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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

Canadian small businesses advised not to overlook graduates with no experience

A former editor at the Harvard Business Review and founder of Fast Company magazine, argues that a shared attribute of great companies is that they hire for character, and train for skills. This is because skills are malleable, while character is far more static, argues Bill Taylor. It’s better to hire a recent graduate with a good character and work ethic than someone with more experience but lacking ethical values or aptitude. The cost of one bad hire can be devastating for a small business, which makes it all the more important to select the right talent.

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By The Globe and Mail
Published: April 14, 2016

New Canadian research shows which degrees lead to high-paying jobs

The Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) at the University of Ottawa, is attemptinng to quantify student success with the power of cold, hard data. Starting with students at the Ottawa institution—and recently broadening out to 14 colleges and universities across the country—they are meticulously tracking each student through school, and years later, using tax data to chart how each performs in the job market in the long term.

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By Maclean′s
Published: April 14, 2016

Internationally educated nurses to get head start in relicensing before immigrating to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has funded a new program at CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to help immigrating nurses get a head start on the registration process through Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS). PASS serves IENs while still in their country of residence, and are designed to shorten the time that IENs spend from arrival in Canada to professional registration and employment.

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By Canadian Immigrant
Published: March 17, 2016

Canada and Australia seek to attract more foreign students

More university and college students than ever are studying outside their home countries becomes a mass trend.  Foreigners now make up a sizeable share of students in some countries and courses—a quarter of all those in Australia, for example, and around a million of those on American campuses.There are 4.5m international students globally, up from 2m in 2000, and that is expected to swell to 7m-8m by 2025, driven by population and income growth in developing countries where local provision is poor. Some places that have not traditionally hosted many foreign students are trying to grab market share. Japan has a goal of 300,000 foreign students by 2020, 60% more than now; Malaysia, of almost doubling numbers to 250,000 by 2025.

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By The economist
Published: March 01, 2016

HSBC Commercial Banking Graduate Programme

Only 2 weeks left to submit your application to HSBC Bank Canada for their  2-year, rotational Commercial Banking Global Graduate Programme! The application will end  at March 15, 2016, with start dates in July 2016. If you’re a recent graduate or will graduate by July 2016 and fascinated by international finance, have a genuine interest in Commercial Banking and want to gain experience in one of the world’s leading global banks, then our Commercial Banking Global Graduate Programme is for you.

 

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By HSBC
Published: February 29, 2016

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