So where do you look for qualified talent?
Changes in demographics, economic globalization and the emergence of a knowledge-based economy have triggered rapid change in the Canadian labour market and in the skills required by employers.
Internal training, foreign recruitment and offshoring are the most common steps taken to address recruitment difficulties. There is however another way to find and retain the right talent: hiring qualified students and recent graduates.
Colleges and universities can provide the largest inflow of workers into the labour market; and an effective, flexible and responsive system of postsecondary education (PSE) has been recognized as essential to supply the talent needed for economic competition on a global scale. More and more, students are looking to post-secondary education to help prepare them for employment and give them a needed leg-up in the labour market.