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Show entries from: April 2012 returned 127 result(s).

Can green and grey infrastructure collide with benefits for Ontario?

Published: 4/20/2012 4:32:00 PM - Author: none
'A province-wide coalition asking the province to support green infrastructure is pointing to social and economic benefits as well as ecological ones.

The Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition released a report, Health, Prosperity and Sustainability: The Case for Green Infrastructure in Ontario, in March...'

Federal skilled worker program revamp

Published: 4/20/2012 4:27:00 PM - Author: none
'There will be a separate and streamlined program for skilled tradespersons under the modernized Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which is expected later this year.

Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney recently spoke at a Bow II construction site in Calgary about the program changes to help fill the nation’s growing labour shortages in areas such as construction, natural resources...'

Toronto to host Canada Green Building Council conference

Published: 4/20/2012 4:22:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada’s largest green building event will look at how to implement sustainable design and operations on a grander scale, and based on a broader set of issues critical for a healthy environment and better quality of life for Canadians.

The full program is now available for the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) National Conference and Expo taking place in Toronto from June 11-13. This annual event brings together speakers and over 30 continuing education sessions with over 1,000 attendees and an expo with more than 100 booths...'

Darlington nuclear refurbishment drives Ontario construction worker demand

Published: 4/20/2012 4:17:00 PM - Author: none
'The plan to refurbish four reactors at the Darlington nuclear generating station east of Toronto is one project that will increase the demand for labour, according to exhibitors at the recent Future Building job fair...'

2012 Skills Canada competition heats up

Published: 4/20/2012 3:26:00 PM - Author: none
'Competition is heating up across the country as the 2012 Skills Canada National Competition swiftly approaches as students vie for a spot on Team Canada.

Following regional and provincial-territorial competitions, the national competition will take place at the Edmonton EXPO Centre from May 14 to 15...'

Changes to immigration system applauded by industry

Published: 4/20/2012 3:22:00 PM - Author: none
'The Canadian construction industry is applauding a new federal government plan to help fill growing labour shortages by changing the immigration system to make it easier for skilled tradespersons to immigrate to the country...'

For Google, the office is key to worker success

Published: 4/20/2012 3:10:00 PM - Author: none
'Want to really boost innovation? Ditch telecommuting and create office spaces that spur serendipitous encounters.

That’s what David Radcliffe, the Canadian-born executive tasked with scouring the planet for Google Inc. offices, advises. His job is to find urban spaces that can be turned into hip headquarters and design them to spark creativity, play and collaboration...'

CareerMash Girls Tech Jam

Published: 4/20/2012 3:02:00 PM - Author: none
'When girls get together, their ideas can be unstoppable! That’s why the CareerMash Youth Tech Jam series kicked off with a girls-only event earlier this month at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School in Brampton. With the help of CareerMash’s facilitators, 50 girls from three local high schools shared their hopes, dreams, fears and ideas about the future of technology and the digital society...'

'Smart Pen' Will Enable Collaborative Education

Published: 4/20/2012 2:56:00 PM - Author: none
'A Texas technology company has introduced a collaborative, electronic pen which, by functioning like an interactive whiteboard, will make creating a collaborative classroom easier and more cost-effective. Called Penvue, the new device allows teachers to make a whiteboard on any surface, such as a wall or a traditional projector screen, and then write digital notes on that surface, passing the pen to students who can then interact with the content...'

Three times more job hunters than vacancies: StatsCan

Published: 4/20/2012 2:51:00 PM - Author: none
'For every vacant job in Canada, there were 3.3 Canadians looking for work this past summer, a new survey by Statistics Canada shows.

In total, there were 811,000 people looking for work in the three months ending in September but only 248,000 openings, the agency said Tuesday.

The first survey of its kind since Statistics Canada stopped tracking Help Wanted ads, it proves there is a shortage of jobs, not workers, one labour economist said...'
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