25th May 2012

etechgigs Open For Business

mini-orbyEtechgigs is an online marketplace for people to exchange their skills at an affordable rate. Etechgigs is based in Vancouver owned and operated by IT professionals who have identified a great need for online gigs. The website has been revamped (although it doesn’t appear to yet be complete) to allow skilled IT professionals to offer cheap and affordable gigs from talented people around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th May 2012

Shaftesbury Announces School Sponsorship And Student Awards

shaftesbury films incLeading creator, producer and distributor Shaftesbury has announced a renewed sponsorship commitment to the Toronto District School Board’s Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA). As part of its ongoing support of the school, Shaftesbury will donate $30,000 over the next three years to the ESA Film program. Shaftesbury has also announced winners in the inaugural Shaftesbury Student Filmmaker Awards, in order to recognize achievement at each grade level of the ESA Film program. The awards were announced at ESA on Thursday, May 17 by The Listener’s Ennis Esmer (Season 3 premieres May 30 on CTV). Read the rest of this entry »

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24th May 2012

Communitech HYPERDRIVE Joins Global Accelerator Network

communitechPrestige, perks, and powerful partnerships are just a few of the benefits HYPERDRIVE, Communitech’s new tech accelerator, will enjoy as it officially joins the ranks of the influential and innovative organizations that comprise the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). Created in 2010 in conjunction with the White House Startup America Initiative, the Network currently includes most of the top accelerators in the world including TechStars, Excelerate Labs, StartupBootcamp and Springboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd May 2012

Seed Funders Contribute to Growing Communitech HYPERDRIVE Program

communitechCommunitech‘s HYPERDRIVE is top of mind for tech talent and financial backers alike as excitement over the startup incubator continues to grow. Seed round partners Canrock Ventures and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) share in the enthusiasm, with only two weeks left to submit applications for a coveted spot in the program. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th May 2012

Top Talent Awarded at Skills Canada National Competition

skills canadaCanada’s best and brightest skilled trade and technology students received official recognition for their outstanding performance as Skills/Compétences Canada announced the results of the Skills Canada National Competition. The closing ceremonies, held yesterday in Edmonton, were highlighted by the parade of champions and the announcement of the Members of Team Canada, whose next stop will be WorldSkills Leipzig 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th May 2012

Brand Yourself: Tips for New Employees Looking to Make Their Mark in the Workplace

randstadFirst day in a new job? Staffing, recruitment and HR Services  provider Randstad Canada says this is the prime opportunity to brand yourself – to showcase your talents and social skills in order to increase the potential of standing out in a crowded workforce. When properly executed, personal branding can be a powerful tool for professional success. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th May 2012

CYBF Surpasses Two Significant Milestones

 

Canadian Youth Business FoundationIn its last fiscal quarter, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has achieved and surpassed two significant milestones: successfully supporting more than 5,000 young entrepreneurs and spurring the creation of more than 20,000 jobs since its inception in 1996. More specifically, as of March 31, 2012, CYBF supported 5,133 entrepreneurs and 20,183 jobs, in 1,414 communities across Canada. This success is the result of CYBF’s strong relationships with its partners, its network of 4,000 dedicated volunteers and its world-class mentoring program. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th May 2012

Publishing Success Seminar In Vancouver This Month

Orby ReadsThe first ever Publishing Success Seminar will take place in Vancouver on Saturday, May 26th at the BCIT downtown campus on Seymour Street. Those attending can anticipate an intensive day learning about the ins-and-outs of the contemporary publishing scene including: Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2012

Randstad Canada Uses Social Media To Find Top Talent

randstadThere is no denying the use of social media sites has exploded over recent years. Currently there are almost 16 million Facebook profiles live in Canada and over 5 million on the professional social network LinkedIn. And as more and more people spend their time online, it only makes sense for Randstad Canada, the country’s leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services, and its skilled recruiters to use social recruiting techniques to be where the most qualified, talented, and largest pool of applicants are. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2012

Knowledge Circle Announces Online Language Training Solutions For Canadian Public Servants

knowledge circleKnowledge Circle is one of the largest language training providers in the National Capital Region, and is committed to instructor excellence as well as continual learning tool innovation. Now in its ninth year of operation, Knowledge Circle is proud to launch KCestore.com, its new online store with a line of online learning tools tailored specifically for federal government employees. Read the rest of this entry »

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