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 your business’ digital capacity, consider applying for a Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology.

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Exploring the Impact and Evolution of the 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 […]

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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 […]

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News/Features & Articles

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 23, 2022

How work-integrated learning benefits employers in remote, rural, and northern communities

Through work-integrated learning, employers in smaller communities can offer early talent an opportunity to experience life in a rural setting without the commitment of a permanent move.
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.
February 23, 2022

Inclusivity can help grow your business amid labour shortages

A recent panel discussion at the Canada 360° Economic Summit looked at how employers can use untapped talent to help their businesses grow and foster inclusivity for all Canadians.
February 18, 2022

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mohamad Fakih says success follows from purpose

Fakih’s motto of “people, purpose and planet” means investing in the surrounding community and making staff active partners in his company’s operations.
February 14, 2022

Overcoming an “unprecedented” situation and enabling growth for businesses in Timmins

A partnership with Magnet helped the Timmins Chamber of Commerce connect local businesses with student talent, while also identifying opportunities for long-term capacity building.
February 11, 2022

Changing the talent narrative

This year’s Magnet Spark! Session at Cannexus22 explored the changing nature of experiential learning and its role in preparing students of all backgrounds for transitions into new opportunities.
February 8, 2022

Le rôle des microcertifications et du développement des compétences dans les changements de carrière

Les experts affirment que la précarité d’emploi est là pour rester. Les changements de carrière étant la norme, les microcertifications peuvent aider les chercheurs d’emploi à acquérir de nouvelles compétences et à trouver de nouvelles possibilités d’emploi.
February 4, 2022

How microcredentials and skills development can help facilitate career pivots

Experts say work precarity is here to stay for most. With career pivots the norm, microcredentials can help job seekers learn new skills and discover new opportunities.
January 26, 2022

Time to ‘double down’ on innovative future

Technology and innovation will be the “great social leveller” in a post-pandemic world to help improve equity in the workplace, say expert
January 13, 2022

Un nouveau centre en ligne permet aux employeurs d’être des héros en matière de stages

La Table ronde des affaires + de l’enseignement supérieur met sur pied un nouveau centre d’apprentissage intégré au travail (AIT) pour les employeurs qui souhaitent lancer ou élargir des programmes de stages
December 17, 2021

New online hub lets employers ‘choose your own adventure’ with student placements

A new work-integrated learning (WIL) hub by the Business + Higher Education Roundtable designed for employers wanting to start or expand work placement programs.
December 16, 2021

Wes Hall is challenging corporate Canada

Hall is one of Bay Street’s few Black executives. Now, through his platform on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, a new podcast and the BlackNorth initiative, and his first ever published novel, the entrepreneur wants to see a Canadian business world where his story isn’t so unique.
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.