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How Will Canada Leverage Its Innovation Potential?

Canada has much of the infrastructure in place in order to grow its innovation economy. The country is home to a number of globally-ranked universities, and cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are hubs for globally successful start-ups. It’s the beginning of a great ecosystem, but it needs more.

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Career Transitions

The future of tech careers

Starting in on a tech career and nervous about the numbers? Before you lose sleep, it’s important to look at trends in the industry here in Canada, because there are lots of reasons to be optimistic. At the same time, it’s good to be prepared, so check out our tips for weathering storms, and taking advantage of opportunities.

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Canadian workplace culture
Career Transitions

A Canadian Workplace Culture That People Want

Canada has some of the highest workplace satisfaction rates around. We don’t need to tell you that the country has become the place to build a dream career for people from all over the world. Why? Part of the reason may lie in a culture of respect for employees, and in robust legislation supporting the rights of workers. But there’s more to the story, so let’s take a look.

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Hiring tools

6 Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time to Hire Remote Employees

Ever since COVID-19 swept over the world, more people have shifted to working from home. While some employees were only meant to temporarily work remotely, others quit their corporate jobs to exclusively apply for jobs where you can work from home. If your company hasn’t yet changed to offering remote work, it’s time to go for it – here’s why.

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Agtech

How to lead stronger teams on Canadian farms

We no longer manage people the way we once did; new school leadership suggests managing people the way they want to be managed. The secret is to keep your people running at their best by understanding what motivates and drives them to give 110%. Your number one people challenge on the farm turns out to be managing different personalities and attitudes.

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B2b tech sales
Career Transitions

Moving up the Ranks in B2B Tech Sales

The tech sector continues to drive pandemic recovery in Canada, which means that B2B tech sales is a great choice if you’re looking for a career change. So what about making a good living, and moving up the ladder in a new B2B career?

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Hiring tools

Paying attention to recruitment matters now more than ever

Tech companies and other highly-skilled industries in Canada continue to experience workforce shortages. So why can’t we simply recruit the workers we need? While hiring seems like a straightforward process, the reality is that it isn’t an easy task in the current climate. Hiring new staff can be a long and expensive undertaking, so we’ll highlight some challenges many recruiters face, and look at how to deal with them.

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Job search

11 Resources to Get Your Job-Search Ready

You’ve spent the past few weeks diligently debating whether or not to take the plunge and finally start looking for a new job. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Job searching can be a daunting task, especially if you’re starting from scratch. To set you on the path to success, we’ve compiled a list of 11 resources that will help you get job-ready.

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Alumni stories

Why are people pivoting to the tech industry?

We decided to find out what motivated people to make the change to tech, and what making that change was all about. Who better to ask than participants in our own tech training programs? The people we interviewed have transitioned from careers in fitness, retail, construction and hospitality, to name a few. Their reasons to make the switch to tech varied from cool perks and remote work, to job security and innovation. Although they come from different backgrounds, there were a few things they all had in common.

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Upskilling

Five skills that make great tech salespeople

Inherently complex and technical products need simple explanations that are seamlessly aligned to the needs of potential customers. It’s just one example of a critical skill set for tech salespeople. So now that you’re here, let’s take a look five of the most important skills and attributes that are especially vital for tech sales people.

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