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Mar 01, 2017, 2:17 PM CTSNA Recognized for contribution to Bruce County Economy

Left: Mitch Twolan, Bruce County Warden, Middle: Neil Smith, President & CEO CTS North America, Right: Mike Rencheck, President & CEO Bruce Power At the 2017 Canadian Nuclear A...

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Feb 27, 2017, 5:25 PM CTNA earned the Best of Staffing® Award for providing remarkable service quality in 2017

CTSNA earned the Best of Staffing® Award for providing remarkable service quality. Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada earned the 2017 Best of Staffing ...

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Feb 27, 2017, 5:22 PM Client Testimonial

We have had a great working relationship with CTSNA and they are always prompt in how they support our requests. October 21, 2016 Check out what other testimonials we have by vi...

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FAQs

I’M LOOKING FOR A JOB - CAN CTSNA HELP ME?

Yes. We place people in three ways: direct placement, contract-to-hire and contract positions.

I'VE NEVER WORKED WITH A RECRUITER BEFORE; HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Most job seekers submit their resume to initiate their relationship. You can upload your current resume online at Submit Resume. To learn more about the process, connect with a CTSNA recruiter today.

IN WHAT TYPES OF JOBS DOES CTSNA SPECIALIZE?

Our core focus is placing engineering and technical expertise with our clients.

WHAT KIND OF BACKGROUND OR SKILLS DO I NEED IN ORDER TO WORK WITH CTSNA?

We are pleased to work with job seekers holding various skills, accomplishments, and skill levels. From entry level to upper management, we can help you find the perfect career opportunity.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS ONCE I SUBMIT MY RESUME TO CTSNA?

Once you register your information with CTSNA, one of our Recruiter will contact you for a quick interview and ask questions regarding your professional history, skills, and work preferences. The more we know about you, the better we can match you to your perfect employment position. Once interviews are completed, you can expect a CTSNA Recruiter to contact you when positions suiting your area of expertise become available. This is just the first step in establishing a long-term interactive relationship with you as a CTSNA Contract Employee. It is our interest and our business to connect talented people like you with the right opportunity.

DOES IT COST ME ANYTHING TO WORK WITH CTSNA?

No. There are never any fees for you, the job seeker. Our fee’s our paid by the companies we work with.

Do employment agencies have to be licensed to do business?

As a general rule Employment Agencies are industry self-regulated through membership in the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS). British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia do require businesses to be licensed for specific employment services.

CTSNA is a member in good standing with ACSESS and is licensed in Alberta.

Does CTSNA charge fees to candidates and what fees can employment agencies charge workers?

An employment agency cannot directly or indirectly demand or charge a fee, reward or other compensation to a person seeking employment or information about employers seeking employees, or for securing employment or information about any employer. To do so is an offence and illegal in most Provinces.

As a member of ACSESS, CTSNA also subscribes to the ACSESS Code of Ethics. It states that member firms "Will derive income only from clients and make no direct or indirect charges to candidates or employees unless specified by a license."

Employment agencies may charge a fee for services provided, relating to the preparation of a resume, but the agency cannot require a person to purchase these services as a condition of the agency's job placement services. If the agency charges fees for a resume, these must be clearly indicated and visible in their business premises and in the contract with their client.

What is Contract Staffing and is it right for me?

Contracting/Consulting/Freelancing all refer to the same type of work. The bigger question is ……….. is it right for you?

Traditionally an employer would hire an individual directly, and that individual could theoretically spend the rest of their career working for that company. With a contractual work arrangement, however, different models open up for both the employer and the person doing the work.

In the case of Contract work, companies use contractors for a defined project that has a definite scope and timeline. Assuming that there is no follow-up work it makes more sense for a company to bring on a resource for a defined period of time to complete the project. Although a contractor is paid a premium over a permanent employee there are benefits on both sides.

Advantages to Contractor;

  1. Higher pay
  2. a better work/life balance,
  3. a limited commitment or contract length,
  4. ability to develop certain skills or obtain specific experience
  5. some contract employees see contracts as a “foot in the door.”

If you are an experienced professional wanting the flexibility to leverage your skills and knowledge into a diverse and rewarding assignment or someone who is not sure what industry or specialty you want to focus your career in, check out contracting.

What are the advantages of Incorporating myself?

Advantages:

  1. Limited personal risk. The greatest advantage of incorporation is the limited liability that it confers on shareholders with respect to debts, obligations and liabilities of the corporation.
  2. Number of Owners. Incorporated companies can potentially have an unlimited number of different owners. If the business has or is planning on having a number of owners, incorporation is preferable. First, it is easier to transfer ownership in the business, as all the owners have to do is acquire or sell their shares in the company. In addition, owners/shareholders are only liable to the extent of their shareholdings. They are not liable for any other owner’s personal debt or to their creditors as may be the case in a partnership.
  3. Government Grants. Some government grants and programs are only offered to incorporated businesses.
  4. Employees. Corporations can offer shares to their employees as a form of profit sharing incentive thereby sharing in the profits and performance of that corporation without affecting control. The performance of the company therefore affects all and is an incentive for employees to improve performance and thus improve the value of their shares and the profits the company produces.
  5. Possible tax advantages. Small Canadian controlled private corporations are taxed at approximately half the regular rate on the first $500.000 of active business income in each year. A corporation also has additional tax planning and income splitting arrangements available.
  6. Continuous existence & ownership is transferable. The death or withdrawal of a shareholder does not affect the existence of the corporation, which enjoys perpetual succession.
  7. Ability to hold title to real estate and enter into contracts. A corporation can own real estate and sign contracts under corporate name.

How do I incorporate myself?

This can all be done online for as low as $99.00. Click the link below

http://www.bdc-canada.com/BDC/services/Incorporate_Ontario.htm?gclid=CM-7p6D27sYCFQqSaQod1K0Omg#register

Alternately you can ask your accountant or lawyer to assist you. Prices range from $500.00 to $2,500.00 depending on the amount of consulting and material you wish.

How can I make my resume stand out from the rest of the applicants?

The first place you need to distinguish yourself is on your resume and cover letter. This is the first impression you will make, so it better be good. Most business owners are concerned with productivity and their bottom line. You want to communicate your strengths in a way that addresses your ability to increase productivity and either lower costs or increase revenue for the company.

Some questions that might help you decide which accomplishments to include:

  1. How does the company measure success?
  2. How have you contributed to improving productivity and accomplishing company goals?
  3. What can you deliver from a results-perspective?
  4. How did your contributions affect the company from a dollars and cents standpoint?

Here are some tips for highlighting your accomplishments in a way that communicates something beyond what is already expected of you:

  1. Describe your work history in terms that clearly state how you provided and delivered solutions to the company’s problems in quantitative terms as much as possible. For example, “I developed a robust employee referral program that increased candidate quality and decreased recruiting costs by 15%.”
  2. Show how you have been involved in the strategic planning and decision making process.
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