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July 20, 2015

Background: Canada has a shortage of skilled workers. Yet the country has tens of thousands of immigrants with professional training working as over-qualified cab drivers, security guards, and fast food workers.

Engineers Canada is the national organization that regulates the engineering profession and licenses the country’s 280,000 members of the engineering profession.

The organisation administers a unique program to allow under-utilised professionals to attain engineering accreditation through a series of examinations.

This…

July 19, 2015

Background: With couples delaying parenthood into their 30’s and 40’s, fertility treatments are increasingly the pathway to pregnancy.

Olive Fertility is a leading clinic in Vancouver, headed by accomplished medical professionals such as Dr. Al Yuzpe who has pioneered innovative techniques in the fertility field.
Aside from traditional marketing outreach through media outlets, the clinic hosts public seminars for couples seeking to learn more about fertility options.

Physicians at the clinic are regularly…

July 18, 2015

Background: Summer is divine in Tofino – Canada’s only surfing mecca – but winter storm season is spectacular.
Wave after giant wave crashes mercilessly into the shoreline of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Perched on a rocky outcropping amidst Vancouver Islands old growth rainforest overlooking the endless play of nature versus nature is The Wickininnish Inn.
Guests are able to dine in 5-star luxury while watching the waters of Pacific…

June 26, 2015

Background: The Polygon family of companies is locally owned and operated since 1980.
It has built more than 25,000 homes throughout the Lower Mainland, ranging from concrete high–rises to wood-frame condominiums, townhomes and single–family communities.
The company is an innovator in green practices having established the highest standards in rainscreen and building envelope technologies

The Work: The Lower Mainland of BC has one of the most diverse demographics in the whole of…

June 26, 2015
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Background: The province of British Columbia is currently experiencing a shortages of skilled labour and is projected to do so for the next decade.
Filling this gap is Canadian immigrants.
The Industry Training Authority (ITABC) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system.
ITABC works with employers, and employees to manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades.

The Work: Our team executed a multicultural outreach campaign to spread awareness…

June 26, 2015

Background: This property development company started as a family business more than 50 years ago.
Today it is one of Western Canada’s largest private real estate organizations with interests in residential and commercial real estate.
Wesgroup owns and/ or manages over 2.2 million square feet of commercial property and have built more than 6000 homes in 100 communities.

The Work: The River District project is the most ambitious development currently underway in…

June 25, 2015
Background: This award-winning series features stories on members of some of Canada’s largest unions.
These first person narratives of current members articulate the benefits of working in unionised workplaces. Members covers issues ranging from job security to family benefits, work safety to community activism.
Through participation in their unions, Canadian workers are able to foster safer and more productive work environments. Participating unions include: British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU),…

June 25, 2015

Background: The annual Adams River Salmon Run has been taking place before the First Peoples arrived in the Thompson Shushwap region of British Columbia. Every four year there is a ‘dominant’ salmon run – these are truly awe-inspiring as millions of sockeye return to the place of their birth where they spawn a new generation and then die.
These mature salmon have navigated thousands of kilometres through the Pacific Ocean…

June 25, 2015

Background: Catherine Sas, Q.C. has over 25 years of experience as a practicing immigration lawyer in Canada.

She provides a full range of immigration services and is a leading immigration practitioner (Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in Canada).

Her experience has been called upon for the most complex of immigration cases and has been the basis for her highly-acclaimed book: Canada Countdown, How to Immigrate to Canada – A Guide Book.< The…

May 26, 2015

Background: Value Village is a global thrift retailer of gently used clothing, accessories and household goods.
This green-oriented business of purchasing, reselling and recycling keeps more than 650 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year.
Worldwide Value village operates over 330 locations and has 20,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Australia.

The Work: Thinking green and recycling items like clothing is becoming a popular activity in North America…

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