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West GTA Member SIG

December 7, 2019 Leah Nacua Brampton, Durham, GTA, Mississauga, Vaughan

Among the topics covered were the COJG (Canada Ontario Job Grant) program and JMPI (Job Matching, Placement & Incentives) program. With funding from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, and Employment Ontario, TCET also offers Employer Support Services at no cost to employers.

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NB - Premier Event with Continuous / Productivity Improvement Focus

December 4, 2019 Joan Richard New Brunswick & PEI

As we work away at Continuous Improvement initiatives in house, there is an untapped value through benchmarking and learning from other’s challenges, successes and methods. Recently, at the request of members, the first of quarterly event was held at AV Nackawic with a discussion around the value of benchmarking and ‘what are the barriers’ to successful CI advancement

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The Fifth 'S' - How to Most Effectively Sustain the 5S Process

December 2, 2019 Kim Wolf Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo

It is one thing to read about 5S in a book and an entirely different thing to have the tool be obvious, consistent, and effective throughout the facility a year later.

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Did high energy prices during the summer months leave you ‘burned?’

November 25, 2019 Scott McNeil-Smith Energy News

With almost 11 months of the year behind us, the year-to-date average Hourly Ontario Electricity Price (HOEP) is actually 25% lower than this time last year. Despite being low overall, there is still variation in HOEP as October’s average was around $6.50 /MWh but so far in November we are triple that cost!

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Increasing Labour Costs in China: Why Rising Wages Aren’t the Whole Story

November 24, 2019 Ramy Daoud, Western Union EMC Member Services

In recent years, Canadian companies and other producers have been feeling the pinch as the price of doing business in China steadily climbed. Many attribute this change to the rising minimum wage, which grew 64% in six years, bringing paycheques above those in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. Costs are significantly higher than those in neighbouring Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

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