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Professional Legal Assistants are the Heart of Modern Law Firms

Monday, June 8, 2009

Careers in the legal profession are both challenging and exciting, and the job opportunities continue to grow. Professional Legal Assistants aid lawyers with the compilation of legal documents, research work and help prepare cases for trial. In addition, they are responsible for liaising with clients and ensuring that cases are kept on track. In other words, they are vital links between lawyers and their clients.

PLAs require specialized career training to work in legal offices and departments. CDI’s Professional Legal Assistant program will give students an understanding of the Canadian courts system, legal rights, practices and procedures. As well, they will become familiar with preparation of wills, estates, real estate, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation and family law.

CDI graduates will be prepared to compete for employment in private law firms or corporate legal departments. Other opportunities include real estate and trust companies, financial institutions, and federal, provincial and municipal governments.

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CDI College Raises Over $4,200 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation
October 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – October 3, 2016 – In honour of World Heart Day on September 29, CDI College spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health. Over $4,200 has been raised by our campuses nationwide. All proceeds will...
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You’re Invited to CDI College’s National Open House
August 18, 2016
Join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia, Alberta,...
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CDI College Raises Over $6,100 at Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on May 1st, 2016
May 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – May 3, 2016 – This weekend, CDI College's campuses nationwide participated in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, raising over $6,100 for the Kids Help Phone. On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, CDI College's campuses across Canada too...
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CDI College Raises Over $3,400 for Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser
March 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – March 3, 2016 – Last week, CDI College campuses across the country raised over $3,400 at the Pink Shirt Day fundraiser, in support of CKNW Orphan’s Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy’s anti-bullying initiatives. CDI College has always...
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CDI College Launches Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser to Support an End to Bullying
February 22, 2016
Vancouver, BC – February 22, 2016 – In support of Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, CDI College is encouraging all its staff, students, and everyone nationwide to wear pink to show support for anti-bullying programs across the count...
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Congratulations to Winnipeg Intra Oral Dental Assisting Students for a Perfect Passing Rate on the NDAEB!
April 30, 2015
Winnipeg, MB – April 30, 2015 – The most recent graduates from CDI College's Intra Oral Dental Assisting program at CDI College’s Winnipeg campus have earned a 100% passing rate on the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) exam. The 45...
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Carving Out Time for Family Fun
December 9, 2014
The holidays isn’t just about the big Christmas tree or giant turkey. During such a busy season, it’s hard to make time to spend with your family and friends until the day of. Instead of waiting until December 25, here are some activities you can do...
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How You Can Help Others This Winter
November 17, 2014
With approximately 30,000 homeless people on the streets on any given night, homelessness affects more than 200,000 Canadians each year. According to the Canadian Homelessness Research Network , this number excludes the 50,000 from the hidden homele...
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Workopolis study reveals what CDI College has known all along
August 15, 2014
A new Workopolis study shows that a whopping 73 per cent of Canadians are working in careers unrelated to their post-secondary education – despite spending more and more time and money on that education. The reason behind the apparent paradox is sim...
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CDI College Winnipeg Campus Info Sessions
March 10, 2014
Medical office, addictions and healthcare aide careers in the spotlight Winnipeg, MB – March 10, 2014 – Healthcare is a growing sector with a wide range of career opportunities for anyone with the right credentials, including the areas of medical of...
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Health Care Aide Program in Winnipeg
August 30, 2013
Updated diploma program prepares grads for in-demand career in six months Winnipeg, MB – August 30, 2013 - As Manitoba’s population ages, the demand for well-trained health care aides is expected to grow. According to the Manitoba’s Career Planning...
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Notice Concerning CDI College Winnipeg Practical Nursing Program
July 10, 2013
Please be aware that effective June 1, 2013 CDI College Winnipeg is not accepting new students into the Practical Nursing program. For prospective students seeking a career as a Practical Nurse we advise you visit the CLPNM website at www.clpnm.ca a...
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Depression in the Workplace
April 12, 2013
Many people can't help it when depression strikes. Various stress factors such as home life issues, financial worries and work responsibilities can contribute to depression and it's not uncommon for the condition to affect their performance on the j...
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New Computer Program Increases Help Desk Productivity
April 11, 2013
Thanks to the rapidly advancing world of technology, the job of a help desk professional is always changing. Sometimes these changes are for the better, as new programs such as the Giva Service Desk Management Suite streamline tasks and increase pro...
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Be Aware of What You're Posting on Social Media
April 10, 2013
As fun as as it is to constantly update your social media pages, you should also keep in mind that what you post may affect you down the line. With an increasing number of employers checking out employees social media profiles, it's a good idea to r...
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Touch-Screen Phones Can Now Have Pop-Up Buttons
April 5, 2013
A new startup company, Tactus Technology, has recently shown tech enthusiasts a new breakthrough design in smartphone keyboards. Not crazy about the touch screen? If you're one of the many who miss their easy-touch buttons, you don't have to anymore...
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Volunteer Your IT Networking Services
April 3, 2013
For aspiring IT professionals, any type of work experience is extremely valuable when establishing their career. Volunteering your IT services at a local non-profit or charity organization is a great way to gain some extra experience for your resume...
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Being Employed Can Keep You Healthy!
April 2, 2013
Unemployment can do more than add stress to your life - it can impact health as well. According to a new study in "Archives of Internal Medicine," there are numerous links between joblessness and heart attacks, particularly in older workers. Rese...
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Find the Right Motivation for Your Professional Goals
April 1, 2013
Becoming a successful professional doesn't just happen overnight. It takes years of studying, building up work experience and networking with colleagues, and even then, you still have to revisit your goals and make sure that you're taking the right...
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Learn to Handle Stress to Improve Your Quality of Life
March 27, 2013
Stress can be a a major hindrance when it comes to being productive or cultivating a happy and successful life. Individuals working their way up in an industry have been known to crack under pressure, but by using a few practical tips for managing s...
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Early Autism Treatment May Have Impact on Development
March 26, 2013
Recent studies show that a certain type of behavioral therapy can improve symptoms and brain activity in children with autism. The therapy, called the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), aims to use a play-based, developmental, relationship approach to...
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Social Media is Changing the Face of Customer Service
March 25, 2013
We've all heard the old adage that the customer is always right. While it still holds true for most businesses today, customer service has changed drastically over the last decade, especially how customers can provide feedback directly to a business...
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Tips for Landing Your First Job After Graduation from CDI College
March 6, 2013
Edmonton, AB – March 6, 2013 - One of most rewarding things in life is landing your first job after graduation. But how do your talents, experience, skills and education help you find a job? To be recognized as an exceptional candidate, you must sta...
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Employers Must Know When To Hire IT Staffers
February 25, 2013
As companies throughout Canada continue to expand and embrace new ways of conducting business, more workers are needed to fill the growing number of responsibilities in these organizations. One of the areas seeing lots of expansion is the informatio...
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New App Helps Locate Addiction Treatment Centres
February 15, 2013
A new smartphone app enables Canadians to search for locations where they can find help for addictions and substance issues. The program, launched by Drug Rehab Services Canada, hopes to help more citizens take advantage of available addiction resou...
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Gain an Education at CDI College for a Career in Payroll
February 13, 2013
After devoting the better part of a year to a career training program, students could be looking at a successful career as a payroll administrator. Professionals in this field process payroll information and benefit entitlements for employees in com...
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Prepare for Offbeat Interview Questions
February 6, 2013
When most people enter an interview, they're ready to tackle questions their past work experience, education or how their personal strengths can help a company succeed. What they probably aren't expecting is a request to perform their favorite song...
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Interviews Hold More Weight Than Ever in Today's Job Market
February 5, 2013
Today's professionals have particular standards expected of them before they even sit down for their interview. Because of technology's capabilities and the ease with which professionals can network, employers anticipate that job candidates have alr...
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Losing a Job Can Be a Blessing in Disguise
January 29, 2013
Getting laid off does not have to be the worst thing to happen to a professional. Many times, when people are faced with having to leave their jobs, they had already considered the idea of leaving themselves. Most companies are looking for a good fi...
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Getting Along with the Boss is the Key to Success
January 28, 2013
One of the best ways students can find success in their professional lives is maintaining strong and positive relationships with their supervisors. Bosses can vary greatly from one job to the next, micromanaging in some instances and hardly overseei...
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Canadians Going After Dream Jobs
January 25, 2013
The popular professional networking site LinkedIn recently conducted a survey of more than 8,000 workers across Canada, and the company asked these professionals how their current jobs relate to their childhood aspirations. While not every individua...
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Your Portfolio: A Stepping Stone to Your Dream Job
January 25, 2013
When looking for a new job, your portfolio could be the key that opens the doors to success. The following guide can help you create a stunning portfolio that highlights your expertise while capturing a potential employer’s attention at the same tim...
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Newcomers to the Business World Turn to Apps
January 24, 2013
When it comes to starting a new business, getting the company off the ground can be intimidating, especially for newcomers to the startup world. For innovative individuals who aren't afraid of investing in new programs and technology, there are seve...
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Turn Your New Year's Resolutions into Real Results
January 23, 2013
The new year has just begun and it is the perfect time to start thinking about all of your career goals and what you'd like to achieve professionally over the next 12 months. The trick to accomplishing these goals is to stay realistic and make small...
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Quirky Perks Make Happy Workers
January 7, 2013
As an information technology student, finding the right workplace can be an exciting venture. Startup companies and small businesses are cropping up across the country, advocating new products or services for smartphones and other devices that are t...
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Gmail Settings Might Be Slowing You Down
December 19, 2012
Students who don't have Gmail at this point - especially students in the information technology sector - are part of a small minority, in comparison with other leading free email account providers. The service has a variety of features that cater to...
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Apps Put Students on the Path to Success
December 18, 2012
Tech-savvy students may already know about some of the top electronic tools that can help them with their studies, but there is no shortage of apps and computer programs that can ease the pressure of college courses. Students considering a career th...
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CDI College Holiday Bake Sale in Winnipeg
December 10, 2012
All proceeds go to the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society Winnipeg, MB – December 10, 2012 – Staff and students at CDI College in Winnipeg are appealing to your sweet tooth in order to help out a good cause this week. The college will hold a fundraising...
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How to Craft a Winning Resume
December 4, 2012
Executive summaries, objective statements and professional backgrounds are all different elements of a resume that students should be familiar with when crafting their own. While all of these details are not required on one resume, students can tail...
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Unwind After Class With These Healthy Activities
December 3, 2012
Taking classes often adds a layer of stress to an already hectic lifestyle, so it is important for students to find a healthy balance between their studies and relaxation. Healthcare courses aimed at teaching the basics of medical knowledge and term...
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Passion Makes Powerful Healthcare Workers
November 30, 2012
Parents, teachers, guidance counselors and coaches often give the same words of wisdom to students: Follow your passion. The statement is simple, yet occasionally difficult to follow for students who are unsure of what exactly that passion may be. S...
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Churches Hire Nurses to Treat Parish Members
November 29, 2012
Parish nursing is just one niche of the nursing profession that can be found across in Canada. These nurses provide support to church members who might not otherwise seek medical aid. Trained as Registered Nurses (RNs), parish nurses can make qui...
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IT Jobs Are Great For Working Moms
November 23, 2012
Mothers looking to get into the workforce face a big-time challenge. Not only do they have to prove they have the skills to land a highly sought-after job, but they also need to find employment that allows them to fulfill their role as a parent. Man...
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Business Managers Work Overtime to Recruit Top Talent
November 19, 2012
One of the most important jobs that a management professional possesses is recruiting the right talent to build a strong and successful team. In a time where job competition is stronger than ever, employers have a greater number of candidates to sif...
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Baby Boomers Using Young Mentors During Career Changes
November 2, 2012
It's never too late to begin a new career, and many of Canada's baby boomers are in the process of learning that firsthand. Luckily for these students, there are many opportunities for employment in Canada's growing workforce, and there are also man...
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Top IT Skills for 2013
October 29, 2012
With technology trends changing by the day, it's no surprise that information technology (IT) executives plan to hire significantly more skilled employees over the next year. According to the 2013 Forecast survey issued by Computerworld, 33 per cent...
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IT Skills: Crucial in Any Job Sector
October 18, 2012
Across the country, schools are changing their curriculum to reflect the rapidly evolving trends of today's environment, particularly in the technology sector. Only a few years ago, majors like journalism, business administration or even nursing did...
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Find the Right Place to Work as an Accounting and Payroll Administrator
October 16, 2012
One of the benefits of becoming an Accounting and Payroll Administrator is the diverse workplaces a person can choose from. Essentially, every business needs an accounting department to organize and documents their accounts that pay the bills, as we...
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CDI College Wins the Post-Secondary Challenge at CIBC Run for the Cure in Winnipeg
October 11, 2012
Campus receives Top Individual Fundraiser Award from Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Winnipeg, MB – October 10, 2012 – CDI College in Winnipeg took home the Top Individual Fundraiser Award for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Post-Secondary...
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Learn the Unpredictable Routine of a Computer Support Technician
October 3, 2012
Computer support technicians are not just important in the workplace - they are essential. These valuable employees provide assistance with a number of services, either in-house to coworkers or to customers that they serve. Whether they are responsi...
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Medical Office Assistant: Integral Role in Healthcare
October 2, 2012
Delivering top-notch healthcare requires 100 percent devotion from every person involved, including medical office assistants. These professionals can work in doctors' offices, medical clinics, hospitals and government health agencies, and in each e...
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After the Job Interview: Ways to Help Score an IT Job
September 28, 2012
Doing well in a job interview does not mean a job seeker has landed the position. Even after theys meet with a potential employer, job seekers still have a few responsibilities to take care of before that coveted job offer arrives. Interview follow-...
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Learn How to Handle People Well
September 26, 2012
Choosing a career as an addictions and community services worker requires many skills, both inherent and developed over the course of an their education, professional and life experience. In some situations, these professionals work with clients cop...
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Resolving Urgent Tech Situations in the Office
September 25, 2012
In today's office, computer support technicians never know what their day is going to look like. Whether there is an internet outage or they have to reconnect network printers to every single computer in the office, they are constantly busy tending...
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The Dos and Don'ts of a Strong LinkedIn Profile
September 24, 2012
They sent in their resume, submitted contact information of references and found someone to write a strong recommendation letter. Though it appears that these types of professionals have taken all the right steps, they still could be overlooking one...
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IT Professionals Can Use Free Online Resources to Supplement Tech Courses
September 21, 2012
As a part of their training, information technology (IT) professionals should be well informed of the latest breakthroughs in IT resources, software and other services. Various companies around the globe are extending their programs to any curious i...
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Need-to-Know Tips for Adults Going Back to School
September 20, 2012
Students of all ages have a number of factors to consider when they are heading back to school, from health concerns and helpful study tips to making strong connections to help further their careers. While it takes time to get used to managing acade...
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Women Rise Up the Ranks of the IT Industry
September 18, 2012
Since the early years of information technology (IT) - and even before technology, in the fields of science and engineering - women have typically been underrepresented in this field. While there may be several reasons why, the trend of a large numb...
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Ace Your Next Exam with Effective Study Habits
September 17, 2012
There are dozens of ways for students to perfect their note-taking skills, studying tactics and research methods. When they're heading back to school to become a medical office assistant, they could certainly use some of these tricks in order to com...
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Easy Tips for Students Heading Back to School
September 14, 2012
Heading back to school to pursue higher education for the first or even second time can be an overwhelming period in any student's life. Whether they're pursuing careers as practical nurses , computer programmers or massage therapists, the demands o...
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Find the Right Workplace to Start a Practical Nursing Career
September 13, 2012
Practical nurses are valued professionals in a variety of different healthcare environments. Their help is needed in doctors' offices, long-term care facilities, hospitals, schools and more, and in each particular area, they may assist a different a...
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The Importance of Finding an IT Mentor
September 12, 2012
When students are gearing up for their information technology (IT) careers by enrolling in specialized college programs, they might quickly realize the value and importance of finding a good mentor. Having someone whom students can turn to with prof...
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Ask an Instructor for a Letter of Reference
September 11, 2012
Before adults cross the last "t" and dot the final "i" of their oil and gas administration education, there are a couple priorities students must keep in mind to help them land jobs after graduation. One of the most important things is finding someo...
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Brush Up on Healthcare Skills for a Medical Office Career
September 6, 2012
As a medical office assistant, employees can gain the best of both worlds. While completing traditional administrative tasks, workers are also immersed in the realm of healthcare, learning about subjects such as biology, anatomy and physiology from...
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Showcase Competencies to Accounting Employers
September 4, 2012
Certain skills are required for every given profession, whether adults pursue information technology (IT) careers, nursing jobs or roles in accounting. Along with skills, an aspiring professional should be sure to develop competencies that will help...
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Canada's Public Sector Boosts Employment Across the Nation
August 29, 2012
Recent reports on the Canadian labour market highlight that gains are fairly consistent, though slower than earlier months such as March and April. Of all areas, the public sector has carried the employment rates and kept them at a steady pace. Acco...
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Find the Time to Study as a Practical Nursing Student
August 28, 2012
Every student has their own study habits, whether it involves finding a quiet space at home, listening to classical music or heading to the nearest cafe and getting lost in a health textbook over a freshly brewed cappuccino. It might take a few year...
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Strong Cyber Security Is Crucial in Today's IT Workplace
August 17, 2012
In today's world, most older professionals are the only ones who take into cyber security into account, while younger Information Technology (IT) are much more concerned with tech savviness and up-to-date programming methods. The problem is, if they...
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Back-to-School Tips for Adult Learners
August 15, 2012
After spending months or even years away from the classroom, adults may be a bit intimidated by the typical routine of studying, participating in class discussions, writing major research papers and completing semester-long projects. The first time...
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Computer Programmers Can Boost Resumes with Volunteer Work
August 14, 2012
Job seekers can boost their careers with more than just their own professional experience. While an aspiring computer programmer can impress employers with a list of relevant work experience on their resume, sometimes interviewers pay just as much a...
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Impress Accounting Recruiters With Strong Interview Skills
August 13, 2012
With just one tiny mistake during the interview process,candidates can lose the chance of landing their dream position. Whether they project too much confidence or come off as unprepared for the meeting, job seekers have a lot to keep in mind when t...
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Use Volunteer Experiences as Impressive Credentials to Show Recruiters
August 10, 2012
There are a variety of ways that recent graduates can improve their job applications to showcase how well they would suit a position. Even if a candidate's past work experience is limited to only a couple of positions, they can look to their volunte...
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Company Culture Can Make or Break Professionals' Job Decision
August 9, 2012
Professionals spend an average of eight to nine hours in their workplace each day, often interacting with their coworkers on a regular basis more than friends or even family members. As a result, finding the right company match becomes one of the mo...
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IT Professionals Need to Have People Skills Too
August 8, 2012
With the competitive job market of today, the more skills a professional has, the better. Students in the information technology (IT) sector have a growing list of demands that they must meet in their daily lives that essentially all revolve around...
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Learn to Balance Work and Personal Life Before Entering the Business World
August 7, 2012
While a passion for working is a positive quality for any professional to have, workers who invest themselves fully into their careers risk the chance of suffering from workaholism. This line is hard to distinguish for some individuals, especially t...
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Tech Recruiters Look for Workers with Drive and Initiative
August 2, 2012
Information technology (IT) professionals have known for some time that the IT sector is growing faster than most others across the nation. With this rapid growth comes an influx of students and new professionals entering the job market, creating an...
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Canada's Prosperous Oil and Gas Industry: A Smart Move for Career Changers
July 31, 2012
The oil and gas industry in Canada plays a crucial role in the nation's economy by providing thousands of job opportunities to adults, boosting the nation's overall income and helping maintain strong transportation systems across Canada. By the year...
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Technology Transforms the Modern-Day Office
July 30, 2012
The modern-day professional's office may look entirely different from those their parents entered at the start of their careers. Instead of cubicles, they work in wide open rooms. Half of the company may not even report to the office, as they can co...
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Manitoba Practical Nurses Abide by Provincial Code of Ethics
July 29, 2012
Practical nurses throughout the country are responsible for making sure they research the guidelines of each province where they apply for jobs. From application stipulations, codes of ethics and exam requirements, each region of Canada varies on wh...
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Employers Work Harder to Hold on to Top IT Talent
July 27, 2012
With the rapid development of start-up tech companies and the resulting increase in competition within the industry, information technology (IT) hiring managers must try even harder to hold onto their best talent. Students aspiring to become profess...
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Massage Therapists Bring Aid to All Industries, From Servers to Soccer Players
July 26, 2012
While workers who lift, stock shelves and move heavy objects may be fully aware that their daily routine takes a toll on their bodies, business people sitting in an office from 9 to 5 are also susceptible to everyday injuries and strain on certain m...
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How Women in Accounting Can Find Success
July 25, 2012
Research studies from around the world have demonstrated that women feel that they face different challenges than men in the workplace. According to a study from the Mergis Group, one of the main reasons for these differences is that a significantly...
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IT Workers Must Adopt Broader Skills to Advance
July 24, 2012
One sector of company budgets that has taken severe cuts throughout the country is investment in training programs, which has only hurt organizations' productivity in the long run. Professionals, particularly IT workers, have a responsibility to not...
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Massage Therapists Help to Heal Patients Using Hydrotherapy Treatments
July 12, 2012
Healthcare professionals consider massage therapy to be one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in some medical texts dating as far back as 4,000 years ago. This type of care is used to help relieve pain in the musculoskeletal, circula...
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Computers May Start to Recognize Their Users' Touch
July 9, 2012
Many internet security systems advise users to create passwords that are an intricate combination of letters, numbers and symbols to ensure that their personal information is secure. While this method is effective, it can also be nearly impossible t...
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Prevent Injuries to Small Muscles in Massage Therapy Work
June 25, 2012
Many massage therapists may not realize that after delivering care to dozens of patients, they too could benefit from the positive effects of a massage. Most practitioners experience some kind of pain or injury at some point in their careers in thei...
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Career Seekers Play Matchmaker When Hunting for Jobs
June 20, 2012
Finding the right fit for both the employer and employee is crucial to creating a productive workplace. Students pursuing careers in accounting and payroll should spend ample time researching potential employers before applying to jobs to ensure tha...
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Companies Need Skilled IT Workers to Ensure Tight Security
June 19, 2012
A company's emphasis on security can never be too strong. With the majority of businesses' data history stored using cloud computing, one tiny breach in the system can result in a catastrophic leak of all of their valuable - and at times confidentia...
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CDI Winnipeg Accounting and Payroll Grad Wins 2012 Silver Award
June 18, 2012
CDI College grads win CPA awards four years in a row Winnipeg, MB – June 18, 2012 – Once again, a CDI College alumna has earned honours from the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). Arlene Casubuan, a graduate of the Accounting and Payroll Administra...
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Studies Prove the Beneficial Results of Massage Therapy Treatment
June 7, 2012
Massage therapy can help individuals with lower back pain and problems related to stress, according to new research from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Looking at short-term and long-term benefit...
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New Film Series Looks at Mental Illness in Indonesia
June 6, 2012
A new film series called "Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia" takes a look at mental illness in the developing world, profiling men, women and children living with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, anti-social personality disorde...
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New "Appliance" Synchronizes Company Tech Devices
June 5, 2012
Information technology companies are some of the fastest growing businesses in the business sphere today, creating demand for new software, hardware and workers to continue its success. As the emergence of new technological devices continues, IT dep...
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Use Your Online Presence to Catch an Employer's Attention
June 5, 2012
Whether they work in accounting firms, corporate accounting departments, small businesses or payroll departments, accounting and payroll professionals may find a range of employment opportunities in their field. However, if they're interested in wor...
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New "Appliance" Synchronizes Company Tech Devices
June 4, 2012
Information technology companies are some of the fastest growing businesses today, creating a greater demand for new software, hardware and workers. As new technology emerges, IT departments may have a more difficult time synchronizing all of their...
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Canada Boosts Mental Health Strategy
May 31, 2012
Canada reached a major milestone with the recent release of its first-ever mental health strategy. Thanks to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, healthcare experts, researchers, mental health professionals and those with living with mental illne...
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Start Off on the Right Foot as the New Accounting and Payroll Employee
May 30, 2012
Being the new person at work can be an exciting transition period for most professionals, whether they've just graduated from college or they're starting new careers. While some companies have orientation programs for their new employees, others sim...
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Healthcare Industry Calls for More IT Professionals
May 29, 2012
The need for IT professionals affects almost every industry across the country, including the healthcare sector. An industry with an overwhelming wealth of data such as the medical sphere needs up-to-date technology for organization purposes and to...
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Find a Life of Happiness in a Compassionate Career
May 25, 2012
The most fulfilling jobs are those that spark a person's passions every day. Some people are lucky to discover their dream careers early on and they can continue to grow in their chosen fields for their entire professional lives. It's not uncommon f...
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Salvation Army Survey Reveals Nation's Compassion for Mental Health Issues
May 24, 2012
Recent research has demonstrated that Canadians as a whole feel a strong empathy toward those who suffer from addiction and mental illness. For the second year in a row, the Salvation Army has released research about the perceptions and attitudes am...
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Practical Nurses Collaborate With Other Healthcare Professionals
May 17, 2012
The ability to collaborate with others is a necessity in most workplace. For practical nurses, this skill is even more essential. Practical nurses may assist dozens of patients each day, they may also work closely with registered nurses, doctors, lo...
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Students Unleash Their Inner Detectives to Discover Job Posting Details
May 10, 2012
Sometimes job seekers may find an enticing job posting, only to discover that the employer's name isn't attached mentioned in the ad. As a result, they must apply for the position without knowing who they are directing their application to, blindly...
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Practical Nurses Must Keep Their Cool
May 9, 2012
Speaking poorly of a coworker in front of colleagues and discussing personal or inappropriate topics on the job are prime examples of unprofessional behavior. While it may be difficult to deal with pressures at work at times, it is vital that employ...
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CDI College Recognizes National Nurses Week
May 7, 2012
College gathering inspiring stories through social media about the impact nurses have on Canadians Edmonton, AB – May 7, 2012 – In honour of National Nurses Week, CDI College is launching a new contest. From May 7-13, 2012, entrants will be aske...
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IT Professionals Can Learn of Regional Opportunities at Career Fairs
May 3, 2012
Career fairs provide job seekers an opportunity to connect with businesses and organizations in their particular career fields. They're also excellent opportunities for Information Technology students who are gearing up for graduation to expedite th...
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Canadian Recruiters Reveal that Accounting Professionals Continue to be Valuable
May 1, 2012
Even with the recovering economy, the accounting sector has remained a viable field. Companies have continued to recruit and invest in accounting professionals and consider them as valuable assets to an organization's operations. A recent survey...
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Go Back to School to Strengthen Career Skills
April 27, 2012
Those who opt to enter the workforce immediately after high school may quickly realize that most careers require further skill training and education. Even with professional experience in a variety of environments, they may still need a focused educ...
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Get the IT Job with a Tailored Resume
April 25, 2012
Revising a professional resume and handing it off to potential employers can be an overwhelming and laborious process. While most IT grads know their particular strengths, skill sets and work experience background, it can be difficult to communicate...
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Organization and Boundaries Will Help With Career Balance
April 24, 2012
Balancing a career with time for a spouse, children, friends and other hobbies is a skill that all professionals aim to master. Some qualities that are effective at work - planning, communicating and delegating - can be implemented in a person's soc...
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Career Training Can Boost Employability
April 23, 2012
Employers want valuable employees. Those who have the right training, keep up with industry trends and strive to contribute to the success of a company would be considered assest to any organization. Whether currently secure at a job or on the hu...
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Patience and a Sense of Humor Are Good Traits for the IT Sector
April 20, 2012
Computer Support Technicians spend a great deal of time answering customers' questions, concerns and complaints while maintaining a calm attitude the whole time. Even though the majority of inquiries are computer and tech related, these pros may hav...
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Retiring Baby Boomers Create Opportunities for Healthcare Grads
April 19, 2012
The healthcare sector is growing in many provinces across Canada. One major reason for growth is the number of retirements by members of the baby boom generation. And, just as the generation of Canadians born between 1946-64 reaches retirement age,...
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Watch Out for Common Interview Mistakes
April 16, 2012
Naturally, job interview jitters can cause interviewees to make mistakes. While some errors are more unusual than others, but there are several common mishaps to new grad should avoid when meeting with a recruiting director. CareerBuilder Canada...
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Stay productive during busy accounting seasons
April 13, 2012
Accounting professionals can work long hours, particularly during tax season. During hectic periods, it's important to try and staying productive. Here are some techniques that can you help boost your energy, stay motivated and accomplish as much as...
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New Website Helps IT Professionals Connect
April 12, 2012
Kovasys IT Recruitment recently launched a new social networking site, TechGlobe.org, to create a place for IT professionals to share news, common industry problems and the latest job opportunities in their surrounding regions. Young professionals w...
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Build a Respectable Reputation as a Practical Nurse
April 11, 2012
Practical nursing students have a reputation to uphold both inside and outside of the classroom. As healthcare professionals they must maintain a level of credibility and trust in order to work with their patients, fellow nurses and other members of...
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Accounting and Payroll Students Excel with Career-Based Training
April 10, 2012
Nothing stands out more to an employer than a student with strong skills in their chosen fields. An ideal candidate for an accounting and payroll administrator position has experience organizing a large number of workers' payroll information, unders...
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Career Changes Made Easy with Skills-Based Training
April 3, 2012
Making a career change can be a scary decision for anyone. But, sometimes starting a career in a new field may be the necessary first step toward a more fulfilling life. One of the best methods for career changers to put themselves out there is t...
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Talk to IT Professionals Before Choosing Classes
April 2, 2012
The need for professionals in the technological sphere is on the rise, particularly when it comes to computer support specialists, IT systems analysts and network engineers, according to the Information Technology Association of Canada. For those...
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Employers Search for IT Workers with Coding Skills
March 28, 2012
Understanding computer coding is not just a skill for professional programmers. Any tech professional - and even nontechnical professionals - can gain a competitive edge by learning the basic skills of programming and the language of computer codes....
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Choose a Career Path Within a Growing Industry
March 22, 2012
When students are in search of a certificate or diploma, they can benefit from researching the employment outlook for particular fields that they wish to pursue. One of the top industries with a positive future employment rate is information technol...
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Assist Others as a Help Desk Analyst
March 9, 2012
Those with a knack for IT systems can share their skills with others by entering the tech support field. As help desk analysts, they can use their knowledge of computers to advance their careers and assist people who may not understand the framework...
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Get Ahead With a Professional Demeanor
March 6, 2012
Levels of professionalism can vary from workplace to workplace. Burgeoning professionals seeking careers in the accounting field will likely have to become accustomed to a corporate style which may differ from other industries. When new employees ma...
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Collaborating With Colleagues Is a Must for Tech Professionals
March 5, 2012
Most modern organizations opt for a collaborative environment where distinctive departments overlap and work together instead of sticking to their particular field. Product managers, idea-driven professionals and information technology staff now mus...
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The UN Supports Women in IT With a New Educational Resource Portal
March 2, 2012
The United Nations(UN) has recently launched a new web portal to encourage more young women to prepare for careers in information and communication technology. The site, called Girls In ICT (girlsinict.org), is designed to help girls between the age...
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Why Students Should Seek a Practical Nursing Career
March 1, 2012
Students debating whether or not they should become a practical nurse may wonder what the difference is from a registered nursing career. Before students enroll in a program to obtain a practical nursing diploma, they should learn the differences be...
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Employers Want IT Professionals with Strong Writing Skills
February 29, 2012
A career in the technology industry requires more than just knowledge of the intricate workings of computers. As more business communications are conducted through email, instant messaging, PowerPoint presentations and other formats, the ability to...
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Generations Can Learn From Each Other to Excel on the Job
February 28, 2012
Entering the real world as a new professional can be a daunting experience. Acting timid around other employees or expecting advancement within weeks of being hired are common behavioral patterns displayed by new workers once they start in the workp...
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Successful Professionals Can Benefit from Returning to School
February 23, 2012
Even successful professionals may need to return to school after years technology after years in the workforce. While their business ideas may be sound and effective, the skills needed to keep up with constantly evolving technology could require a r...
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Employers Use LinkedIn and Facebook to Recruit IT Grads
February 22, 2012
Students and college graduates can now use various social networking sites to find the right job. Recruiters are increasingly using services such as LinkedIn and even Facebook to reach out to potential employees. While LinkedIn is the more obviou...
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The UN Supports Women in IT With a New Educational Resource Portal
February 16, 2012
The United Nations(UN) recently launched a new web portal to encourage more young women to prepare for careers in information and communication technology. The site, called Girls In ICT (girlsinict.org), is designed to help girls between the ages of...
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Tablets May Raise the Bar for IT Professionals
February 13, 2012
Completing coursework and taking notes are not as commonly completed with a pen and pencil anymore. And, while laptops are still widely used in the classroom, more and more students are opting to use portable tablet devices instead. Now that attacha...
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Manitoba Seeks to Replace Retiring Nurses with Recent Grads
February 8, 2012
Manitoba may witness a major demand for nurses in the near future, according to the results of the recent study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The survey revealed that 40.2 per cent of Manitoba's nurses - about 5,000 workers - are...
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Survey Shows Growth in Canadian IT Hiring
February 6, 2012
Almost 100 per cent of responses from a business survey said that employers will either increase hiring of IT staff in 2012 or remain at the same level. The survey included 200 companies that showed healthy signs of growth, especially in areas inclu...
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Tips For IT Grads
February 3, 2012
Understanding business objectives and how to improve the bottom line has always been a highly valuable skill for employees to possess. Broadening IT skills, however, has increasingly become just as important. While IT grads are a coveted commodit...
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Tech Editors Predict Industry Trends for 2012
January 25, 2012
In a report from IT World Canada, tech editors looked back on the events that drove technology to where it is today and pinpointed the specific trends for 2012. IT professionals and students of networking and computer program should pay close attent...
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Security Issues Still a Concern for CIOs
January 13, 2012
Despite potential increases in efficiency and reduced operational costs, many Canadian chief information officers (CIOs) are still reluctant to embrace cloud-based services, reports IT World Canada. In a survey of leading Canadian CIOs, IT World...
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New Legislation Could Make Savings Plans More Accessible
January 6, 2012
In an attempt to make saving for the future a reality for more Canadians, many provincial governments are discussing ways in which new Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) legislation can be implemented. Students enrolled in the Accounting and P...
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Technology Predicted to Be Central to the Workplace in the Future
January 4, 2012
The future may be uncertain, but most believe that technology will continue to play a central role in it. The Chronicle Herald recently picked the brain of noted futurist Jim Carroll, whose prediction that jobs are "poised to change dramaticall...
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Nova Scotia Nurses Say So Long to Scrubs
December 16, 2011
The nursing field is one that is constantly changing, and nowhere is that more evident than in the uniforms that nurses wear. From the traditional white linen outfits of yesteryear to the muted green scrubs synonymous with modern healthcare, nurses'...
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IT Industry Doing More to Attract Promising Graduates
December 15, 2011
Information technologies are an integral part of nearly every business around, and the industry is hoping to attract the next wave of tech professionals to fill future job occupancies. Companies across the country are launching a series of endeavors...
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SAS Canada and Transunion Create Consortium to Combat Fraud
December 13, 2011
Two of Canada's largest financial services firms, SAS Canada and Transunion, recently announced the formation of a consortium to tackle financial fraud. The partnership will draw heavily on Transunion's extensive database of financial information...
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Start Your Journey Towards a Network Administrator Position Today
November 30, 2011
With technology becoming more ubiquitous by the day, companies throughout the country are reinvesting in their technological infrastructures and looking for talented network administrators to run them. This versatile and in-demand career path requir...
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New Plan Could See the Government Funding Networking Jobs
November 22, 2011
With advances in modern technology, establishing a strong network is integral to the growth of small- and medium-sized businesses. In an effort to help these enterprises develop these essential resources, the Canadian government has announced a new...
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Explore a Career in Graphic Design
November 3, 2011
CDI College in Winnipeg is holding a Graphic Design Open House Winnipeg, MB – November 3, 2011 – CDI College’s Winnipeg campus is opening its doors to the public on November 7, 2011 to highlight career options in the graphic design industry ....
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Best eBooks for the iPad
October 13, 2011
The iPad provides a vast number of conveniences for studying and learning, as well as preparing for future employment and business decisions. Many of the books in the iTunes store are inexpensive or free and allow iPad users the ability to read and...
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Addictions and Community Services Worker Open House Winnipeg
October 11, 2011
Find out how you can make a difference in your community Winnipeg, MB – October 11, 2011 - CDI College welcomes prospective students to the Addictions & Community Services Worker Open House on October 13, 2011 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at its Winnip...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 5, 2011
CDI College is doing its part to raise awareness and funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month Winnipeg, MB - October 5, 2010 - Most of us have probably seen the increase of the color pink over the past few days, and this is expected to continue...
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Turn Your iPad into the Ultimate Student Organizer
September 16, 2011
The best iPad apps for staying on top of your school work Edmonton, AB - September 16, 2011 - With the lazy days of summer behind us and classes now underway, it’s time to get organized. Luckily, there are now various apps to help turn your iPad int...
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CDI College Best Education iPad Apps
September 9, 2011
Maximize your iPad learning experience with these helpful tools Learning on your new iPad extends beyond your class notes and eTextbooks. In fact, iPad apps are the hottest tools for discovering new subjects or for organizing aspects of your school...
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CDI College Sponsors Homelessness Advocate in Winnipeg
August 16, 2011
Mark Horvath’s visit to campus inspires “We Are Visible” scholarship for prospective students Winnipeg, MB - August 16, 2011 – Students, staff and members of the community gathered at CDI College in Winnipeg on August 9 th to learn how internatio...
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CDI College Practical Nursing Open House Winnipeg Campus
June 28, 2011
Campus officials will host encore session thanks to overwhelming response to new program Winnipeg, MB – June 28, 2011 – CDI College is giving potential students another opportunity to learn about the new Practical Nursing program at the Winnipeg...
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CDI College Launches Practical Nursing in Winnipeg
June 6, 2011
New program to help shape the future of the nursing field Winnipeg, MB - June 7, 2011 – The demand for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in the Canadian health care system provides current students with several exciting career options in Manitoba...
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CDI College Spring 2011 Graduation in Winnipeg
June 1, 2011
Winnipeg, MB – Families and friends are invited to join us for the CDI College Spring 2011 graduation ceremony at the Knox United Church in Winnipeg this Saturday, June 4, 2011. The Class of 2011 includes candidates from several of CDI College’s...
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Winnipeg Grad Wins 2010 CPA Gold Award
May 6, 2011
CDI College grads nab top spots three years in a row Winnipeg, MB – May 6, 2011 - For the third year in a row, a CDI College alumnus has earned top honours with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) . Our congratulations go out to Sujuan Zhang,...
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CDI College - Pray for Japan Fundraising Event
May 2, 2011
T-shirts, cupcakes and bracelets sold to raise money for the Red Cross Winnipeg, MB – May 3, 2011 – On Friday, April 8, 2011, CDI College’s staff and students volunteered their time to support a unique, high-tech fundraising event for the J...
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Japan Earthquake Relief
April 5, 2011
Winnipeg staff and students use technology to raise money for Japanese relief Winnipeg, MB - April 5, 2011 – CDI College’s Winnipeg campus is holding a unique, high-tech fundraiser to raise money for Japanese tsunami relief in conjunction with lo...
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Facebook Tagging Photo Contest
December 2, 2010
UPDATE: Tagging may not be enabled, so go ahead and comment or like the city you belong to and you'll be entered to win. Share the album with your friends and you'll recieve a bonus entry! Enter our Facebook photo album contest to win great cash...
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Cold and Flu Season
December 2, 2010
Cold and flu season is upon us - follow these tips to stay healthy Winnipeg, MB - December 2, 2010 - As the weather turns colder and we stay indoors, people often catch colds. No one wants to get sick. While there is no way to cure the common col...
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CDI College Alumni Contest
October 22, 2010
Tell us about your experience at CDI College and enter to win a $75 Keg gift card or one of two $50 Cactus Club gift cards Are you a CDI College grad? We'd like to hear from you! We're looking for some CDI College alumni to tell us about their...
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CDI Accounting and Payroll Grads Strike CPA Gold
April 14, 2010
Accounting and Payroll grads bring home top CPA awards for third year in a row Winnipeg, MB - April 14, 2010 - On Friday, April 9, 2010 the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) announced the award winners for the Prairie Region. The awards are give...
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How Important is Internet Security?
March 15, 2010
Internet professionals can save businesses from online attacks Edmonton, AB - March 15, 2010 - With the dawn of the information age, a new set of concerns came into play - namely the problems surrounding internet security. While the internet prov...
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Working in a Legal Office
February 24, 2010
The ins and outs of a legal administrative assistant career Legal administrative assistants are expected to perform a wide range of duties aimed towards helping lawyers and other law personnel with research, communications, and administration. As...
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CDI College Supports Haiti
January 28, 2010
Winnipeg, MB - January 28, 2010 - At 4:53 pm local time, January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Haiti 12 miles from the capital Port-au-Prince. As of January 24th, the death toll was expected to exceed 150,000. The vast ma...
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CDI College Rallies to Help Haiti
January 19, 2010
College teams up with local radio stations and Red Cross to raise much-needed relief funds Winnipeg, MB - January 20, 2010 - As rescuers continue to comb the rubble in Haiti for signs of life, the city of Port-au-Prince begins its slow recovery f...
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Holiday Sharing and Fun at CDI College
December 22, 2009
"There is so much giving around here, you think this was the North Pole." That was the comment of one student as she saw the mountains of presents and food items that have overflowed the front desk reception area at CDI College of Business, Technolo...
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CDI College Sponsors Family in Need
December 16, 2009
Winnipeg single mom able to celebrate holidays thanks to college’s generosity Winnipeg, MB - December 16, 2009 – Christmas is a time to celebrate and spend time with loved ones, but for some Canadian families, financial hardships make getting int...
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CDI College Cares!
December 11, 2009
When you think of CDI College of Business, Technology, Health Care - What comes to mind? You may think about the fantastic educational institution just south of Winnipeg Square, a block from Portage and Main. You may also think about the great te...
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CDI College at the Heart of Winnipeg
November 29, 2009
In 1873, at the corner of Portage and Main, a small village was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg and since then it has grown to become Manitoba's largest city and Canada's third largest financial centre. Since 2004, one of Winnipeg's premier...
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Certified Dental Assistants in Demand across the Country
November 19, 2009
CDI College's Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program preps grads for career in just one year Winnipeg, MB - November 19, 2009 - Anyone thinking about entering a career in health care might want to consider becoming a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)...
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College to Donate Season Tickets to Local Charities
October 28, 2009
CDI kicks off the season by wrapping up Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Winnipeg, MB - October 28, 2009 - CDI College in Winnipeg will wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month by attending the Manitoba Moose's Ladies' Night on October 30, 2009. The...
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CDI Winnipeg Gears Up for Graduation Ceremony
October 22, 2009
Community rallies behind grads to celebrate personal successes Winnipeg, MB - October 22, 2009 - CDI Winnipeg grads will file into the pews of Knox United Church on Saturday Oct. 24 th to receive their college diplomas in front of family, friends...
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CDI College Runs for the Cure
October 5, 2009
Winnipeg, MB - October 5, 2009 - Downtown commuters and workers were shocked last Thursday, October 1, to see the CDI College Winnipeg Campus building looking like a pink flower garden with the windows filled with pink ribbons and balloons. Even out...
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CDI Graduate Employment Gets Stronger
September 15, 2009
Winnipeg, Manitoba - September 15, 2009 - CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care continues to produce strong graduates with excellent job skills, who in turn service great Winnipeg employers. This partnership between graduates, employer...
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Meeting the Challenges of Substance Abuse
September 6, 2009
Coping with the challenges of addiction and mental illness can be overwhelming for patients and their families, which is why professional and committed support can make the difference between a successful outcome and a tragic one. Social service wor...
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CDI Produces Legal Eagles (Assistants)
September 4, 2009
With so many police and lawyer television dramas on television, it is important to realize that there is an invisible set of engines which make the court system work. These are the Legal Administrative Assistants who prepare the letters, produce the...
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CDI Winnipeg Campus Featured in Jobboom
August 19, 2009
CDI's Addiction & Community Service Worker Diploma Program - A Roaring Success Winnipeg, Manitoba - CDI College's Addictions and Community Services Worker Diploma Program has become a "roaring success" with employers snapping up graduates and...
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CDI College Has Spirit!
August 11, 2009
Winnipeg, MB - August 11, 2009 - A group of adults dressed in wild wigs, each looking like Marge Simpson, was seen around the corner of Main Street and Graham Avenue on a warm summer day. Several individuals each with big hair of a different colour...
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Technicians on the Rise in Retail Pharmacies
August 11, 2009
As pharmacists are taking an increasingly active role in the drug therapies and counseling of their patients, a large portion of their practical duties are being performed by pharmacy technicians . The occupational group that Pharmacy Technicians be...
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Winnipeg Campus Featured in Grassroots News
July 22, 2009
Health Care Aide Program Introduced at CDI College Winnipeg, Manitoba - In 12 years, 20% of Manitoba's population will be over the age of 65 and over one-third will be 55+. This aging population will create a large and continuing demand for diffe...
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CDI Featured in Winnipeg Sun
July 16, 2009
Rising Demand for Qualified Care Providers In 12 years, 20% of Manitoba's population will be over the age of 65 and over one-third will be 55+. This aging population will create a large and continuing demand for different services for seniors. Th...
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CDI Featured in Winnipeg Sun
July 16, 2009
Rising Demand for Qualified Care Providers In 12 years, 20% of Manitoba's population will be over the age of 65 and over one-third will be 55+. This aging population will create a large and continuing demand for different services for seniors. Th...
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Canadian Blood Services Moved By CDI Students’ Support
July 3, 2009
Winnipeg, Manitoba - When CDI student Chantelle Chornoby, a member of the War Lake First Nations, was hospitalized with leukemia, her fellow students and teachers sprung into action. The Winnipeg campus ran a successful blood drive and stem cell reg...
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CDI Winnipeg Students Give the Gift of Life
June 26, 2009
The CDI campus in Winnipeg held their " In Honour of Chantelle " blood drive on June 25, 2009, with students, staff and members of the community turning out to donate blood to a worthy cause. Chantelle Chornoby, a CDI Winnipeg student, had a rela...
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Winnipeg CDI Students Rally Around Classmate
June 15, 2009
When CDI student Chantelle Chornoby was told her leukemia had reappeared in May 2009, campus director Tahl East decided to take action. Rounding up 15 of Chantelle's Winnipeg classmates, and her instructor, East contacted Canadian Blood Services to...
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Choosing the Right College for Professional Development
June 8, 2009
One of the most important decisions in a person’s professional development is choosing the right college. In order to make the right choice, students need to ask the right questions to determine whether the school will meet their needs. First and fo...
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Professional Legal Assistants are the Heart of Modern Law Firms
June 8, 2009
Careers in the legal profession are both challenging and exciting, and the job opportunities continue to grow. Professional Legal Assistants aid lawyers with the compilation of legal documents, research work and help prepare cases for trial. In addi...
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A Career in IT in Less Than One Year
June 8, 2009
In less than a year you could be planning, implementing, and managing a secured network computer system for a large corporation. Tens of thousands of Canadians are already employed in this field and this number is expected to grow even more in the c...
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