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Low literacy levels take economic toll in Surrey

Business in Vancouver - ‎12 hours ago‎
According to the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 42% of Canadian adults aged 16 to 65 have low literacy skills. It also reports that fewer than 20% of people with low literacy have regular employment and argues that a 1% increase in Canada's ...

Plus / Infiniti launches 2016 Engineering Academy - ‎6 hours ago‎
If adjudged to have the technical and personal skills that the academy is looking for, candidates will be shortlisted for one of seven Regional Finals (China, Europe including Russia, Canada, Mexico and Asia-Pacific. ... As the Technical Partner to the ...

Sutherland Global Services Named Employer of the Year Philippines 2016

Business Wire (press release) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The award is presented each year by the IT Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) in association with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. This is the second ICT Award presented to Sutherland Global Services.

Winner of 2016 'Catalyst' Award for New Biotechnology Graduates Recognized in Charlottetown by BioTalent Canada

Business Wire (press release) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Through projects, research and product development BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers, delivers human resource information and skills development tools so the industry can focus on strengthening Canada's biotech business. For more ...

The Sixth Anniversary of the Rwanda People's Party (RPP)

Salem-News.Com - ‎21 hours ago‎
All these are raised, to ensure the continued protection of Europe and its citizen's rights, yet they are the same western powers that are denouncing African governments when they place the security of African people, over the issue of terror and human ...

Migrant worker program called 'worse than slavery' after injured participants sent home without treatment - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The family of a migrant farm worker who died several months after a severe head injury says the program that brought him to Canada stripped him of his labour rights after he was hurt, then tried to cut off his access to health care. Sheldon McKenzie ...

Uganda: Change in School Curriculum Should Reflect Cultural Relevance - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Students come to universities when they do not have the requisite skills, such as mastery of instructional language, lacking skills of comprehension of basic concepts, the motivation to read widely and self-learn are all in disarray. ... with an ...

Public servants get advice on giving their careers a boost - ‎May 19, 2016‎
... and the Canadian Centre for Management Development. He said public servants don't have too many opportunities to chat about career development because the federal government is a huge organization and is "siloed" into so many different departments ...

If there's fire on the mountain

taosnews - ‎May 23, 2016‎
And just this month Alberta, Canada, has seen the ravishing effects of a wildfire - forcing mass evacuations as flames consumed whole neighborhoods.
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Temporary Foreign Worker program under review

Radio Canada International - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Four migrant workers testified at the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) today, explaining the need for permanent immigration status, open work permits and ... A CBC ...

Microbiome Company Seres Therapeutics: Interesting Science Aggressively Pushing Towards Commercial Application

Seeking Alpha - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The drugs are composed of living "keystone" organisms identified through examination of microbes in the human gut.

Bryan O'Leary, general manager of HRdownloads (CRAIG GLOVER, The London Free Press)

London Free Press - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The Conference Board of Canada released a report recently on the skills gap, concluding it is a problem across Ontario, costing the economy up to $24.3 billion in lost GDP, $4.4 billion in federal tax revenues and $3.7 billion in provincial tax ...

Employees increasingly confident in job stability: Survey

Canadian HR Reporter - ‎May 17, 2016‎
A large majority of working Canadians (86 per cent) are as confident or even more confident in the stability of their jobs versus the way they felt a year ago, according to an ADP Canada Sentiment Survey of 862 workers. "Confident ... strategy at ADP ...

CFIB proposes path to permanent residency to replace Temporary Foreign Worker Program (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is proposing an Introduction to Canada Visa that provides a pathway to permanent residency for workers in entry-level categories.

The gangs that cost 16% of GDP

The Economist - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Salvadoreans pay $756m a year, about 3% of GDP, to gangs, according to a study by the country's central bank and the UN Development Programme. El Salvador's shockingly high murder rate is largely due to ... “Colombia has drugs, but the only resource El ...

Engineering programmes in Canada

Jamaica Observer - ‎May 18, 2016‎
This particular programme deals with how to manage business projects to meet budgetary and time constraints, with matters ranging from procurement, human resources, costing, budgets, processes and implementation, which aim to enhance business skills.

Profile: George Steeves, president, Sterling Cooper

Business in Vancouver - ‎May 17, 2016‎
This has been especially true of the architects, engineers and other consultants serving the development industry, where acquisitions have transformed firms such as Stantec (TSX, NYSE:STN) into interdisciplinary giants - something that didn't appeal to ...

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recognized by the Government of Canada for outstanding employment equity - ‎May 20, 2016‎
... Human Resources and Labour Relations at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “For us, it's a reflection of the communities we live and work in and it allows us to benefit from the unique skills and experience that diverse work teams bring to the ...
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Basil Read mining: Taking off and flying high

Mining Review - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Ivanhoe Mines does not condone the attempt by MiningWatch Canada to spread falsehoods about the Platreef mine development project in the South African province of Limpopo. The recycled and ... Derrick Tsita, spokesperson for Mokopane Interested and ...

Vision Quest a time for reconnecting

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Vision Quest is Canada's longest running aboriginal business, community and economic development conference. The conference aims to educate, enlighten and entertain through workshops, courses, speakers, a trade show, cultural demonstrations and ...