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April 25, 2024

AI’s swift progress demands lifelong learning as our anchor

By Emily Madden Senior Director, Magnet As the year draws to a close I’m taking time for introspection, seeking fresh insights from our collective journey. This […]
January 29, 2024

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

Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is Winnipeg’s lead economic development agency, driven by the needs of the business community and private sector funding. EDW’s mission is […]
January 22, 2024

Magnet’s Empowering 2027: A visionary roadmap 10 years in the making

By Emily Madden Senior Director, Magnet Over the last 18 months, Magnet has engaged with stakeholders, experts, and partners to solidify our goals and strategies for […]
November 23, 2023

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

By Mark Patterson Executive Director, Magnet When employment opportunity goes unmet, the collective failure to capitalize comes with real and significant costs to Canada’s economy. Those […]
October 27, 2023

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 […]
October 20, 2023

More employers hiring students means more growth and opportunity across Canada

This article is part of a series highlighting the findings of The Impact of Work-Integrated Learning on Student Success and the Canadian Economy, which explores the […]
October 12, 2023

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

This article is the latest in a series highlighting the findings of The Impact of Work-Integrated Learning on Student Success and the Canadian Economy, which explores […]
October 4, 2023

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 […]
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 28, 2023

Timely, relevant data and customizable dashboards put Magnet at forefront of LMI revolution

With customizable dashboards that present the up-to-date Labour Market Information a specific individual wants and needs, Magnet is empowering users across the workforce development ecosystem.
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 22, 2023

Research indicates Student Work Placement Program has significant benefit for Canada’s economy

Updated research examining the outcomes of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) finds that the federal paid work experience initiative for post-secondary students has generated almost […]
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 19, 2023

AI integration is disruptive but not destructive to newsrooms, journalism professor says

Research indicates that upskilling is necessary for journalists to keep up with evolving AI technologies in the newsroom. With the rising popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]
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 […]
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, […]