Do less harm: Brittany Bingham on Indigenous-centred health care

Brittany Bingham explains the importance of individual and systemic change to ensuring Indigenous persons can safely access health care in Canada.

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February 23, 2022
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Inclusivity can help grow your business amid labour shortages

A recent panel discussion at the Canada 360° Economic Summit looked at how employers can use untapped talent to help their businesses grow and foster inclusivity for all Canadians.
February 18, 2022

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mohamad Fakih says success follows from purpose

Fakih’s motto of “people, purpose and planet” means investing in the surrounding community and making staff active partners in his company’s operations.
February 14, 2022
Hands putting two pieces of a puzzle together.

Overcoming an “unprecedented” situation and enabling growth for businesses in Timmins

A partnership with Magnet helped the Timmins Chamber of Commerce connect local businesses with student talent, while also identifying opportunities for long-term capacity building.
February 11, 2022

Changing the talent narrative

This year’s Magnet Spark! Session at Cannexus22 explored the changing nature of experiential learning and its role in preparing students of all backgrounds for transitions into new opportunities.
February 4, 2022
Two men conduct a job interview with a female candidate.

How microcredentials and skills development can help facilitate career pivots

Experts say work precarity is here to stay for most. With career pivots the norm, microcredentials can help job seekers learn new skills and discover new opportunities.
January 26, 2022
A group of young workers sitting around a table collaborating on a project

Time to ‘double down’ on innovative future

Technology and innovation will be the “great social leveller” in a post-pandemic world to help improve equity in the workplace, say expert
December 17, 2021
A supervisor works on a computer with a work placement student wearing a hardhat and safety vest in a warehouse

New online hub lets employers ‘choose your own adventure’ with student placements

A new work-integrated learning (WIL) hub by the Business + Higher Education Roundtable designed for employers wanting to start or expand work placement programs.
December 16, 2021
Wes Hall, founder of Kingsdale Advisors

Wes Hall is challenging corporate Canada

Hall is one of Bay Street’s few Black executives. Now, through his platform on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, a new podcast and the BlackNorth initiative, and his first ever published novel, the entrepreneur wants to see a Canadian business world where his story isn’t so unique.
December 8, 2021

The trucker paradox and labour market information

Ron Samson, senior manager of research and evaluation at Magnet, on how LMI can help us address workforce issues while understanding the future of the labour market.
November 30, 2021

Employer flexibility more important amid ‘all-out war’ for young talent, global expert says

In a keynote address and moderated conversation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, global strategy advisor and best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna explains why he believes an ‘all-out war’ for young, talented workers is ‘just getting warmed up.’
November 16, 2021
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Why job seekers should think about the future when creating a resume

In an interview for the Canadian Abilities Foundation’s Parlay series, Magnet Executive Director Mark Patterson explains why it’s important to ‘get out of the historical mindset’ when building a resume, or pitching yourself to a potential employer.
November 9, 2021

Spotlight on: WithYouWithMe’s mission to help solve underemployment

Founded in Australia and now growing quickly in Canada, the organization provides free training courses and boot camps to help veterans, military spouses, and Indigenous people find employment at in-demand tech jobs.
November 2, 2021
Mo Malayeri is a community builder first and that’s what informed the creation and growth of Tribe.

Putting community first: Tribe empowers businesses to connect customers under their brand

Mo Malayeri is the founder of multiple startups, but considers himself a community builder first. When he and his cofounders launched Tribe in 2018, they wanted to create a digital space that was more than a sales tool, but a launch pad for collaboration and learning.
October 22, 2021
A woman in a wheelchair is seated at a table with colleagues during a work meeting.

How self declaration can help your job search

Magnet’s exclusive tool matches diverse job seekers with opportunities and helps employers create inclusive workplaces.
October 14, 2021
Young men and women speaking while working together on laptop computers.

Helping local businesses in medicine hat connect with wage subsidies for student hires

With the local economy suffering from the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce helped its members access wage subsidy funding for student hires by participating in Magnet’s Chamber Partnership Initiative.
October 13, 2021
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Remote work and your small business

pointA Executive Director Dorinda So on remote work strategies and smart commutes for SMEs.