- Career Day Event at Columbia College was a success!
- SHL's 2013 Global Assessment Trends Report is now available!
- Link it! Launch it! Love it!: Your Career Now Event
- Immigration Alert: CIC announced updates to the Economic Class program
- Actyl Group is searching for skilled workers in Europe and Central America
- New "open" work permit now available
- Just released, Inventory of Services for Immigrants in Calgary
- Shortage of Skilled Workers
- Is there a Global Labour Shortage?
- Alberta Human Services Provides
Can the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) be beneficial to the Canadian economy?
The primary objective of the TFWP is to permit the use of foreign workers only when Canadians are not available to fill the job. Recently there had been accusations that the program is bringing foreign workers to replace Canadians and encourages employers to exploit those foreign workers. But not everybody is against the program, Garth Whyte, President and CEO of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association wrote an article to highlight how he believes the continued use of the TFWP can benefit the Canadian economy.
Service Canada updates Labour Market Opinion recruitment requirements for NOC 0 and A occupations
Service Canada updated the advertising and recruitment requirements for Labour Market Opinion applications. This information is important for employers as they need to comply with new and current obligations when applying for Labour Market Opinions. In terms of new advertising requirements, For Management and Professional (NOC 0 and A level) jobs, at least one job advertisement must be posted publicly. Click on the link to learn about other changes in the requirements.
Sprint to the Finish Line – Hiring Untapped Talent Forum hosted by Alberta Works on May 2, 2013
This forum is one of the many events offered as part of the Alberta Works Week. During the Hiring Untapped Talent Forum, employers will receive information about the successful recruitment of mature workers, persons with disabilities and persons with developmental disabilities. The goal of Alberta Works is to help employers discover underutilized talent pools and share information on how to access them.
Please note this event is limited to employers. Register by April 26, 2013. To register click here
CFW's Newsletter is out!
CFW looks back at all the budgeting that was completed during March. With the Government of Canada’s budget they highlighted hidden productivity measures that included skills training, infrastructure investment and incentives to purchase new machinery and equipment. Learn more about the recommendations they proposed with their recent research linking infrastructure investment and economic productivity.
The role of HR personnel in supporting foreign workers
In 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) tightened the regulations governing who is authorized to act as a paid representative for immigration applications, leaving many HR personnel questioning their role in supporting foreign workers. In this publication, EY recommends HR personnel should be mindful of the restrictions in acting as a paid representative so as not to commit an offence under the IRPA.
Federal budget focuses on connecting Canadian workers and employers while increasing requirements to hire foreign workers
The government is staying the course to move to a faster, more flexible immigration system for permanent residence. Employers seeking to hire foreign workers who require a Labour Market Opinion will soon find themselves having to demonstrate greater efforts to identify qualified Canadian candidates, and to pay processing fees for opinions. While proposed program changes are likely to impact all employers accessing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, those hiring for lower-skill positions are most likely to be affected.
Petroleum Human Resources Council joining with Enform Canada to create one organization
The Petroleum HR Council of Canada announced that it is joining Enform Canada on April 1, 2013. This move will consolidate the safety and training services of Enform and the human resources services of the Council into one integrated national entity serving Canada’s oil and gas industry from coast to coast.
Take a look at the second quarter 2013 release of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey
The MEOS survey is conducted quarterly to measure employer’s intentions to increase or descrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. The survey derives all of its information from a single question, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the next three months to the end of June 2013 as compared to the current quarter.”