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

Optimism grows among Canadian firms, expectations for hiring positive

Published: 4/9/2012 3:25:00 PM - Author: none
'Business optimism in Canada is rising sharply as the gloom of the winter months appears to be giving way to better expectations for sales, hiring and investment, a new Bank of Canada survey suggests.

The quarterly survey of senior management from 100 representative firms, conducted over four weeks in February and March, found the outlook for future sales among the most positive since the recession...'

Help wanted: tech firms scramble for talent

Published: 4/9/2012 3:21:00 PM - Author: none
'Down the street from Research In Motion Ltd., (RIM-T12.990.372.93%) where a new CEO is firing senior managers at a firm whose growth has stalled, hundreds of smaller technology firms are having the exact opposite problem: Growing too fast, they can’t find enough people to hire...'

Why budgeting for education is in government’s interest

Published: 4/9/2012 3:06:00 PM - Author: none
'Budgets can be heavily politicized documents, often exposing a government’s true agenda. After all, politicians are trying to keep their jobs. But what happens if you take out the politics? A couple of Canadian economists suggest some programs that would directly or indirectly have benefit for all citizens and argue why it would be worthwhile for a government budget to include them...'

Ontario can’t say how many schools will close

Published: 4/9/2012 3:00:00 PM - Author: none
'There will be school closings coming to Ontario, but the government can’t say how many schools will be shut down under proposed cuts in this week’s budget, or which areas will be most affected.

Education Minister Laurel Broten said Thursday the government was committed to ending subsidies for underused schools, but it will be up to school boards to decide which ones to close...'

School boards scramble to analyze cuts

Published: 4/9/2012 2:56:00 PM - Author: none
'The Toronto District School Board could face an extra $25 million on top of its looming $85 million deficit because of funding changes announced in this week’s Ontario budget.

Among financial hits the board might take is the loss of the $5 million it receives from the province in “program enhancement grants” that provide extra dollars for the arts and other areas, according to an internal memo in which board staff took a first analysis of the provincial grants announced Thursday...'

Report sees 'staggering' growth in the oilsands between now and 2021

Published: 4/9/2012 2:53:00 PM - Author: none
'The oilsands sector may need to more than double its workforce over the next decade, as expansion projects create new positions and existing workers retire, the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada said Friday.

In a new report, the council predicted the oilsands workforce will grow by a "staggering" 73 per cent by 2021, from the 20,000 it employed at the end of 2011...'

Ont. gov't leaving school closures to local boards

Published: 4/9/2012 2:44:00 PM - Author: none
' There will be school closures coming to Ontario, but the government can't say how many schools will be shut down under proposed cuts in this week's budget, or which areas will be most affected.

Education Minister Laurel Broten said Thursday the government was committed to ending subsidies for underused schools, but it will be up to school boards to decide which ones to close...'

Changes possible to Ontario's education system

Published: 4/9/2012 2:41:00 PM - Author: none
'There are changes coming to Ontario's education system which will affect teachers and students alike.

Merging schools and school boards, imposing pay freezes and a cap on student credits are all on the government's agenda in order to help reduce the provincial deficit...'

Changes needed to ensure the future of skilled trades

Published: 4/9/2012 2:33:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario expected to have a million vacancies in the skilled trades within the decade...'

No co-op positions? Try student consulting

Published: 4/9/2012 2:28:00 PM - Author: none
'Colleges and universities are increasingly cultivating opportunities for students to gain work experience as an integral part of earning their diploma or degree.

At Winnipeg’s Red River College, the School of Business and Applied Arts has developed a new model of learn-work experience that goes beyond traditional forms of co-operative education and internships...'
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