Discover Ability Network connects job seekers with disabilities to inclusive employers

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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 5, 2021
Bill Heinrich, directeur de la division Mindset chez Orbis

Are Microcredentials the Solution for Continuing Education?

Microcredentials are an increasingly popular learning tool. Bill Heinrich, Director of Mindset at Orbis, says that trust, verification, and transparency will determine their success and staying power in the next ten years.
August 27, 2021

Helping Young Job Seekers Understand Their Strengths

After completing a personality assessment using Magnet’s ALiGN tool, job seekers in the ADaPT training program say they feel empowered and inspired by what it tells them. Read our case study to find out why.
July 16, 2021

Building Future Ready Communities: Breaking Silos to Support Job Seekers and Employers

Magnet and EnPoint are proud to launch a new series of webinars to explore the future of work with leaders across Canada. Our first stop was New Brunswick, where panelists discussed initiatives to build bridges between organizations, employers, and workers to support inclusive recovery and growth on the heels of COVID-19.
June 29, 2021

A Future of Work that Works for All

Highlights from a CERIC webinar, moderated by Magnet Executive Director Mark Patterson, exploring the themes of Zabeen Hirji’s keynote address at Cannexus21, “Building a Future of Work that Works for All.”
June 18, 2021
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How Cultural Support Can Help Indigenous Students Navigate the Post-Secondary Experience

Indigenous relations consultant Michael Etherington says he ‘sorely needed’ the balance, comfort, and awareness he gained from utilizing on-campus cultural support while studying at Lakehead University.
June 1, 2021
Mufaddal Munshi

Search for Dignity of Life Finds Success in Canada

Born with a genetic vision disorder, Mufaddal Munshi lost his sight days after graduating from university in his native India. He moved to Canada in 2018, hoping to fulfill a dream of finding a home where his disability would be less of an impediment to his everyday life and work.
May 28, 2021
Woman in wheelchair at desk

How to Ensure Your Hiring is Diverse and Inclusive

There’s no questioning the case for increased workplace diversity and inclusion. However, employers at many small- and medium-sized businesses are often unsure how to encourage and attract a more diverse group of candidates. Here’s what they should keep in mind.
May 17, 2021

How to Find and Hire a Work-Integrated Learning Student

Expert tips and advice for employers looking to hire WIL students to fill short-term employment opportunities.
May 7, 2021
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Why Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses Should Invest in Cybersecurity

With costly threats on the rise, cybersecurity is an especially urgent concern for small- and medium-sized businesses. Learn about the risks, and get valuable cybersecurity tips for your business.
April 6, 2021
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With Unique Pandemic Response, Canada’s Riipen Helps Both Students and Businesses

By making its service free for most users in the midst of COVID-19 upheaval, Riipen was able to connect more students to meaningful work integrated learning experiences, while also helping the small- and medium-sized businesses that benefit from student placements.
March 23, 2021

How to Find a Great Co-op or Internship Placement, According to the Pros

If you’re a post-secondary student who is looking for a placement right now, here are seven tips from the experts that can help make your search a success.
March 19, 2021
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Disruption Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic Presents Opportunity to Improve Access to Childcare

COVID-19 has made childcare access a front-of-mind concern for Canadians of all income levels, not just those who are less fortunate. With the issue - and its broader labour implications - so firmly in the spotlight, now is the time to find equitable solutions to an important and oft overlooked problem.