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Govt of NL press release: Provincial Delegation Pursues Skilled Labour at International Expos

Friday, September 19, 2014

 The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, is leading a delegation to participate in two Working International Expo events to help attract skilled workers and meet labour demands in Newfoundland and Labrador. The first event begins this Saturday, September 20, in London, England, followed by the Dublin, Ireland, event on Wednesday, September 24.


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The Telegram: St. John’s among most attractive cities to immigrants: study

Friday, September 19, 2014

 St. John’s is one of Canada’s most appealing cities for migrants, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. The report gives St. John’s an overall A in the study, one of six cities (out of 50) to receive the top mark. Alan Arcand, principal economist with the board, said Canada’s population is aging, making immigration an increasingly important source of population growth.


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Link to report: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=6441

 

CBC.ca: Aboriginal workers filling jobs on Muskrat Falls projects

Friday, September 19, 2014

 Progress is moving steadily along at Nalcor's Muskrat Falls site in Labrador, and people from aboriginal groups across Labrador are finding work in various capacities. The hydroelectric megaproject has more than 2,500 people from Newfoundland and Labrador employed in different capacities. About 400 of the Labrador workers are from various aboriginal groups.


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National Post: Alberta will soon topple B.C. as Canada’s third most populous province, and nine other things you need to know about our growing population

Friday, September 19, 2014

 Statistics Canada published its latest population projections on Wednesday, drawing on input from demographers across the country to assess what the country will look like down the road. Despite the “uncertainty inherent to population projections,” as Statistics Canada puts it, the results offer an interesting glimpse into the future. Graeme Hamilton offers 10 things you need to know about Canada’s growing population:


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VOCM: Health and Safety Sector Booming

Friday, September 19, 2014

 Huge growth in this province's construction industry is generating big demand when it comes to health and safety initiatives. Here's VOCM's Terry Hart. About ten years ago the number of workers in the construction industry was between eight and nine thousand, but now that figure has grown to around twenty thousand.


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