Canadian Education News

Temporary foreign worker solution through youth employment program
High youth unemployment persists in spite of the hiring of temporary foreign youth works (TFWs). The hiring of TFWs is a concern with high youth unemployment at the same time. Industries have turned to Mobilize Jobs to use Canadian millennials to ?fill labour shortages.?

Founder of Mobilize, Benjamin Guth, said, ?We know millennials today require something completely different from a traditional job. They want an experience and a job where they can build skills?So they are a natural fit with seasonal jobs that have traditionally gone to TFWs.?

The Mobilize Jobs program is popular with Canadian Millennials, especially with the ?biggest draw? of travel. The program covers all ?hiring and payroll tasks, provides housing, and groups employees into team ?pods? that live and work together.?

Union drive take to St. Lawrence College by OPSEU
The Ontario Public Service Employees Unions (OPSEU) says part-time college staff need ?Ontario college presidents? to quit attempting to deny their rights. OPSEU President, Warren Thomas, stated that at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on April 7, 2016.

Union organizers were ?handing out a copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.? According to Thomas, by trying to remove the organizers from the campuses, the presidents of colleges are in violation of the Charter. Seven colleges, including St. Lawrence, are attempting to ban union organizing on college property.

The OPSEU notes that part-time college staff rarely get equal pay, and no right for ?health benefits, paid sick days or vacation time,? for the same job as a full-time employee. 20,000 staff at the 24 community colleges are represented by OPSEU.

Canadian Universities among top programs in the world
Four Canadian universities host programs in the top ten in the world for their programs. According to CTV News, these are programs in ?nursing, geography, education and veterinary science.?

QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked the universities. Head of public relations at QS, Simona Bizzozero, said, ?Canadian universities are extremely attractive…It’s one of the foremost study destinations globally, among the U.S., U.K. and Australia.”