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Aboriginal Human Resource Council

Aboriginal Human Resource Council

The Aboriginal Human Resource Council was formed in 1998 as a public-private not-for-profit organization with a mandate to address Aboriginal labour market issues on a national level. The council has earned a national reputation for service excellence and human resource innovation through the programs, products, services and projects it has developed with help from many partners.
Apparel Human Resources Council (AHRC)

Apparel Human Resources Council (AHRC)

The Apparel Human Resources Council (AHRC) is a national, industry-led organization representing and serving the human resources development and adjustment needs of managers and employees in the apparel manufacturing industry. It is managed by a private sector board of directors equally representative of employers and employees. Through the AHRC, a wide range of issues including training and education is addressed.

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BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada, formerly the Biotechnology Human Resource Council, is Canada’s leading source for human resource information and biotechnology skills development. BioTalent Canada’s research, reports, courses, employment bank and programs promote careers, assist companies with human resource issues, and encourage continuing education within the industry.
BuildForce Canada

BuildForce Canada

Originally created in 2001 as the Construction Sector Council, BuildForce Canada is a national industry-led organization committed to working with the construction industry to provide information and resources to assist with its management of workforce requirements.

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Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council was created to address the human resources issues facing agriculture businesses across Canada. The council works to alleviate labour shortages by creating tools and methods to attract and retain skilled workers. Its objectives are to improve access to training and skills development programs and enhance the image of agriculture as a profitable and fulfilling career.
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada. Its mission is to influence Canadian apprenticeship strategies through research, discussion and collaboration.
Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council (CARS)

Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council (CARS)

The Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Council is Canada’s leader in human resource development and training for the automotive repair and service industry. CARS provides human resource and learning tools that are convenient, accessible, fun to use and custom designed for automotive repair. This ensures that employers and professionals who work in this industry can obtain the latest skills as they discover more about the latest technologies and trends.
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace represents and assists Canada’s aviation and aerospace industry with its human resource strategy, issues and solutions. With the participation of industry members, the council develops National Occupational Standards for professional certification and curricula for post-secondary training organizations. The council promotes safety and professionalism; training in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems; individual certification in 24 occupations; and accreditation of training organization programs.
Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH)

Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH)

The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) ensures that fish harvesters have appropriate knowledge, skills and commitment to meet the human resource needs of the Canadian fishery of the future. The CCPFH is governed by a board of directors with representatives from the principal fish harvesters’ organizations in the Atlantic Region, Quebec and British Columbia, First Nations fishers and freshwater fish harvesters.
Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC)

Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC)

The Canadian Plastics Sector Council is a national association created to explore and address emerging human resources issues in the plastics processing industry. A partnership of employers and employees in the industry, the council has identified the following key result areas around which it develops programs and activities: career awareness, promotion and development, labour market research, training and education, job competencies, accreditation, and qualifications recognition.
Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC)

Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC)

The Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) provides a national forum for collaboration on human resource and workforce development issues within the print and graphics communications industry. CPISC’s mission is to identify and implement human resources and workforce development strategies and initiatives in order to enhance the industry’s public image, make the industry a workplace of choice, and maximize the career potential of every employee.
Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress (CSTEC)

Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress (CSTEC)

CSTEC has developed much of its experience and expertise by helping the Canadian steel industry meet its evolving challenges over the years. It has also worked with a wide range of industries both in Canada and abroad. All of CSTEC's services have been developed with the active participation of the industries and workplaces that CSTEC has worked with and, as a result, its services provide relevant, practical and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of workforce recruitment, development and training needs.
Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council

Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council

The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council brings together partners in the sector to develop solutions to the human resource challenges faced by stakeholders. Recognizing the vital role of the supply chain to Canada’s economy, the council is committed to enhancing the sector’s ability to attract and retain workers at all levels and across the full range of functions, and to advancing the skills of those workers.
Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) addresses labour market issues and promotes professionalism in the Canadian tourism sector. CTHRC brings together tourism businesses, labour unions, associations, educators and governments to coordinate human resource development activities in support of a globally competitive and sustainable Canadian tourism sector. It is one of 29 national sector councils whose overall goal is to improve the quality of the Canadian labour force, and to assist businesses to be more flexible in meeting changing competitive demands.
Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC)

Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC)

The Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council works with and on behalf of this vibrant and vital industry. Building on the experience of its members and its own expertise, the CTHRC listens to members’ human resource needs and responds with research, training and advice. It is the foremost resource for information services and solutions related to recruitment and retention, training, and human resources management in the Canadian trucking industry.
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCSC)

Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCSC)

The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council is a pan-Canadian, non-profit organization that addresses pressing human resources issues in the child care sector. Its projects develop research, strategies, and tools to meet the needs of the child care workforce and achieve related goals. The council’s board members work in national or provincial child care or labour organizations, child care centres or their own homes as early childhood educators or employers, post-secondary training institutions or government.
Cultural Human Resources Council

Cultural Human Resources Council

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers including artists, technical staff, managers and all others engaged professionally in the sector.

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ECO (Environmental Careers Organization) Canada

ECO (Environmental Careers Organization) Canada

With a solid reputation in the field of human resource management, ECO Canada's services reach all participants of the environmental sector including employers, practitioners, educators and students. ECO Canada offers multimedia career-planning tools such as profiles of environmental professionals, a career-matching tool, and a video library. These tools have been customized to meet the needs of students, mid-career practitioners, and those seeking to explore career options within the environmental profession.
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Committed to the research and resolution of human resource and workplace development issues, this sector council has a host of resources for career-seekers, employees and sector stakeholders. The council includes a nation-wide partnership with industry, business, educators, governments and labour to give a collaborative perspective to develop a skilled, safe and sustainable workforce now and in the future.

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Food Processing HR Council (FPHRC)

Food Processing HR Council (FPHRC)

The Food Processing HR Council is the human resources voice for Canadian food processors and manufacturers, focusing on addressing HR requirements, and your ability to face the future confidently in the knowledge that the industry’s workers are at the leading edge. FPHRC monitors the industry’s HR developments and needs, and is a leader in delivering HR information and training tools to support a safe and secure food supply and a viable and competitive food processing sector.
Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC)

Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC)

The Forest Products Sector Council manages research and other projects that deliver information and analysis on critical human resources issues for the Canadian forest products sector, thereby supporting this sector’s long-term success. Results from these projects will be used to inform sector-wide human resources strategic planning, producing best-practice guides and other tools that can be used readily by business and labour.
Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)

Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) equips individuals and businesses with the practical skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace. An international trade training and professional certification body, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs for the professional designation, Certified International Trade Professional (CITP). Centred on international trade best practices and delivered by a broad network of educational partners, FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that trade practitioners can apply immediately.

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HRCouncil.ca

HRCouncil.ca

This sector council works with organizations, educators, labour and government to identify and address issues related to paid employment in the voluntary and non-profit sector. Among its priorities are to build and share knowledge, to promote good HR practices and to foster training and learning opportunities.

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Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit sector council dedicated to creating a diverse, prepared and highly educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce.

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Mining industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

Mining industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

MiHR’s approach to addressing the human resources challenges in the Canadian mining industry is simple, yet innovative and highly effective: work together, bring the best ideas to the table for the benefit of all, and utilize available resources wisely. This process promotes the sharing of best practices, leveraging of programs that work, and working together on common challenges. By working with MiHR, you are choosing to collaborate with other industry stakeholders in developing targeted solutions that will benefit your organization and the mining industry as a whole.
Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada (MCPCC)

Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada (MCPCC)

The focus of the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada is on identifying and addressing human resources issues within the motor carrier passenger industry. In partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the council provides counsel, products and services which promote life-long learning and skills development for individuals and companies in this industry.

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Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada

Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada

The Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada is a collaborative forum that addresses human resources issues within the petroleum industry. Those issues include: access to under-represented workers – immigrants, women and Aboriginals; skills shortages and retaining older workers; labour market information gaps; shifting skill requirements; essential skills and links to safety and retention; mobility of the workforce; creative human resources practices; education and promotion of careers within the industry.
Police Sector Council

Police Sector Council

The Police Sector Council is a centre for HR information, tools and networks. It supports horizontality in policing: a vision of a sector that is informed about HR issues and challenges, integrated in HR planning and management, and aligned and networked to improve policing sector-wide. The council’s mandate is to enable Canadian policing organizations, partners and stakeholders to implement innovative, practical solutions to human resource planning and management challenges.

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Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC)

Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC)

The Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC) develops innovative training and education solutions to respond to established and emerging human resources needs. A flexible and highly skilled workforce remains a major competitive advantage for textile manufacturers. The THRC works to enhance the industry’s image to attract young people, foster a continuous learning environment and develop innovative skills enhancement programs.

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Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC)

Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC)

The Wood Manufacturing Council is working to address the human resource development needs of firms involved in the advanced manufacturing of wood products. The council works to identify and examine the necessary skills and knowledge required to respond to the changing needs of the industry. It also has an overall strategic plan to address key issues such as the shortage of skilled workers and the need for national standards for worker competencies.
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