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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.


When virtual job interviews go horribly wrong
Bloomberg Businessweek
Business school career centers have long prepared students for job interviews, but now they have a new platform to contend with. Enough companies now interview for jobs and internships over Skype (MSFT) that career offices have started to train business students in the art of conversing on video chat.
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Want a job? Degrees in health, engineering work best
Toronto Star
If you want to improve your odds of getting a high-paying job after finishing your education, forget that English degree. A new report by Workopolis suggests that nursing and pharmacy students are most likely to land employment in their field after graduation. The study, which analyzed more than seven million resumes on the job search website, found that 97 per cent of those who studied nursing, whether it was at the bachelor, masters or PhD level, are working in jobs related to their education.
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Almost 6 years later, Canadian employment 'very weak' and wages 'subdued'
The Globe and Mail
Almost six years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the Canadian economy remains a troubled place. And so, economists say, the Bank of Canada spent more time than normal in talking about jobs and wages. Canada's unemployment rate now stands at 7.1 per cent, though the country did rebound faster on the jobs front than others did after the recession.
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Canadian job data point toward demographic shifts
The Globe and Mail
Canada's labour participation rate, the amount of people who either have or are looking for employment, is at its lowest point in 13 years and the available data are unclear about what exactly is causing the trend. Most of the attention for monthly jobs data focuses on two numbers: The unemployment rate and the net change in jobs.
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Canadian government adds 10 more jobs to skilled priority list
Expat Forum
Ten more occupations have been added to the priority list of skilled jobs in Canada, and overseas candidates will now have their applications fast tracked. Skilled trades added to the list include electricians, carpenters, welders, heavy duty equipment technicians, heavy duty equipment operators, geo-scientists, audiologists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, lawyers and midwives.
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