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Warmer weather renews our interest in spending time outdoors, offering us a chance to re-evaluate our lifestyle choices. Here are some tips to help you perfect the balancing act between the personal and professional:

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Whether it’s your first job out of post-secondary or the next step up the corporate ladder, finding a new job is never easy. If you’ve recently arrived in Canada, the process can be even more daunting.

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Canada is undergoing a major shift from a jobs economy to a skills economy, and our young people could be at risk of being left behind. Fortunately, a new report looks into the way we’ll all need to change to keep up.

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For most of us, our dreams of travelling the world get a harsh reality check when we glance at our bank accounts. As traditional thinking goes, you can either spend your money on trips or stay at home and save to gain financial security. Fortunately, now there's a third, much more attractive option — a working holiday.

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Today's modern workplace involves navigating flexible work arrangements, virtual offices and your online presence ( not to mention more traditional concerns like negotiating a promotion, unique coworker personalities and office politics. One way to get ahead and improve your work environment is to understand different conflict management styles.

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So you've spent the last four years of your life at university. You've dedicated your time in equal portions to studying in the library and making lifelong friends. You've had the best time of your life and are ready to walk out those ivy-covered walls with your diploma in hand.

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Whether you own a business or work for a large company, chances are you or some part of your workforce, work from home at least part of the time. The latest Statistic Canada data show nearly two million of us are working remotely at least once a week, and that number is growing as we learn more about the benefits of telecommuting for both employees and employers.

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According to a recent poll, 95 percent of Ontario parents are supportive of their children working in a trade-related profession, yet many are not talking about it.

A 2016 Ipsos Reid poll showed that working in the skilled trades rated favourably among Ontario parents, placing it slightly ahead of both the financial and service industries. However, despite this approval, results showed only 38 percent of parents have talked to their children about apprenticeship opportunities and a future career in the skilled trades.

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Whether you own a small business or work for a large company, chances are you work from home at least part of the time. The latest Statistic Canada data shows nearly two million of us are working remotely at least once a week, and that number is growing as we learn more about the benefits of telecommuting.

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One in eight jobs in Canada is tied to agriculture, with the range of jobs going well beyond activities that take place on a farm and even then, the types of jobs that happen on a farm are incredibly diverse.

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