BLOG | The economic downturn has left thousands of Calgarians unemployed. We want to find a better way to match them with new jobs, in different industries.

Interested in taking part in a workshop and building a competency profile? • Sign up for one of our competency workshops in Calgary here – see calendar for Build Your Competency Profile to Optimize Your Career Search and Job Opportunities events UPDATE: Thank you Calgary for your interest in our work. Our workshops are currently full. We will add

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PODCAST | What the West? 005: 8 for 2018

Subscribe | (iTunes) | Google Play | Stitcher | Pocket Casts Download | Episode 005: 8 for 2018 Welcome to 2018. The eggnog has gone stale, the trees have been composted or burned for warmth. And our thoughts can now turn to the future. Will this year be as tumultuous as 2017? Will North American trade cease?

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Analysis: What the end of NAFTA could mean for jobs in western Canada

As the fifth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations kick off this week in Mexico, uncertainty over the future of the pact lingers. The demands by the U.S. such as scrapping the agreement’s dispute settlement mechanism and stricter rules of origin for auto manufacturing are among a growing list of “take

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WATCH | The Skill Advantage: The 21st century challenge for Canada’s unions

Today, the Canada West Foundation released, The Skill Advantage: The 21st century challenge for Canada’s unions. Report author Janet Lane, Director of the Human Capital Centre, discusses the report, its findings and what it means for how unions can create value in Canada. The report shows how Canada can benefit if unions take better advantage

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WATCH | Beyond the Rules: Moving safety from compliance to competence

Today, the Canada West Foundation released, Beyond the Rules: Moving safety from compliance to competence. Report author Janet Lane, Director of the Human Capital Centre, discusses the report, its findings and what it means for workplace safety. The report looks at the case study of Waiward Steel, an Alberta company which, after four serious safety

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BLOG | How Canada can leap forward on workplace safety

Canada has a workplace safety problem – hundreds of employees die every year on the job, and hundreds of thousands are injured. Throughout the country, occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation and regulation tries to make workplaces safer.[1] Every province and territory has legislation that places responsibilities on employers to ensure the health and safety

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