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Canadian Intelligence Degrees Are A Viable Option

Published February 3, 2014

Intelligence degree options are beginning to be more widespread throughout the higher education institutions in Canada. Although this degree is not often talked about, it can be a viable degree choice that prepares students for many types of careers. The Development of Canada’s Intelligence Degrees Canada has been one of the first countries to adopt the intelligence degree as an option. While institutions around the world generally offer courses related to intelligence, few schools have degrees dedicated to the topic. Canada is more progressive than its neighbor to the south, the US, in terms of developing intelligence programs. The CIA […]

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In Elementary School Or High School, Teachers Salary Should Be Performance Based

Published January 24, 2014

A recent article in TheGlobeAndMail.com written by Caroline Alphanso condemns the tenure aspect of teacher’s pay and argues instead that teacher compensation should be strictly tied to teacher effectiveness; including classroom performance and student feedback. This argument stems from a recent report by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) stating that the current teacher compensation method is ineffective. The report written by the CCCE dismisses the idea of merit pay based on student test scores, as is the case in the current education debacle based in the US; especially with regards to older children, like a high school teacher. […]

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Does The Government Need To Raise Canada’s Early Childhood Education Salary?

Published January 23, 2014

Canada recently saw a steep drop in its global rankings with respect to mathematics education, plummeting from 7th place in 2006 to 13th place in 2013. In light of this slippage in status, the Canadian government would be wise to consider solutions to these recent educational woes. Though some have suggested changing the current mathematics curriculum from one that under-emphasizes theory relative to application to a more balanced curriculum, more comprehensive reforms might be required. Though content is an important part of education, so is instruction and Canada is simply not paying its teachers enough. Low salaries have serious ramifications. […]

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Is it Hard to Become an Early Childhood Education Teacher in Canada?

Published January 18, 2014

Are you interested in learning how to become a teacherin an early childhood education center? If so, then you should know that, though becoming an early childhood education teacher does take some work, it’s certainly not an impossible goal. In fact, there is actually a great need for these professionals in Canada, and many jobs are available. However, the competition for these jobs can be quite fierce, so it’s wise to do everything you can to give yourself an advantage and to increase your chances of landing the job you want. Obviously, one thing that can help you greatly when […]

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Are Canadian Lawyers Affected As Paralegals Start To Practice?

Published December 10, 2013

With paralegals now able to practice law in certain circumstances under the supervision of lawyers, the question arises as to whether lawyers will be affected in a negative way by this change. According to the Law Society of Alberta, CA: In Alberta, there is already a robust and expanding independent non-lawyer legal services market that is unregulated and is projected to grow. There are areas where low income Albertans (those earning under $50,000) are not able to pay for legal services delivered by lawyers or by independent non-lawyers. Alberta isn’t the only province experimenting with other-than-lawyer legal service providers; particularly […]

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Weakness Exposed In Canadian Education With Government Jobs

Published December 4, 2013

Canada has two official languages: French and English. Due to this, government programs, forms, telephone numbers, meetings, and everything else state-related must be available in both languages. That being the case, a large portion of these government positions require bilingual speakers. In fact, the article states: …Between 5,000 and 6,000 of these positions are designated bilingual, including all senior management positions…” One would think with this being the case, the government would be heavily invested in encouraging bilingual education in the education system in Canada, however one would be mistaken. Canadian bilingual education has been on the decline for about […]

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How To Engineer A Great Future As An Engineer

Published December 3, 2013

With near record industry growth and a plethora of new opportunities, job prospects are looking strong for almost every specialization in the field. Engineering degree holders are significantly more like to obtain a job than those with liberal arts degrees (Press). Despite discouraging brief trends in the 1990’s, steadily growing technical capabilities and employment have been rising across the board for Canadian companies as immigration of engineers has dropped. Infrastructure redevelopment and technical advances have left a massive need for engineering specialists, with many estimates putting labor shortages in engineering into the thousands by 2020 (CIC News). Continued development and […]

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Interesting Medical Degrees You May Not Think Of

Published November 13, 2013

There are many interesting degrees one can get in the medical field. The obvious ones: doctor, nurse, physicians assistant, etc are too easy. We set out to find interesting and unique medical careers one can get into without paying an arm and a leg. While there are several great careers, the top two are expounded upon (the remaining 3 filling out the top 5). These medical field careers are vital in today’s world, high paying, and constantly growing; checking the most important boxes. 1. Mortician A mortician is a trained medical professional who prepares the deceased for burial. Some morticians […]

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Is Teaching In Canada Smooth Sailing

Published November 6, 2013

There is no doubt that some jobs that seem to pay so little are so valuable to society. Teaching is that job, whether in Canada, or some other country. This profession can certainly be seen as a highly undervalued area of study by the pay that is awarded to educators. Education: Many students are seeking degrees online, and a teacher in Canada is able to pursue a portion of their degree through online studies. They have the ability to take two years of their Bachelor’s degree through distance learning programs at an accredited online school. Once those two years are […]

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Criminal Justice School Says Criminal Justice Is Still A Great Field

Published November 6, 2013

While most criminal justice graduates go into law enforcement, such as becoming police officers or corrections officers, there are a pleathora of other options to consider when looking at a career in criminal justice. A list from the University of Winnipeg gives quite a large list of options on their website. A few interesting ones are: campus security officer casino security/investigation court reporter credit investigator insurance investigator legal assistant probation officer youth court worker While there are literally thousands of jobs you can get into by getting a degree in criminal justice, the vast majority of people that go into […]

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