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Changes Career Path for Family

November 21, 2017 | By
Posted in Job Search, Training


Changes Career Path for Family

Lando worked seasonal positions within the mining and exploration industry. He found himself out of due to changes in the industry. He worked in the industry for the majority of his working life, following jobs that took him away from home to work in remote camps for long periods. He found that as a result he lost touch over time with his family including his two young sons.

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Employers of Excellence: Locals Restaurant

November 16, 2017 | By
Posted in Employers, Services, Training, Workplace Culture


Employers of Excellence: Locals Restaurant

WCG’s Employers of Excellence series honours outstanding employers across the country that provide exceptional opportunities to job seekers of all ages and abilities. Our ServiceAbility Training Program team is pleased to recognize Locals Restaurant for its dedication to providing meaningful employment in Courtenay, British Columbia. WCG’s ServiceAbility Training Program is designed to prepare job seekers for employment in the retail and service sectors. Tricia and Ronald St. Pierre, owners of Locals Restaurant are outstanding employers and members of the community.

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A Letter from a Veteran

November 8, 2017 | By
Posted in Services, WCG


A Letter from a Veteran

More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country during times of war, conflict and peace, more than 118,000 of those men and women died during service. Every year on November 11th, we pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served. It is important that we continue to remember the sacrifices made for our country and our freedom, the sacrifices made from the South African War in 1899, the first overseas conflict our young nation was involved with, to World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the sacrifices made by our modern-day Veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Unemployed after Eleven Years, Linda Finds the Right Fit

September 7, 2017 | By
Posted in Job Search, Services, WCG


Unemployed after Eleven Years, Linda Finds the Right Fit

When Linda first visited WCG’s Calgary Career Hub she had been unemployed for two and a half years. Linda previously worked in the oil and gas sector for 11 years and was laid off due to downsizing. She had concerns that her age was a barrier to employment and feared that employers were wary of hiring people from the oil and gas sector. It was Linda’s first time looking for work in over twenty-five years; she wasn’t confident in her job application or interview skills.

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60 for 60: Week Thirteen

September 6, 2017 | By
Posted in 60 for 60


60 for 60: Week Thirteen

Every trainer I have ever spoken to or worked with stresses the importance of cross training.  Always being one to listen to subject matter experts, I undertook a bit of cross training on Saturday.  I mucked out a few paddocks with my youngest daughter! And then I walked a half marathon!  It was a hot and humid day, but all systems were go!

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