By Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau Mon., March 18, 2019 OTTAWA—Skills training for young and experienced workers will be front and centre in Tuesday’s “people” focused budget, one of many voter-friendly initiatives the Liberals are expected to roll out in their last fiscal blueprint ahead of the October election. Tuesday’s budget is expected to include a broad smattering of initiatives — including measures to make zero-emissions vehicles more affordable, first-time home buying easier and financial help for seniors — as Liberals hope to turn the page on the SNC-Lavalin controversy that has dogged them for more than a month. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will use the budget spotlight to boast about the Liberals’ economic record with low unemployment, solid growth (though slowing) and the initiatives of past budgets, such as the child benefit, that have helped reduce poverty rates. “We have an ambitious … [Read more...] about Federal budget to put focus on skills training for all ages
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The two city-states of Singapore and Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region in China, lead the IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 in Asia Pacific, while Malaysia has made significant improvements in developing a domestic talent pool. The IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 ranked countries based on three factors - workplace training, education, and language skills. Evaluating the capability of 63 countries in developing, attracting and retaining talent, the report shows that countries successful in talent competitiveness usually share high levels of investment in education and quality of life. Myanmar is not included in the ranking. Singapore (13th), Hong Kong SAR (18th) and Malaysia (22nd) achieve the best placements in terms of talent competitiveness. Compared to last year, Singapore keeps the same position in the ranking, Hong Kong declines by six places and Malaysia moves up by the same number. The two cities continue to excel in tapping into the international talent pool to … [Read more...] about Singapore, Hong Kong lead talent competitiveness in Asia
By Melissa Cheok Bloomberg Adrian Leung Mon., Nov. 19, 2018 Switzerland once again clinched the top spot in a global survey on fostering and attracting talent, in a top 10 list that includes Canada but not the U.S., and no Asian nations. The country retained its title for the fifth consecutive year on the World Talent Ranking report published by IMD Business School, a result of its strong emphasis on skills training and education. Denmark and Norway were ranked second and third respectively in the poll, which was dominated by European countries. While the U.S. didn’t make it to the top 10, it climbed four places to rank 12th. The U.K. slid two spots to 23. Canada was the only non-European country to feature among the top 10. “Economies placed in the top 10 of the ranking generally share high levels of investment in public education and a high quality of life, which allow them both to develop local human capital and to attract highly-skilled … [Read more...] about These countries are the best in the world at attracting talent
By Jennifer Yang Identity and Inequality Reporter Mon., Sept. 24, 2018 As a rookie engineer in the late 1980s, Gina Parvaneh Cody attended a conference in Toronto that she will never forget. The conference was about tower cranes, but that’s not what made it memorable. The moment that has now crystallized in her memory is when the MC opened his mouth to greet the crowd of 700 people: “Lady and gentleman,” he began, “good evening.” “There was one woman. It was me,” Cody recently recalled, speaking from her North York home. “I still remember that.” Since moving to Canada from Iran in 1979 to pursue her master’s degree, Cody has been a trailblazer in the male-dominated field of engineering: she was the first woman to earn a PhD in building engineering from Concordia University and the first to scale Toronto’s construction cranes as a machine inspector. She enjoyed a successful career spanning … [Read more...] about Concordia University’s engineering school is first in Canada to be named after a woman
By The Canadian Press Sat., June 30, 2018 SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT.—A manufacturing company says it’s laying off workers in Ontario in response to American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. A spokesperson for Tenaris, which manufactures seamless steel pipes, says 40 workers at the company’s mill in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., will be laid off on Sunday due to changes in the export market. David McHattie says the employees were hired at the northern Ontario mill to help with increased demand for the company’s products, including steel pipes. Read more: Trump’s tariffs will be more painful for Canada than the U.S., economist says Article Continued Below ‘I love Canada,’ Trump says after lashing back at Canada over Trudeau’s tariff criticism Canada moves ahead with $16.6B in tariffs on U.S. products as trade war heats up But months later, the Trump administration imposed a 25-per-cent tariff on steel and a … [Read more...] about U.S. steel tariffs cause layoffs in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.