Career Colleges Applaud Prime Minister’s Announcement on Training

April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 Vancouver – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) participated today in an event where the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, announced changes to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). These changes will allow students that are attending programs that are 34 weeks or longer […] Read More »

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 »

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 »