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Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2023

Dec 16, 2022 2:41:53 PM

Cybersecurity continues to be a top concern for companies all over the world. Tech research and consulting firm Gartner estimates that global spending on information security controls and risk management products and services will total more than $188 billion in 2023—an 11 per cent increase over 2022.

So, given the growth in this field, what can you expect in the year ahead?

What Does an Immigration Case Manager Do?

Nov 2, 2022 11:14:02 AM

Are you considering a career in the immigration industry? There's never been a better time to get started than right now.

According to federal government data, Canada plans to welcome more than 460,000 immigrants annually for the next couple years. That will continue to generate strong demand for professionals who help with visa applications and the often complex process of settling in Canada.

You may be familiar with jobs like immigration lawyer and immigration consultant. People in those roles focus on providing advice and developing customized strategies for clients seeking to immigrate.

But what does an immigration case manager do? How do they fit into the immigration process? And what does it take to thrive in this role?

What Does a Law Clerk Do?

Oct 3, 2022 11:12:32 AM

Updated December 2022

You like the idea of a career in the legal field, and you have a vague notion that it takes a whole lot less time to become a law clerk in Ontario than it does to become a lawyer (which is true). But you’re stuck on a basic question: what does a law clerk do?

Here’s the short answer: A law clerk provides essential legal and administrative support to help lawyers manage their caseloads and serve their clients. Law clerks are not the same as paralegals, although both provide legal support.

In this post, we explore the role of a law clerk in Ontario: what they do, what skills they need, what career opportunities they have, and what training they require.

6 Accounting & Payroll Skills You Must Learn to Get Hired

Sep 8, 2022 1:52:01 PM

Updated February 2023

If you have solid math skills, are comfortable around computers, and like the idea of working in a business environment, you could be a natural fit for accounting and payroll training.

But it takes more than these basic skills to really succeed in a college program and land a position with a great company. How do you know if this career path is right for you?

Top 7 PSW Interview Questions

Aug 25, 2022 9:09:11 AM

Completing your personal support worker (PSW) training was the first step. But now that you’re looking to transition into the workforce, one key hurdle remains: the job interview. Preparing to face a hiring manager can be stressful, but learning about the questions you’ll likely face is a great way to calm your nerves and boost your confidence.

Questions like “why do you want to work here?” and “what are your biggest strengths?” are pretty standard for any position. And you should definitely be prepared for questions like “are you able to work shift work?” and “can you work nights and weekends?” But in this post, we’re focusing on specific PSW job interview questions that relate to what you would do in an actual job situation. Keep reading for sample questions and answers, plus extra tips on how to prepare.

The 2D Animation Pipeline

Aug 24, 2022 10:36:39 AM

While animated movies and TV shows can be made in several different ways, they all follow a series of steps in order to make the most efficient use of time and resources.

The 2D animation pipeline is made up of three parts: pre-production, production, and post-production. If you’re hoping to launch a career in this field, you need to understand what’s involved in each stage and how they relate to each other.

In this post, we’re focusing on puppet animation, since that’s what the vast majority of entry-level jobs in the industry are about. Keep reading to see how the 2D animation process typically unfolds.

The Importance of Time Management in Healthcare: Tips and Tricks

Aug 4, 2022 11:37:43 AM

Updated January 2023

Medical office assistants often find themselves pulled in many different directions. Picture this: The phone is ringing, frustrated patients are demanding to see the doctor immediately, a pile of voice recordings is waiting to be transcribed, and you still need to collect a blood sample from the patient in room two.

In a busy hospital or clinic, it might seem like you don’t have much say over how you organize your time. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep the chaos under control.

Read on to learn why time management is so crucial in healthcare settings and what practical tips you can follow to improve your skills in this area.

Immigration Case Manager VS Immigration Consultant: 4 Differences

Jul 19, 2022 11:29:22 AM

Updated December 2022

Canada is experiencing an immigration boom. We are attracting hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year and expect the trend to continue well into the future.  

This boom has generated very strong demand for skilled immigration professionals. These are the experts who help applicants secure visas to study, work, and settle in Canada. 

The industry includes immigration lawyers, immigration consultants, and immigration case managers. Each has a different role to play in assisting clients, and each has different training requirements.

Are you considering a career in immigration, but don’t want to become a lawyer? Immigration consultant or immigration case manager are both excellent alternatives.  

Which path should you choose? 

Your first step is to understand the key differences between these roles. Immigration c0onsultants and immigration case managers often work closely together—but these two jobs are totally different.

Here's everything you should know about these two immigration career paths.

How to Prevent a Security Breach in the Workplace

Jul 5, 2022 1:07:21 PM

Keeping information systems secure is a big challenge for many businesses, especially as the threats continue to grow.

In CyberEdge’s latest Cyberthreat Defense Report, close to 90 per cent of Canadian IT security pros surveyed reported their companies had suffered at least one successful cyberattack in 2021. That was up from 78 per cent just two years earlier.

So how can you keep your organization from becoming another unfortunate statistic? What can you do to prevent a security breach in your workplace?

This post will help you understand the nature of security breaches: what they are, how they happen, and what steps you can take to prevent them. Keep reading to learn more about common threats as well as IT security best practices for employees.

Why is Health and Safety Important in the Workplace?

Jun 16, 2022 9:10:57 AM

Updated January 2023

When a person gets hurt on the job, both they and the business feel the impact.

The injured employee must deal with missed work and lost wages. Meanwhile, the company may face fines, staff shortages, production slowdowns, lower morale, a damaged reputation...the list goes on.

The importance of health and safety in the workplace cannot be overstated. That's why occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals focus on preventing workplace accidents and injuries and promoting employee well-being. They do this by creating policies and providing training on emergency evacuations, hazardous material handling, machine lockout procedures, fall prevention, harassment, and much more.

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