Pursuing a Career in Fine Art: Resources for Emerging Artists

October 8, 2020 | lfeesey

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Canada’s 2016 Census revealed that visual artists in Canada earned on average $21,100 per year. More than 75% of that income was derived from employment not associated with creating and selling art. This income level seems dismal. So we've put together some resources for aspiring artists who are looking to...

Meet Our Career Coaches in Residence

October 2, 2020 | Teresa L

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Toronto Public Library is excited to welcome our first four Career Coaches in Residence who will be offering remote career and job search help for younger adults (18 to 29) from Sep 28, 2020 to Dec 4, 2020 and from Feb 1, 2021 to Apr 9, 2021. Coaches can help...

Five Reasons Why You Should Attend a Career & Job Fair...and Where...

March 29, 2018 | Karolina

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Photo by Julia Faherty [CC - BY] via http://www.news.gatech.edu/ A career or job fair is an excellent way to meet a large number of potential employers at one time. These fairs not only provide employment opportunities, but also provide a network for career exploration and professional development. If you are...

Want to Learn More about Cybersecurity, IoT or Linux?

March 28, 2018 | Marni

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Let's Learn Tech Online is our latest eLearning offering for learners who are interested in developing information technology job skills. Powered by Cisco Networking Academy, these free and interactive courses are informed by industry expertise and can be taken anytime, anywhere with your library card. There are three courses available:...

Are You the Next Billionaire?

March 6, 2018 | Karolina

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Photo by Bob Olsen [CC - Toronto Star License] via Toronto Star Photo Archive Did you know that the top 100 billionaires in the world own 1.3% of total world personal wealth? In 2017, Forbes put together a list of the 100 richest people in the world. Soon after, a...

Learning the Way of the Hustle…as an Entrepreneur

January 2, 2018 | Karolina

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Photo by Lilly Lisa Klingbeil [CC - BY] via lemonadeday.wordpress.com We all work hard for our money but have you ever wondered if there is something else that you can do to make MORE money? In his book, "Side Hustle," Chris Guillebeau tackles this idea by referring to a method...

You've Got the Job...Now What?

November 29, 2017 | Karolina

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Credit: Thinglass/Shutterstock If you are reading this, then a big "CONGRATULATIONS" must be in order! You probably spent many stressful hours preparing for your job interview and it ALL paid off when you received that phone call or email with a job offer. Now that you've been hired, you might...

Work for the City You Love

October 10, 2017 | Karolina

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Have you ever wanted to work for the City of Toronto? Your opportunity is here! City divisional representatives will be available at the annual City of Toronto Career Information Event at Toronto Reference Library, Thursday, October 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While at the Toronto Reference Library, don't forget to visit...

How to Afford a House in Toronto

August 29, 2017 | Karolina

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I recently read a Toronto Star article about the cost of housing and how "it takes a six-figure income to afford virtually any Toronto area home — even a condo." That figure is shocking! I was lucky enough to invest in a condo a few years ago, before the pricing...

Regulated Trades in Ontario

August 15, 2017 | Karolina

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Some trades are regulated in Ontario. To work in these trades, you must have a certificate of qualification or be a registered apprentice. In Canada, trades are regulated in each province. In Ontario there are more than 150 recognized trades. Of these, at least 23 require mandatory certification (i.e. you...