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Agtech

Wondering if a career in agtech is for you?

If you’re an early adopter, there is probably no better time to think about a career in Canada’s agtech revolution. In response to many global and local pressures—including labour shortages, climate change, and even the rise of integrated value chains—the conventional approach to agriculture that dominated Canadian farms for decades is getting an upgrade, with a new focus on technology, sustainability, and precision.

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Career Transitions

7 Career Myths and Misconceptions to Watch Out For

Every year, millions of people make the decision to enter the job market, or to re-evaluate their professional lives and change careers. You could be weighing these options right now, and we don’t have to tell you that these are exciting and important decisions. And because they’re so important, we want to help you identify 7 key myths and misconceptions we’ve all somehow picked up along the way.  

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Digital agriculture
Agtech

The next wave of agriculture in Saskatchewan is digital and Indigenous-led

Indigenous communities stand to benefit from the coming digital agricultural revolution because these communities have everything in place to lead this same revolution. With more and more young and skilled citizens ready to embrace technology and entrepreneurship, the task will be to make sure that leaders in agriculture understand the need to work closely with Indigenous communities and concerns.

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Chair of Board
News

Palette Skills welcomes Janet Yale as new Chair of Board of Directors

On September 7, 2022 Palette Skills welcomed Janet Yale as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. Janet begins her term as Chair at a pivotal moment, as Canada’s economy makes progress following the COVID-19 pandemic, and as employers face unprecedented job vacancies amid one of the tightest labour markets the country has ever witnessed.

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Job search

How to Join the Workforce When You’re Short on Experience

If you’ve just graduated from high school or university, it’s a good idea to stay in touch with your teachers and people you’ve met on projects or internships for future references. Get comfortable with letting people know you’re looking for work, because all kinds of people may know of open job opportunities.

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Upskilling

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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