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10 Jobs expected to be in highest demand in B.C. in the next decade 

Globe and Mail, July 28, 2014 

British Columbia's skilled work force is expected to undergo an invisible shift in the coming years as the coming years as the pool of younger workers becomes smaller than the number of aging workers slated for retirement. In a 10- part series, The Globe and Mail looks at the 10 jobs expected to be in highest demand in B.C. in the next decade. Click here to read more! 

B.C announces $1.35 million dollars for training LNG workers 

Globe and Mail, July 28, 2014 

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk said Monday the Burnaby, B.C.-based institution will receive a total of $1.35-million to pay for the new positions and some minor equipment, and there’ll be similar announcements in the coming weeks across the province as the government rolls out its Skills for Jobs Blueprint. Click here to read more! 

It's Complicated: An Interprovincial Comparison of Student Financial Aid 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, July 17, 2014 

This study compares eligibility for student financial aid by examining the amount of funds (both repayable and non-repayable) that a student would be eligible to receive in each province, based on their income group (low-, middle- and high-income). Individual provinces have also demonstrated priorities such as debt reduction strategies, universal grants, and student independence from parental support, to name a few. The complexity of student aid eligibility in each province and territory is ranked based on the number of steps and outcomes possible for a simple, undergraduate application.  Click here to read more!




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