Canada Employed: New Education Options and Priorities for Job Seekers 

The latest insight on the state of employment in Canada from Express Employment Professionals. 

Microcredentials: The Quiet Revolution of Skills Training in Canada 

Microcredentials, otherwise known as MicroCreds, have ballooned in numbers and popularity, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, and now educational institutions across Canada offer them. A white paper released by Express Employment Professionals delves into the who, what, where, when, why and how of microcredentials. 

For years, the Canadian economy has suffered from a skills mismatch—unemployed Canadians do not have the necessary skills for the jobs currently open. In other words, there isn’t a shortage of labour in Canada—but a shortage of skills. Microcredentials are increasingly seen as a key solution to fix this skills problem. Read more.  

Sense of Belonging at Work Also Very Important to Job Seekers 

In an ever-changing job market, job seekers are placing new and compelling priorities at the forefront of their career choices, with compensation no longer the only and most important factor, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals.

Related to work/life balance, job seekers place a significant emphasis on autonomy and control over their work environment and schedules. A substantial portion considers flexible working hours (60%) and remote work (45%) as essential. In fact, almost two-thirds (60%) would be willing to accept a lower salary for the opportunity to work remotely or for flexible hours. Read more.  

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