Archive for Month: February 2018

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Nation-Wide Demand for Skilled Trade Workers on the Rise for the Next Decade

The latest labour market forecast from BuildForce Canada states that over 250,000 construction workers are expected to retire this decade. This is a whopping 21% of the existing workforce! With the high numbers of retirees as well as growing need as infrastructure across Canada grows, the construction and labour fields […]

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7 Performance-Boosting Skills We can Learn from Olympians

Another Winter Olympics have come and gone. This Olympics, we’ve seen Canadian athletes dominate in figure skating, ice dance, curling, various skiing events and more. These athletes have dedicated their whole lives to becoming the best in their chosen discipline. “These athletes have cultivated habits that are essential for reaching […]

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What Mechanics Can Expect as Electric Cars Gain Popularity

Electric cars are a hot topic these days! As more and more technology develops, more are becoming available, from Tesla’s to KIA’s to even an electric Harley, it’s evident that the auto industry is changing. What does this mean for the people employed in the industry, the mechanics and technicians? […]

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Making a Good First Impression Before You Say a Word

There’s no question that what you say in an interview is important. Equally as important in making a strong first impression is your non-verbal communication: Your body language. In our everyday life, many of us may slouch or cross our arms, however, these simple habits can convey disinterest to some […]

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Looking Forward, Job Prospects in Labour and Construction Grow

“BuildForce Canada’s 2018–2027 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast shows that near-term construction demands will continue to strengthen across most regions, as major public transportation and other engineering project and ICI (industrial, commercial, institutional) building requirements are expected to rise to a peak in 2020.” As Canada grows and major […]

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TedTalk: Success is a Continuous Journey

“Why do so many people reach success and then fail? One of the big reasons is, we think success is a one-way street. So we do everything that leads up to success, but then we get there. We figure we’ve made it, we sit back in our comfort zone, and […]

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Tips for Productivity from Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec is among the most well-know business men in Canada. The CEO and founder of Herjavec Group moved to Halifax from Croatia before going on to found his successful business and act as a judge on CBC’s Dragons Den and Shark Tank. To get to the level of success […]

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“You just need a framework and a dream”

As cheesy as it may seem, a good motivational quote can really put things into perspective for us. When chasing the dream, getting knocked down is a part if the process. What separates those who fall to the edges and those who rise up and succeed? The ability to keep […]

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Music for Productivity at Work

They say that if you enjoy your work, you perform better. If you’re able to increase your productivity by combining something you enjoy, with your tasks at work just imagine how much your performance could improve. For many people, both young and old, video games are a great way to […]