20 Jun

By: Bethany Osborne - Director, Stakeholder Relations and Business Development


“June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee”

- The UN Refugee Agency.

Since November 2015, Canada has welcomed over 40,000 refugees in almost 400 communities.

The Centre for Education and Training (TCET) works every day to provide support for newcomers, delivering employment, settlement and language services across the Greater Toronto Area, in addition to our LINC Home Study online learning system, our Canadian Language Benchmarks- Online Self-Assessment Service and our virtual international services through our Preparing to Work in Canada (PrepCan) pre-arrival services. TCET assists clients in Ontario, Canada and around the world.

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02 May

By: Arcelia Camacho, PMP


We are often told that networking is a crucial activity that should be engaged in if one wants to advance their professional career. This makes one wonder... Is professional networking a new trend? I tend not to think so. Networking has always been about who you know, and it seems to be so now - more than ever. Networking is a centuries old practice, so why is it still so relevant today’s job world? Well, the main reason is competition. Today there are over 3.334 billion people in the global labour force (according to 2013 World Bank stats) . Job market competition became global several decades ago, and with today’s connected world, competition is exponentially greater.

When it comes to most advice on networking, I find that many publications place too much importance on cookie-cutter strategies. From my experience as a former newcomer to Canada, here are the most important points that you need to know about professional - and lifelong - networking:

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28 Mar

   

By: Lisa Trudel, Career Specialist - 


Usually when I hear the word “blender” I think of protein shakes, nutritious fruit smoothies and pureed vegetables for my favorite cold gazpacho soup.  Yet recently I have heard this word used frequently in terms of the workplace.  

According to two recent Forbes and Newsdesk News articles,  “the blended workforce is on the rise”.  What is a blended workforce?  What do companies throw into their Human Resources blender of employees?

The answer is that the new blended workforce is a variety of employees with a range of different contracts.  It includes permanent full-time employees, part-time employees, temporary workers, contract workers, and freelance workers.  

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Government of Saskatchewan
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Region of Peel
Employment Ontario
Service Canada
Government of Saskatchewan
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Region of Peel
Employment Ontario
Service Canada