PM announces $52M for ‘innovation network’ between Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa


Network will link Ontario’s ‘top innovation hubs,’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Kitchener

The federal government is investing $52.4 million in an innovation network that is expected to create 18,000 skilled jobs in Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the funding for the new “Scale-up Platform” program for tech companies at the Communitech technology hub in Kitchener, Ont., on Tuesday.

The federal government says the platform will be the first of its kind in Canada, and it will incorporate the skills of Ontario’s “top innovation hubs”: Communitech, in Kitchener, the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto and Invest Ottawa.

The three will work with tech companies to grow their businesses.

The government said it expects the platform will help 30 Ontario companies, create 18,000 skilled jobs “and achieve revenues of $100 million or more by 2024.”

“For the first time in decades, we have a crop of scale-ready firms that are on the path to $100 million. Our job — through the Scale-up Platform — is to help those high-growth firms find the talent and capital to accelerate their growth,” said Iain Klugman, President and CEO of Communitech.

“We need to pool our expertise, our networks, and our resources to help them compete globally and create good-paying jobs for Canadians.”

This is one of many stops made by the prime minister this winter and spring, talking about jobs and the economy as his party prepares to launch its campaign for the federal election coming up in October.



~CXL~Study MBA (Cloud Computing) from Dublin Business School,Ireland


DBS is Ireland’s largest independent third level college. A mere two minute walk from St. Stephens Green, the Luas and all main bus routes, DBS is truly in the heart of Dublin city. Our educational sites in the prime city centre locations of Aungier Street, George’s Street, Balfe Street, and Dame Street are all within a few minutes walking distance of each other and provide students with access to all of the infrastructure capabilities of a vibrant modern capital city.

Our certificate, degree and postgraduate programmes are awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). All of these awards are recognised by the Department of Education, employers and all of the major higher education institutions for postgraduate study. Additionally, for those graduates wishing to seek professional qualifications, DBS relevant degrees are awarded recognition and exemption from professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

Our certificate, degree and postgraduate programmes have been designed to allow students flexibility in their career choice as we offer a range of Arts, Business and Law programmes at certificate level (level 6), ordinary degree level (level 7), honours degree level (level 8), postgraduate diploma level (level 8) and masters level (level 9) of the National Qualifications Framework. At DBS we have created a ‘ladder of opportunity and progression’ for students who can create their own study pathway to achieve their individual educational goals.

What is Master of Business Administration (MBA) Cloud Computing:: Overview

The MBA (Cloud Computing), awarded by QQI, is specifically aimed at facilitating the graduate’s understanding in the area and how organisations may exploit the vast business opportunities that result from the transformative power that Cloud Computing offers both now and in the future. There is emphasis on structured approaches for delivering effective solutions in the Cloud that address value, efficiency, risks and costs associated with a move to Cloud Computing.

Aims of the Programme::

The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

Key Features of the Programme:: This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

This MBA includes: • Personal, academic and professional development. • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation. • Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance. • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services. • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world. With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.



House prices in Dublin up to 14 times the average salary


By Digital Desk staff

CSO data released this week shows home prices in Dublin are now between nine and 14 times the average salary.

Houses and apartments in the capital have risen over 92% since their low point in the property crash.

Central Bank rules mean people can’t borrow more than three and a half times their salary.

John Mark McCafferty, chair of housing charity Threshold, says high costs mean people are stuck in the rental market:

“People are effectively locked out of home ownership, especially younger people and people on middle incomes,” he said.

“Some will now spend the rest of their lives in the private rental sector and that puts huge pressure on that sector especially given the affordability issues related to renting and the lack of security of tenure that many people face.”



Australia’s highest paid jobs revealed


Ever wondered which jobs in Australia pay the highest salaries? The latest taxation statistics by the Australian Taxation Office reveal people working in the field of medicine, engineering and finance take home some of the highest salaries in Australia.

It was during studying for his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, or MBBS, at the University of Melbourne that Karan Sinha developed a particular interest in psychology.

“While studying MBBS, I enjoyed psychology the most. I was also into spirituality and completely believe in the Hindu philosophy of dealing with the mind to overcome our problems. That’s how I decided to become a psychiatrist,” Dr Karan Sinha tells SBS Hindi.

But it took an additional six years of psychiatry training at Monash Hospital before he qualified.

“It is a long period of training and sometimes it can be trying. There are night shifts and weekend shifts,” he says.

The Australian Taxation Office has revealed that Dr Sinha’s profession was amongst the highest paid in Australia in the year 2016-17.

“Yes, it can be a rewarding job. We put in an average of 13 to 15 years of training so we are rewarded for the hard work we put in,” he says.



Canada set to make special visa scheme permanent, Indians likely to benefit


Indians are the largest group to be issued invites for permanent residency under the Express Entry programme of Canada

New Delhi: Indians who aspire to work and settle overseas, have a reason to cheer now. Canada is set to make the Global Talent Stream (GTS) programme, which offers a hassle-free and quick route to work in the country, a permanent scheme. Indians having a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) background, are set to gain the most out of this, the Times of India said in a report.

Under the GTS programme, processing of applications filed by sponsoring employees takes just two weeks. Those hired under the GTS route gain work experience in Canada, which will ultimately help them while applying for permanent residency under the Express Entry programme.

Worth mentioning here is Indians are the largest group to be issued invites for permanent residency under the Express Entry programme. During 2017, 42% of the 86,022 people who received invitations for permanent residency, were Indians. During 2018 it rose further by 13% to 41,000.

“We are attracting some of the most highly skilled people of the world, through our global skills strategy,” the ToI report quoted Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC), as saying in the budget document, tabled recently.



~CXL~Study PG in Healthcare Leadership and Management from Niagara College,Canada


The Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public College of Applied Arts and Technology within the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, Canada. The college has three campuses: the Welland Campus in Welland, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the Taif Campus in Ta’if, Saudi Arabia. Niagara College features two modern campuses in the beautiful Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. With only a 30-minute drive to the Canada-US border, both campuses are known for their warm and supportive culture and commitment to programs that offer real-world experience.

Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education in Canada. Every year more than 10,000 full-time students, including over 1,000 international students from 70 countries begin their dreams in our state-of-the-art facilities. NC is proud of being the most famous Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary and Business Management school in Canada.

Healthcare Leadership and Management:: International students are eligible to register for this intensive 1 year program, which awards an Ontario College Graduate Certificate. This Ontario College Graduate Certificate has been designed for those who currently have a degree or diploma and wish to continue their education in Health Care Administration. It is preferable if the previous education is in health care and the person has experience working in the health care field.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:: Gain administrative and leadership skills, preparing students for management careers in a variety of health care facilities. Access to highly qualified international department team that is focused on supporting success for the unique needs of international students. Unique interprofessional education experience with other health and allied health programs. Access to Co-curricular program in which individuals gain recognition for student engagement, leadership and co-curricular activities pursued outside of the classroom. Experiential Learning with standardized patients. State of the art simulation lab.

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS INCLUDE: Long-term care homes Retirement homes Community healthcare organizations Hospitals



Top 5 Events: March Australia Jobs Report & AUDJPY Price Forecast

The March Australia jobs report is due on Thursday, April 18 at 01:30 GMT.
– Overall, the Australian jobs market only has seen two months of contraction since October 2016.
– Retail tradersremain net-short AUDJPY, and have increased their net-short positions over the past week.s
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Despite ongoing trade tensions between its largest trading partners, the Australian economy has continued to chug along, steadily adding jobs for eight consecutive months.
If the Bloomberg News survey is correct, March will make it nine months in a row with positive jobs growth. Australian employment is due to have increased by 15K in March after adding 4.6K jobs in February. Overall, the Australian jobs market only has seen two months of contraction since October 2016.
With the unemployment rate set to hold at 5.1%, the Reserve Bank of Australia is simply looking for more evidence that the labor market remains a source of stability, particularly as wage growth remains weak and topline inflation pressures have only started to stabilize across developed economies.