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New Program to Help Immigrants Work in Their Fields

November 28, 2014

TRACY SHERLOCK, VANCOUVER SUN NOVEMBER 28, 2014 A new program is making it easier for immigrants to work in the sectors in which they were trained, the head of the National Association of Career Colleges says. Serge Buy, the NACC’s chief executive officer, says Canada often doesn’t recognize educational credentials that are granted in other countries, […] Read More »

Canada Job Grant: Information by Province/Territory

October 29, 2014

Currently applications for the Canada Job Grant have been launched in nine provinces and territories.  Our sector has a long history of developing partnerships with employers, leading to thousands of people improving their skills to get better jobs.  This program is a crucial link between employers, educators and Canadians looking for work. Up to date […] Read More »

Career Colleges: The Key To Employable Graduates

September 30, 2014

Certainly there is value in self-improvement and learning for learning’s sake, but it is getting harder and harder for Canadians to justify an education that may not have a job waiting at the end of it. For those with or without a degree, the most pressing issue is one of acquiring the specific skills that […] Read More »

NACC a Partner in New Career-Networking Platform

September 24, 2014

Helping Students Find the Right Jobs Ontario Supports Online Career Matching at Colleges and Universities September 24, 2014 11:30 A.M.,  Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities  Ontario is helping university and college students find good jobs by expanding access to leading-edge technology that provides timely labour market information and connections to businesses. Magnet, an innovative […] Read More »

Almost 7,000 Heavy Equipment Operators Will Be Needed in B.C.

September 9, 2014

ANDREA WOO VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Sep. 09 2014, 8:00 AM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Sep. 09 2014, 8:00 AM EDT Throughout the month-long campaign leading up to Christy Clark’s surprise election victory last year, the Liberal Leader hammered home the promise of job creation by touring construction sites and natural […] Read More »

The 5 Best Skilled Trades Jobs in Canada

September 3, 2014

HELEN RACANELLI Canadian Living www.canadianliving.com Want an in-demand job with a healthy future? Look no further than the skilled trades in Canada. “There is an incredible amount of opportunity in the trades industry in Canada right now,” says Peter Harris, editor-in-chief of Workopolis, who reports on trends and changes in the Canadian job market. “Trades workers need […] Read More »

Government of Canada Marks 500,000 Apprenticeship Grants Issued To Help young Canadians Get Jobs

September 3, 2014

    September 3, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced that the Government of Canada has provided a total of 500,000 apprenticeship grants to Canadians since 2007 to help them pursue careers in the skilled trades. Minister Kenney spoke with […] Read More »

Statistics Estimate 7,230 Electricians Needed Over the Next Decade in B.C.

September 2, 2014

ALEXANDRA POSADZKI The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Sep. 01 2014, 11:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Sep. 01 2014, 1:35 PM EDT Working as an electrician on a service truck with Houle Electric Ltd. means John Bemister gets to do something different every day. One day, he might be working with fibre-optic cables; the […] Read More »

With Eyes on LNG Boom, Demand for Construction Workers in B.C. To Rise

August 25, 2014

ALEXANDRA POSADKI The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 25 2014, 10:47 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Aug. 25 2014, 10:46 AM EDT James Blancard wears many hats – 27 of them, to be exact. That’s how many certifications the construction trades helper and labourer from Surrey, B.C. has acquired over the course of his four decades […] Read More »

Stats Say B.C. Expects 13,600 Job Openings for Cooks Now Until 2022

August 11, 2014

ANDREA WOO VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 11 2014, 8:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Aug. 11 2014, 8:00 AM EDT   Derek Gray’s career in the kitchen began with one simple goal: to learn to cook for himself. Growing up, the Richmond, B.C., resident recalled cupboards stocked with canned goods […] Read More »

Data Predict 13,000 Job Openings in Carpentry in B.C. Over the Next Decade

July 28, 2014

ALEXANDRA POSADZKI The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 28 2014, 10:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Jul. 28 2014, 10:31 AM EDT   Long, unpredictable hours and working through rain, snow and sweltering heat can make carpentry a challenging job. But for Scott Huisman, a Red Seal-certified carpenter with PCL Construction, being able to step back […] Read More »

More than 16,000 transport truck drivers needed in B.C. by 2022

July 21, 2014

ANDREA WOO VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 21 2014, 10:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Jul. 21 2014, 12:04 PM EDT   When Manny Dhillon began working as a container truck driver eight years ago, he felt he had landed a dream job of sorts: Being an owner-operator meant he was his own boss; long […] Read More »

Chefs, Hairstylists Among the Most In-Demand Professions

July 18, 2014

NELSON WIEBE EDMONTON — Edmonton Journal Published Friday, JULY 18, 2014 9:05 AM Last updated Friday, JULY 18, 2014 9:05 AM EDMONTON – Chefs, specialist physicians and hairstylists are among the 31 professions in high demand in the province, according to the Alberta government’s 2014 short-term employment forecast. The report, released Thursday, projects those jobs will be in high demand over […] Read More »

Canadian Mission to Study Training in Germany and the UK a Great Success

March 14, 2014

The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) is pleased to have taken part in the Canadian mission to study skills training in Germany and the UK. This mission, led by Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney, also included provincial government representatives (including Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education Rob Norris), leaders of business and labour […] Read More »

Canada Job Grant About Creating Jobs, Not Political Turf Wars

January 17, 2014

While provinces debate the latest federal offer in the Canada Job Grant saga, employers and thousands of Canadians hoping for skills training sit on the sidelines wondering why “process” has become more important than results. In its 2013 Economic Action Plan, the federal government created the Canada Job Grant. This new initiative would support employers […] Read More »

Let’s Put the Job-Grants Idea to Work

January 17, 2014

While provinces debate the latest federal offer in the Canada Job Grant saga, employers and thousands of Canadians hoping for skills training sit on the sidelines wondering why “process” has become more important than results. In its 2013 Economic Action Plan, the federal government created the Canada Job Grant. This initiative would support employers in […] Read More »

Businesses Watching Next Budget for Any Changes to Jobs Grant

January 9, 2014

A recent article focusing on the Canada Job Grant was published in major media outlets (most Postmedia newspapers, Global, the Globe and Mail, etc.). The article quotes NACC extensively and features one of our members, Willis College. You can find the article on the Globe and Mail website: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/businesses-watching-next-budget-for-any-changes-to-jobs-grant/article16269149/ Read More »

NACC Article in Canadian Industry Online

December 15, 2013

NACC CEO Serge Buy contributed an article to the December issue of Canadian Industry Online entitled “Changing the Face of Vocational Training”, highlighting the importance of forging productive relationships between educators, employers and governments to address skills gaps in Canada. Read the full article online: http://www.canadianindustryonline.com/01_magazines/CIO/CIO_DEC_2013/index.html#/94/ Read More »

Minister Kenny’s Speech at Willis College Event

December 5, 2013

Minister Kenney speaks at an event held at Willis College regarding a partnership between that college and an employer.  The Minister provides a very good description of career colleges.  To watch the video follow this link. Read More »

Federal Internal Report Fuels Job Grant Tensions as Kenney Meets with Provinces

November 8, 2013

BILL CURRY OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 6:00 AM EST Last updated Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 6:00 AM EST An internal federal government report has praised the effectiveness of provincial job training programs, a finding that undercuts Conservative criticism and is sure to add heat to the debate as Ottawa and […] Read More »