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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 6, Issue 1  (June 5/14)
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Hamilton Immigrant Mentoring Partnership (HIMP) Mentor Recognition Dinner 
Nelma Vega and Rosita Hall, mentee and mentor
Mentors in the HIMP program were honoured with a recognition event on May 21/14 at Dundurn Castle's Coach House.  Over 50 mentors, mentees, community partners and sponsors attended and heard mentor and mentee testimonials from Sunil George and Danny Arcand (TD Bank), and from Nelma Vega and Rosita Hall (Motivated Minds). Thanks to all the mentors who volunteer their time to help internationally trained professionals in the Hamilton area. For more information on being a mentor or mentee please contact Oliver Pryce at 905-521-5777 or via email at:
Employment surveys find many new post-secondary graduates value work/life balance and flexibility as they look for jobs

Employment surveys have found that recent graduates are optimistic about their job prospects and are determined to find work-life balance in their jobs. Work-life balance has been the number one career goal among students according to a global study, ahead of leadership opportunities, security, or prestige.


Canada 2020 releases "Skills and Higher Education in Canada" - the first in a series of policy papers

Canada's performance in higher education and skills development has been fairly strong for many years. On key measures we are at or near the top of international rankings and our highly skilled people contribute to economic competitiveness, social innovation, and political and community well-being.

But there are troubling indications that Canada's skills and education performance is deteriorating, that not enough is being done to address a range of economic and social problems, and that opportunities and benefits have been poorly distributed across regions and groups.

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