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How international students can succeed at assessment centres to get a graduate job

Assessment centres are a popular recruitment tool for graduate vacancies, particularly with larger employers. The idea of being assessed for a whole day might seem like a lot of pressure, but if you follow a few of our tips you can arrive feeling prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. Employers invest money in assessment centre as they believe them to be a successful way to recruit the top talent, so, bring your ‘A’ game and do your best to show the company what you have to offer. 

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By Jen Garmston Published: June 03, 2019

Campus - Consultant/Senior Consultant, Technology, New Grad 2015 (Graduate)

Job Description
 
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015 
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Get your career off to a great start. Love the company you keep.
 
 
At Deloitte we are redefining what it means to be a professional services firm. We know that business as usual just won’t cut it. Our culture is built on the collaboration, flexibility and innovation needed to perform at the highest levels and exceed expectations. 
 
We offer a unique Deloitte Talent Experience that empowers our people with unlimited opportunities to do meaningful work and to grow, learn, and lead at every point in their career. 
 
Lead yourself. Lead a team. Lead the firm. It’s all possible at Deloitte. 
 
Deloitte is one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services in 56 offices across Canada. At Deloitte, we combine industry insight with a deep understanding of today’s local and global business challenges to give our clients the intelligent, practical and principled solutions they need to resolve both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. 
 
Let Deloitte show you how to push your career to the next level. And let your story unfold. 
 
 

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By Deloitte
Published: January 14, 2015

HGS Canada: 600 jobs to be created by the fall

A new Windsor-based HGS Canada call centre  — already interviewing for 120 positions to start in February, with as many as 600 by the fall — marks the city’s largest employment announcement in years.
 
HGS Canada president and CEO Ross Beattie said at a dignitary-filled news conference Tuesday in Windsor that the company will invest almost $4 million to completely renovate 38,000 square feet at Tecumseh Mall in the former Zellers store, which closed in the spring of 2013.
 
“At the end of the day, it is not that HGS chose Windsor, but that we chose each other, to partner in creating opportunities for this community as we prosper and grow together,” said Beattie, who noted that job interviews have already started. “As such, we look forward to developing a strong working relationship with other businesses and institutions in Windsor.”
 
Beattie said front-line staff will start at $11.50 an hour, while managers will earn between $28,000 and $100,000 a year.
 
 

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By The Windsor Star
Published: January 14, 2015

Canada-Ontario Job Grant covers up to 66 per cent of employee training costs

A new skills training initiative sponsored by the federal government and administered by the Ontario government is offering employers across Canada the opportunity to build stronger, better skilled workforces.
 
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is a pilot project that began in March 2014 and is just now getting off the ground.
 
"We′ve just recently been taking applications," said Rod Palmer, training facilitator at CSE Consulting in Prescott.
 
Palmer said that one major employer, based in Kemptville, just put through an application.
 
"It′s a fairly major employer in Kemptville," said Palmer. "We′re looking forward to watching that and seeing it come to fruition."
 
Palmer runs a program called Targeted Initiative for older workers, who may not have the skill set some employers are looking for. Palmer said the job grant may prove very beneficial to his clients in particular, to whom extra training would be an asset. "Its a program many employers might want to take advantage of," said Palmer. "It′s a good way for employers to get more skills training for their employees."
 
Basically, the government will pay up to 66 per cent of skills training for employees in Ontario, up to $10,000 per person. Palmer said its as simple as filling out the paperwork, which involves what type of training the employee or employees require, who will be facilitating the training, how long the training will take and how much it is estimated to cost.
 
"The employer does all the legwork and we facilitate the paperwork," said Palmer.The employer is still responsible for the remaining 33 per cent cost of training. However, they benefit from having a better skilled employee, which in turn improves their business.
 
"I think the job grant will indirectly improve employment," said Palmer. "It is really dedicated to helping employers."
 
Palmer said in some cases, employers will be able to hire unskilled employees and apply to get them the skills training they need for the position.
 
"It allows them to expand their workforce options," said Palmer. "Its an incentive for the employer. Hopefully, if the employer has a more qualified and better skilled staff of employees, then the business will be more successful and hire more employees."
 
The training costs are paid up front by the employer and then reimbursed by the government after proving the employee has completed the training indicated in the application.
 
The job grant falls under the umbrella of employment Ontario. Palmer said the job grant will likely improve the employment rate indirectly, by opening up doors for employers that were otherwise shut.
 

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By Inside Ottawa Valley News
Published: January 05, 2015

Where Canada′s jobs will be in 2015 and beyond

If you don’t know much about Edmonton, it might be hard to see the appeal.
The winters are cold and the landscape undramatic. Even local officials have had to stop calling it the City of Champions after years of disappointing returns from the hometown hockey team.
But there is one enviable thing Edmonton does have: jobs, and plenty of them.
Edmonton scored the highest among Canada’s biggest urban centres in terms of projected job growth in a recent labour-market study by CareerBuilder.ca, the Canadian branch of a U.S.-owned career site.
 

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By Yahoo Finance
Published: January 05, 2015

The Most In-Demand Jobs In Canada In 2014, According To Workopolis

Canada is known for having a resource-based economy, but looking at the country’s most in-demand jobs, you wouldn’t know it.
 
In fact, Canada looks like a lot like a service economy. Which makes sense, because that′s what Canada′s economy is really about. Three-quarters of working Canadians are employed in services.
 
So it makes sense, then, that cooks were the most in-demand workers in Canada in 2014, according to data compiled by job search site Workopolis, followed by sales reps.
 

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By Huffington Post
Published: December 31, 2014

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