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As you know, CIC delivers the CIC Newsletter direct to your inbox each Wednesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your career. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CIC Newsletter news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Ontario graduate degree survey shows where money, jobs are
Huffington Post
Many undergraduate degrees — including some that are considered a surefire bet — aren't quite the job magnets they used to be, according to a new survey of Ontario graduates. The Council of Ontario Universities' 2012 Grad Survey shows that employment rates six months and two years after 2010 graduates earned their degrees fell for a number of programs, even as Canada's economy recovered from the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
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Canada facing engineer shortage
St. Albert Leader
With our increasingly complex technical, social and environmental challenges, Canada is facing a critical shortage of engineers, particularly those who go beyond the undergraduate designation. Canada will fall behind without engineering leaders commanding the charge: "Canada lacks the highly trained talent to drive innovation and sustain competitiveness," says Dr. Steven Dew, associate dean of the faculty of engineering at the University of Alberta.
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Creating jobs in Ontario's high tech sector
Ontario.ca
Ontario is partnering with Cisco Canada to launch the largest job-creating investment in the history of the province's tech sector. Cisco will make Ontario one of its global research and development hubs for its next-generation technologies. It will create up to 1,700 jobs to expand its current Ontario workforce to 3,000 in the next six years, with up to $190 million in provincial support. Cisco will potentially grow its Ontario workforce to 5,000 within the next 10 years.
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Canada's fall in math-education ranking sets off alarm bells
The Globe and Mail
Canada has dropped out of the top 10 in international math education standings, a decline that is raising alarms about the country's future prosperity. Canada placed 13th overall in mathematics, down three spots from 2009 and six spots from 2006, in the latest results from the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment, the highly anticipated survey conducted every three years and which measures how 15-year-olds around the world are doing in math, reading and science.
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Workers go after in-demand jobs
St. Albert Leader
As Canada's skills gap continues to widen, companies continue to struggle to find the high-end niche skills needed to fill jobs. But according to a recent survey, Canadians refuse to rest on their laurels and are pursuing retraining to fill in-demand jobs. That's according to Hays Canada's survey What People Want 2013.
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