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December 2, 2015  

Volkswagen to appeal UAW micro unit ruling

Union seeks collective bargaining rights for small group of skilled workers at Tennessee plant

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October 26, 2015  

Maintenance workers at VW in Tennessee seek new UAW vote

Election on exclusive bargaining rights would only apply to the about 165 “skilled trade” workers at the plant.

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April 23, 2015  

US visa limits making it difficult to find skilled workers

Nearly two-thirds of VISA applications will be denied for employees adept in technology and other skilled fields.

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March 13, 2015  

Number of foreign workers tripled between 2002 and 2012

More foreign workers are filling skilled positions as the percentage of low-skilled jobs has declined.

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November 18, 2014  

Colleges launch Canada Job Grant services website

Provides guidance through the grant application process.

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October 23, 2014  

Innovation, skills among key factors for assuring SME prosperity

SMEs employs close to eight million Canadians and account for 54% of all wages paid.

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September 25, 2014  

Feds considering lifetime bans for companies that violate TFW rules

Maximum fines could increase to $100,000, specifically for violations that have resulted in financial benefit.

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September 24, 2014  

Provinces clamouring for TFWs need to invest in vocational schools: Kenney

Employment minister says polytechnic institutions and vocational schools offering programs for skilled trades are having their budgets slashed.

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September 23, 2014  

Age, not gender, the new income divide in Canada: Conference Board

Average disposable income of workers between 50 and 54 is now 64% higher than that of 25- to 29-year-olds, report finds.

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September 16, 2014  

New immigrants not sold on express entry system, study says

System will allow Canadian employers to select skilled candidates from abroad if there are no Canadians available for the work.

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August 7, 2014  

Feds funding projects to remove barriers from skilled newcomers in BC

Most of the 30 programs will have a particular focus on energy and natural resources.

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July 22, 2014  

Entrepreneurs could solve youth jobs crisis if barriers addressed

A shortage of people with relevant skills, finding local partners and accessing international financing are hindering efforts report says.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 26, 2014  

Canadian companies failing to invest in their people: survey [INFOGRAPHIC]

Businesses are failing to address the real reasons why recruitment and retention are on-going issues.

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May 7, 2014  

Kenney defends temporary workers hired in Windsor, Ont.

Liberal MPs are questioning why so many foreign workers were hired in Windsor when the city grappled with a 9% unemployment rate for much of 2013.

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February 12, 2014  

Drop dead date on job grant not ‘threat,’ but ‘back up plan’: Kenney

“If certain provinces refuse to participate, that’s not the end of the world. We’ll deliver the job grant,” employment minister says.

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January 21, 2014  

Businesses divided on skills gap tactics

Survey shows 71% of employers note responsibility to provide training programs but only 29% offer them.

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January 20, 2014  

Battle over Canada Job Grant not over yet

Jayson Myers says governments must address a lack of skilled workers and find out which training programs are working.

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December 23, 2013  

Why you should hire an apprentice | PLANT West

Five reasons internal training is a good investment.

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June 10, 2013  

US auto industry about to go on hiring spree to meet rising demand

As capacity continues to improve, auto and parts companies will add floor space and spent million on new equipment.

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April 18, 2013  

Immigrants stimulate trade growth and innovation in Saskatchewan

Immigrant employees boost innovation levels to enhance the return on investment for employers, according to the Conference Board.

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April 10, 2013  

AFL says foreign worker program wrongly used to fill low skill jobs

Steelworkers union calls for minister of human resources and skills development to resign over job outsourcing scandal.

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March 25, 2013  

Quebec: We want out of this new federal skills program

The new program would see more control handed to the private sector.

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March 22, 2013  

Employers, low wage workers missing the value of job training, survey finds

AP-Nord Centre survey says employees aren’t taking advantage of on-the-job training because they don’t know programs exist.

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March 14, 2013  

US small biz finds ways to beat skilled worker shortage

They’re partnering with schools and running in-house training programs.

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February 22, 2013  

IEC-BC receives $1.4-million to fund immigrant workplace integration

There are expected to be one million job openings in the next decade in BC.

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November 15, 2012  

NAIT launches trades to degrees initiative

Tradespeople with a certificate can now move to the third year of a degree program.

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October 26, 2011  

Salaries leaping in 2012: Conference Board

Rising demand for people with skilled trades and other workers in Western Canada’s booming oil and gas sector will push the national average wage up by more than 3% next year.