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Jul 1, 2006
Skilled Labour Migrants: Ticket to Nowhere
Yolanda Brooks

A mechanical engineer slicing meat in a deli. A lawyer shovelling asphalt for a construction company. A building inspector delivering pizza. An agricultural consultant with a PhD selling hardware at Home Depot. Even as the B.C. government and local industries...

Jul 1, 2006
Working Relationships: When Business Gets Personal
Kevin Chong

What happens when you work in an office with the person you wake up with every morning? Meet three couples who took their ¬personal relationships into business and thrived – even when the personal, love life side hits the rocks.

Jun 1, 2006
Baby Boomers in the Workforce: Exit May Mean Bust
Roslyn Kunin

Baby boomers are soon reaching retirement and preparing to leave the workforce. This dissipating pool of skills could be devastating to industry in B.C. due to the recent skilled worker shortage in the province. It is almost to late, but the question needs to be asked, will their exit mean a bust for our economy?

Jun 1, 2006
Honorary Consuls: A Royal Gig
Sarah Efron

There’s a party of global proportions going on at the plush Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. It’s the annual soiree of the Consular Corps of B.C., and representatives of dozens of far-flung countries are drinking champagne and watching Heather Ireland, honorary...

Jun 1, 2006
B.C.'s First Nations and Business: Chief Executives
Ryan Stuart

Gone are the days of government handouts and drastic unemployment – at least for some B.C. First Nations. Today many local bands are as likely to be running profitable vineyards and partnering with real-estate developers as they are to be taking part in smudging ceremonies. As the wisdom of the...

Jun 1, 2006
Classroom Chaos: When Private Colleges Go Bust
Ross Howard

B.C. has long been a mecca for overseas students looking for a safe, modern, ethnically diverse place to study and soak up western culture. But in the past five years, private colleges have morphed into an unregulated free-for-all where colleges and ESL schools go bust over night, leaving the former inhabitants of the classroom in chaos.

Jun 1, 2006
Entrepreneur Tips From the Top
Corinne Friesen

Hardt exemplifies what these entrepreneurs have lots of: self-reliance and intuition. For Shane Lunny, confidence in creativity is key. After that, it’s all in the gut. Here's some tips from the top of B.C.'s entrepreneur community.

May 1, 2006
B.C.’s Funeral Wars: Stiff Competition
Myles Murchison

Picture the scene: a recent widow, her face lined with grief, comes to a funeral home to discuss how she will lay her beloved to rest. After an intimate discussion with the sympathetic funeral director, she is assured that her...

Aug 1, 2005
U.S. Sports Scholarships: Eyes On The Prize
Justin Beddall

Talent alone is not enough to land a lucrative U.S. sports scholarship. Canadian high school sports players, regardless of their physical abilities, must keep their eyes on the prize and actively market themselves to U.S colleges – and should start in Grade 11 – if they’re hoping to be courted by a coach from the States.

Jul 1, 2005
How to Hit Your Stride into to the Spotlight
Rod Filbrandt

You can’t dodge it – don’t even try. Everyone, at some point in his or her career, will be asked to step up to the mic. Here's how to hit your stride into the spotlight.

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