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Findings from our recent Manufacturing Quits Study show that job seekers were looking for options in employment including the option to work part-time. This study consulted manufacturing employees, employers and people who had recently left manufacturing jobs.
During consultations employers and their current employees often raised the fact that co-workers were often missing days and attendance was slacking. At a recent Manufacturing Job Fair, the majority of jobs on offer were full-time yet many of the attendees were seeking part-time jobs including a significant number of foreign students who are currently living in this area and are looking to work part-time to supplement their income. There appears to be lots of available overtime for those who…
In the 2018 Federal Budget, the Government of Canada announced a new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women to further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented. The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person.
To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;
- Not be a high school student;
- Self-identify as a woman;
- Have the required AIG-W supporting documents;
- Be registered with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade having low female representation;
- Have progressed in your training in designated Red Seal trades on or after April 1, 2018
- Provide proof that you have successfully…
The Workforce Planning Board's 2018 EmployerOne Construction Industry Insights show that 74% of construction employers had difficulty hiring in the past 12 months. The top reason given for this difficulty was "Not Enough Applicants". This is an indication of the workforce shortage in the construction sector.
Organizations like the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO) believe hiring indigenous youth for these construction jobs could be the solution to this problem. The AABO is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of Aboriginal people in the trades in Ontario.
The AABO is the embodiment of the Ontario-based Aboriginal Apprenticeship Strategy as defined in the document “Supply Meeting Demand.” Its purpose is to ensure that the components of the Strategy are well…
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