Behind the doom and gloom figures in the economy are the people directly affected by the loss of income and career security. What does the future hold for job seekers in Canada? (March 22,2016)
Across Canada, employment and job security is on everyone’s mind. As we welcome spring season so will job fairs and trade missions bloom, or so it seems from this week’s news so far.
This week, Ontario announces its trade mission to China last November is continuing support the creation of high-value jobs in the province, touting global online photo community 500px as an example of its success.
The Toronto-headquartered tech company is set to expand its global operations and its HQ in Ontario. The company has already hired 14 new employees, reportedly as a result of a venture capital agreement it announced during the China mission.
The mission is expected to create 3,500 jobs in Ontario.
Ontario’s Going Global Strategy promises to help startups across the province tap into global markets. According to a government news release, it’s part of the provinces four-part plan that includes investing in talent and skills. The plan is also making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy.
According to an article in Edmonton’s 630ched.com, research from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council show farms are currently short 26,000 workers.
The article quoted council member Debra Hauer saying the shortfall is Canada-wide, and that she hopes even those without farm experience would consider applying for work in farms.
“There are quite a lot of transferable skills between the oil and gas industry to agriculture, she told 630ched.com. “That includes all sorts of skills to do with mechanics, truck driving, logistics, all sorts of different types of skills.”
Growing the AgriWorkforce, The Canadian Agriculture and AGriFood Workforce Summit was held March 14-16 in Winnipeg. The summit encourages discourse among farm producers, food processors and private industry, as well as government representatives, educational institute representatives and industry stakeholders.
Canada Jobs held a cross-country job fair at Fredericton in New Brunswick recently, as more residents there are reportedly finding jobs out of province, Global News reports.
Approximately 300 job seekers reportedly attended the fair, which focused on locally based job placement.
Global News reports the provincial government has pledged to create jobs in the future.
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