s ever-evolving work environment, […]
April 20, 2023

Skills training for net-zero economy boosts building workforce and helps reduce emissions

To achieve its net-zero goals, Canada needs a pipeline of workers equipped with the latest green building skills. Here’s how one unique training program is helping.
April 6, 2023

Looking for your next ‘green’ job? Here are some tips and resources from experts

A recent webinar from the Leadership Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University examines jobs in the low-carbon economy and the skills needed in this growing sector.
March 9, 2023

Looming time crunch threatens work quality for Canadians, economist Armine Yalnizyan says

As millions of boomers leave Canada’s workforce, the tiny cohort behind them faces unpaid care obligations to older and younger generations, but little time for themselves.
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.
January 17, 2023

Learning from Canada’s Leaders in Workforce Development

Magnet and EnPoint are pleased to present a new report that collects the insights, resources, and strategies from thought leaders across Canada on building an inclusive future of work.
January 16, 2023

How to measure quality of work and why it’s important, according to the experts

The Future Skills Centre recently hosted a webinar to discuss approaches to measuring quality of work.
November 14, 2022

‘Bundled’ learning could boost agile thinking and help build research capacity in Canada

At the final Building Future Ready Communities; Virtual Tour webinar, panelists challenged aspiring researchers to become more agile thinkers by studying diverse but complementary fields.
October 14, 2022

TMU’s Occupational and Public Health MSc program is the first in Canada

Toronto Metropolitan University is the first in Canada to offer an MSc in public and occupational health. Dr. Chun-Yip Hon explains why it was important to connect the two.
August 22, 2022

Why letting different cultures celebrate ‘who they are’ is key to workplace integration

At the latest Building Future Ready Communities event, panelist Trevor Buttrum explained why successfully integrating different cultures in the workplace is about more than just representation.
June 15, 2022

Why two Ontario employers joined the living wage movement

Some Canadian businesses owners are recognizing the difference between the minimum wage and a living wage, and taking action. Two Ontario business owners explain how paying employees more has been good for everyone.
May 20, 2022

Latest Building Future Ready Communities event explores multigenerational workforces

The Building Future Ready Communities: Virtual Tour is a series of virtual events across all regions of Canada. Each one focuses on an issue related to the future of work.
May 4, 2022

Will Ontario’s new ‘right to disconnect’ law help employees find work-life balance?

What will the right to disconnect from work mean for employers and employees in Ontario? Some businesses are already doing more to help staff find balance.
April 12, 2022

Companies look to a four-day work week as employees demand more work-life balance

More companies are trying out the four-day work week to recruit and retain talent. Whether it’s just for the summer, or over the long term, some experts say a shortened work week can give workers more work-life balance and be just as productive for employers.
March 30, 2022

Why more job seekers are looking for work to ‘feed the soul’

Canadian employers are attracting top talent by showing they can ‘feed the soul’ and pockets of job seekers
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.
February 28, 2022

New BACEL training program offers ‘roadmap’ to business success for Black entrepreneurs

Through free training in skills development and networking, as well as mentorship opportunities, BACEL helps aspiring Black entrepreneurs overcome long-standing barriers.