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Career Industry Trends – June 12, 2018

Submitted on Monday, June 11, 2018

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, top organizations to work at, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

This piece is compiled weekly by the Careers Office Research Assistant.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer,

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Canada is facing a quiet crisis. In the coming decade, half of all jobs will be disrupted by technology and automation. Some will change dramatically. Others will disappear completely, replaced by jobs that are yet to be invented. We are living through an era of radical change, with the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and automation transforming the way we work, even in unexpected fields such as law and customer service. How will we prepare Canadian youth for the workplace of the future? Over the past year, RBC conducted a major study of the Canadian workforce. We crisscrossed the country, talked to students, workers, educators and employers in every sector. We studied job openings and automation trends and dug into mountains of data to figure out how the country is changing and what we can do to prepare.

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June 12 & 13th

Big Data Toronto Conference
Time: All day
Concentration: ISD/KMIM/UXD/CIPS/C&T
Cost: Free
Description: BIG DATA TORONTO 2018 is Canada’s #1 Big Data conference and expo, taking place on June 12th and June 13th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, located at 255 Front St W in downtown Toronto. Big Data Toronto is your one-stop-shop for Canada’s best and brightest network.
For more information visit:

June 20th

TD Information Session (Master’s Only)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Concentration: ISD
Location: Desautels Hall, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3E6
Cost: Free
Description: TD will be on campus to highlight their full-time associate programs. The TD Associate Programs (representatives from the business) currently confirmed to attend are:

  • Analytics & Data Science Associate Program
  • Treasury and Balance Sheet Associate Program
  • Quantitative Associate Rotational Program
  • Risk Management Associate Program
  • Leadership Associate Program
  • Canadian Banking Associate Program
  • Marketing Associate Program

Target Audience:  Master programs that will graduate by Summer 2019

Dress Code & Lateness: 
Please respect the dress code attire mentioned above and do not be late or you will not be permitted to attend the event. Tips:
Exciting Job

Privacy Advisor
British Columbia Institute of Technology:
Burnaby, BC


The Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management office is looking for a regular, full time Privacy Advisor. This position provides expertise in the areas of information and privacy management and supports Access and privacy strategies and activities that enable BCIT to fulfil its obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and related access and privacy legislation.

The Advisor, as a member of the Information Access and Privacy Office (IAPO) team and under the direction of the Associate Director, works in partnership with departmental and program managers and leaders within the Institute, to implement information access and privacy policies and processes. This position participates in the development and delivery of training workshops, conducts research on a wide range of privacy related matters, and is responsible for monitoring, reporting and escalating any risks to privacy to ensure that appropriate actions are taken.


  • Supports the Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access and Policy Management and the designated “Head” of the public body on strategic, tactical and administrative privacy activities, as
  • Investigates concerns and complaints and takes appropriate action regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information and allegations into breaches of privacy; escalates any reputational, legal or regulatory risk to the Associate
  • Provides reports and recommendations for improving access and privacy procedures and practices and increasing administrative and operational productivity and
  • Ensures that notifications, forms, procedures, and processes for collecting personal information and obtaining authorization/consent for the use and disclosure of personal information are regularly reviewed for compliance with FIPPA requirements and related Institute
  • Liaises with legal counsel, administrators, faculty, and staff on privacy matters, complaints, investigations or appeals.
  • Participates in Information Access and Privacy strategic planning, program, policy and service
  • Conducts policy analysis and research and prepares reports and recommendations for the development and implementation of Institute policies involving the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal
  • Participates in reviews of Institute policies and practices to assess risks to privacy. Provides strategic input from an information access and privacy and compliance perspective into Institute policies and guidelines involving personal
  • Responds to inquiries and access to information requests received by the Information Access and Privacy Office (IAOP) that are subject to FIPPA; provides advice and guidance in the application of FIPPA and resolves issues that may arise; ensures legislated timelines and procedures are
  • Analyzes information requests and works with staff and faculty across the Institute to identify and produce records responsive to
  • Researches and analyzes case law and OIPC precedents and consults with stakeholders to ensure their views and concerns are taken into account in the application of discretionary
  • Assists with conducting privacy breach investigations and privacy
  • Supports the Associate Director in managing data breaches and significant privacy matters including inter- action with third party service providers, legal counsel, privacy individuals, breach notification, liaison and providing reports to the
  • Authors Privacy Impact Assessment (PIAs) for Institute projects and initiatives to determine privacy and security issues and gaps in policy procedures and technologies, identify risk mitigation strategies and ensure adherence to legal, regulatory and contractual privacy
  • Determines needs for Information Sharing Agreements. May participate in the negotiation and execution of ISAs and other agreements between BCIT and a third party involving the collection and disclosure of personal information/data.
  • As directed by the Associate Director, assists with development of operations plans, proposals, business cases and cost-benefit
  • Assists with the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of employee privacy awareness training and education sessions and materials; actively participates in training initiatives, new employee orientation and related
  • With direction from the Associate Director, prepares and updates information Access and Privacy Office communications to raise awareness of specific privacy issues and risks within the BCIT community and to ensure that employees, students and the public understand their respective rights, obligations and responsibilities in relation to
  • Supports the development and delivery of privacy tools and resources to promote privacy awareness and support compliance including website content for the BCIT Information Access and Privacy intranet


  • A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a competitive pension plan
  • Professional Development Funds and opportunities for career development
  • Tuition waivers for BCIT courses
  • Subsidized parking and fitness facilities
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs


  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of 5 years related experience as a in a public sector environment. CIPP or IAPP designation an asset. An equivalent combination of education/training may be
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience in planning, developing and implementing access and privacy related projects and
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of information access and privacy in the public sector, preferably in a post-secondary educational institution.
  • Team player with superb analytical, facilitation, leadership, coaching and supervisory
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication Well developed planning, organizing, decision making, implementation, and problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to deal tactfully and decisively with sensitive client issues while maintaining the highest levels of customer service and confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and handle changing priorities
  • Proficiency in MS Office products and records management

START DATE:                                   August 6, 2018
COMPETITION NUMBER:                18M201
OPEN DATE:                                    June 2, 2018
CLOSING DATE:                              June 20, 2018

BCIT offers a competitive salary, generous benefits package and promotes an inclusive workplace. BCIT is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only successful candidates will be required to have transcripts submitted directly to BCIT’s Human Resources Department directly from granting institution at the time of reference checks.  All appointments will be conditional until receipt of verified credentials.

To apply, visit us at

We are only able to accept applications that are submitted on the BCIT Careers website.

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