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Tuesday June 8, 2016

Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair Tomorrow in Toronto
Immigrant Support / Career Development
Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 Toronto will be hosting the sixth annual Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair. There is no cost to attend the event and it will be running from 10am to 430pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at 255 Front Street West. This event , in association with Centennial College provides information on careers, education and settlement and would be a great opportunity for anyone beginning a new life in Canada. Organizers have presented the following reasons for long-term and recent immigrants to attend the event:
  1. Visit the trade show of exhibitors including job opportunities at Bell, North West Company, Toronto Police Services and in the mining sector.
  2. Get information from settlement agencies and services providers to help you in your new life in Toronto.
  3. Get information on educational opportunities and bridging programs at local post-secondary institutes to help you maximize your foreign credentials and get back into your profession, from law to nursing to accounting (CPA) ,and everything in between.
  4. Bring your resumé for some personal advice at our popular day-long Resumé Clinic.
  5. Listen to Keynote address by talent management guru Chandran Fernando of Matrix Search Group on what  companies look for in talent.
  6. Be inspired by the morning speech from Syrian refugee, Nanor Balyozian, who has found success and happiness in Canada.
  7. Get tips from some amazing mentors with our Speed Mentoring activity by ACCES Employment  (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  8. Get tips on taking the IELTS and CELPIP-GENERAL English tests with great success.
  9. Ask your job search questions directly to a panel of experts in our first-ever moderated Q & A panel session on careers in Canada.
  10. Speak clearer with help from our first-ever on-site Accent Reduction Workshop. Don't let your communication skills be a barrier to your success! 

There are a number of exhibitors who will be on the trade show floor of the Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair in Toronto. In preparing the event, organizers wish to thank the following sponsors:  

  • Associate Sponsor: Centennial College
  • Platinum Sponsor: IELTS -British Council
  • Platinum Sponsor: Osgoode Professional Development - YORK University
  • Platinum Sponsor: Paragon Testing Enterprises (CELPIP English Tests)
  • Platinum Sponsor: CPA Ontario
  • Gold Sponsor: The Career Foundation
  • Gold Sponsor: Humber College - New to Canada
  • Gold Sponsor: Chatr


  • ACCES Employment
  • Automotive Training Centre
  • Bell
  • Brazolot Migration Group
  • CAMP
  • Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Care Centre for IENs
  • Career Connections-Insurance Institute
  • Global Experience Ontario
  • Health Force Ontario
  • I Dream Canada International Inc.
  • ICAS of Canada
  • Information and communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • Kelen Immigration Services
  • Magnet
  • McMaster University- W Booth School of Engineering
  • Metroland Media Group
  • MicroSkills
  • Mining HR Council
  • Monster Canada
  • Munera Professional Corporation
  • New Horizons Media
  • Next Step Employment Centres-TDSB
  • North West Company
  • Northwestern Ontario Immigration Portal
  • OMVIC - Ontario's Vehicle Sales Regulator
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Professional Access Into Employment (PAIE)/Toronto & Region Conservation Authority
  • Residence & Conference Centre
  • RMA-Real Mortgage Associates
  • Speech Science- Bonnie Gross
  • St. Stephen's Community House
  • Supply Chain Management Association Ontario-SCMAO
  • Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy
  • The Chang School of Continuing Education
  • Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
  • Toronto Police Services
  • Trios College
  • Uptown Communications
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto

To pre-register for the event, please go to www.canadianimmigrant.ca/careerfair/toronto

GE is moving its engine factory to Welland, Ontario
Recruitment / Manufacturing
The year 2018 will see the opening of manufacturing giant General Electric's new Ontario engine factory in Welland and the expectation is this will create 150 jobs. Described by GE as a "brilliant factory," the production facility is expandable over time and will support the manufacturing requirements of the company's other business lines. GE Canada spokeswoman Kim Warburton says the company anticipates the numbers to grow over time at the flexible factory.
"Canada is a leader in global innovation and historic commitments like this one from GE are an investment in jobs, our communities and our future," Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland. "This investment is also a reflection of the tremendous opportunities offered by partnering with Export Development Canada."
GE is moving its facilities from Wisconsin to the new Ontario operation due to a loss of U.S. export financing. The company said it would build the new factory in Canada to access support from Export Development Canada.
"Welland welcomes today's announcement and anticipates working closely with GE as they begin construction of their new facility in our city," Welland Mayor Frank Campion said in a news release. "We are excited about the employment and business opportunities GE's announcement will create for Welland residents."
"We are delighted to be building this new facility in Canada," GE Canada president CEO Elyse Allan said in a news statement. "The Province of Ontario and Niagara Region collaborated throughout the process, providing exceptional service and support in our site location efforts.
"In particular, they helped us with key requirements such as proximity to the Canada-U.S. border, access to talent, and transportation considerations."
Job market trends and wage expectations
Research / Income
Express Employment Professionals released new results from a survey of businesses on the state of the job market, revealing a majority of small and medium-sized businesses believe wages will be stagnant over the short-term.
Respondents were asked whether they expect wages in their respective markets to increase, decrease or stay the same over the next three months. The majority predict short-term wage stagnation: 61% expect wages to stay the same, but more than a third or 38% expect an increase. Only two percent expect wages to decrease.
When asked about the "current employment environment in your market," 68% of companies surveyed responded that it was "trending up," compared to 32% who said it was "trending down."
Businesses were also asked if they foresee a recession in the near future. Overwhelmingly, 94% of businesses surveyed don't foresee a nationwide recession in the next three months.
Eighty percent of businesses surveyed don't foresee a recession in three to six months, while 69% don't foresee a recession in six months to a year. Seventy percent indicated no recession in a year. Additionally, 65% of business owners don't expect a recession in two years, however, 35% anticipate a recession in two years.
"These survey results are a mixed bag. Many companies are cautiously optimistic but still have some hesitation about the strength of the economy in the near future," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express.
"It's good news for employees that wages are not declining, but we would rather see them rising than flat-lining. The tight labor market continues to put pressure on the need for wage increases but employers are reluctant to increase pay given the uncertainties about the strength of the economy," Funk said.
"And while most businesses don't predict a recession in the next near future, it's troubling that many companies foresee a recession in two years. Of course, we would all prefer to see an even more positive outlook after this slow recovery but that won't happen until government eases up on regulatory change for businesses."
The survey of 390 businesses in the United States and Canada that are current and former clients of Express Employment Professionals was conducted in the first quarter of 2016.
This Week in Social Media
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Business: More employees working from home in shift to 'telecommuting' (Click Here)
Jun 6
Investment: Ontario partnering with Epocal Inc to create 48 new jobs (Click Here)
Jun 6
Investment: Ontario providing mineral exploration assistance and training (Click Here)
Jun 5
Investment: Ontario is partnering with Kromet International to create 50 jobs in Cambridge (Click Here)
Jun 4
Hiring: Minacs to add 685 jobs across Ontario in next five months (Click Here)
Jun 3
Legal: The importance of signing the employment contract before starting work (Click Here)
Jun 3
Hiring: Ottawa medical device maker Epocal to boost production with 10.5 million expansion, creating 48 jobs (Click Here)
Jun 2
Investment: Ontario partnering with North Star Windows and doors in St. Thomas, creating 140 jobs (Click Here)
Jun 2

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Community Calendar
Career Development Events
Timmins Home Depot Career Event
Wed June 8th   |   4pm-8pm
Location: 2143 Riverside Drive, Timmins, Ontario
Link: Please Click Here
MASONITE Job Fair in London
Wed June 8th   |   10am-6pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott London, 864 Exeter Road, London, Ontario
Link: Please Click Here
Rogers Communications is Hosting a Job Fair in Owen Sound
Wed June 8th   |   2pm-6:30pm
Location: YMCA Employment Services, 1450 1st Avenue West, Suite 4A, Owen Sound, Ontario
Link: Please Click Here
Resto/Bar is Holding a Job Fair in Toronto
June 10th and 14th   |   2pm-6pm
Location: 20 College Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Link: Please Click Here
Homestead is Holding a Job Fair in Kingston
Employment Opportunities for Superintendent and Building Manager Teams of 2
Thurs June 16th   |   2pm-7pm
Location: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 11 Benson St., Kingston, Ontario
Link: Please Click Here
Job Postings
Career Development Employment
To post a job here, please email: OntarioLMR@outlook.com.
(When you write your cover letter, please mention you saw this advertisement in the Ontario Labour Market Report.)

Job Developer - Green Economy *NEW*
Community MicroSkills Development Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
Link: Please Click Here
Employment Services Supervisor (ESS)
PATH Employment Services
Hamilton, Ontario
Closes: June 8, 2016
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Employment Counsellor
Orillia, Ontario
Closes: June 8, 2016
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Career Specialist, Employment Services
Mississauga, Ontario
Closes: June 9, 2016
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Career Specialist
vpi inc
Oshawa, Ontario
Closes: June 9, 2016
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Employment Solutions Consultant *NEW*
Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes
London, Ontario
Closes: June 10, 2016
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Employment Settlement Specialist
Job Skills
Newmarket, Ontario
Closes: June 15, 2016
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Career Specialist, Employment Services
Malton, Ontario
Closes: June 16, 2016
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Program Manager/Employment Consultant *NEW*
Job Skills
Peel, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Job Counsellor *NEW*
ATN Access Inc.
London, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Career Advisor/Facilitator, YWCA Employment Centre *NEW*
YWCA Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Job Counsellor *NEW*
ATN Access
London, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Employment Specialist *NEW*
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
Toronto, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Employment Counsellor *NEW*
Job Gym
Welland, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Employment Counsellor *NEW*
Goodwill Amity Group
Hamilton, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Career Counsellor
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Employment Counsellor
Causeway Work Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Job Developer/Outreach Worker
The Career Foundation
Mississauga, Ontario
Closes: Unknown
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Did you know?
Fascinating Facts

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin supports nearly more than 75% of Canada's manufacturing, and a third of the country's employment in agriculture and food processing.
Quote of the Week
Career Inspiration

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
 - Thomas Jefferson
In This Issue
Immigrant Fair Tomorrow
GE Creating 150 Jobs
Wage Outlook
LMI in Social Media
Career Development Calendar
18 Career Development Job Postings
Fascinating Facts About Ontario Manufacturing
Inspirational Quote About Staying Calm

Ontario Labour Market Report

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