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More than 400,000 unfilled jobs in Canada: Report

B.C., Quebec see highest job vacancy rates in first quarter The rate of job vacancies maintained last quarter’s record high of three per cent, with about 407,000 private sector jobs remaining unfilled for at least four months, according to a Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) report. The job vacancy rate — the proportion of [...]

By | 2018-06-20T16:59:52+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canada loses 7,500 jobs in May, but unemployment rate steady at 5.8 per cent

OTTAWA—Canada’s economy unexpectedly lost jobs for the second month in a row in May, but wages posted their fastest year-over-year increase in nine years, Statistics Canada said Friday. The economy lost 7,500 jobs in May as a drop in full-time employment was only partially offset by an increase in part-time jobs, while the unemployment rate [...]

By | 2018-06-08T20:20:32+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More employers offering promotions without raises

Many workers willing to accept them: Survey A better job title doesn't always come with a bigger paycheque, according to a survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam. Nearly half of Canadian HR managers (47 per cent) said it's common for their company to offer employees promotions without salary increases, up 22 percentage points from a similar [...]

By | 2018-06-07T15:14:43+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Booze and weed at the office party?

Legalization of marijuana presents challenges for situations that normally include alcohol The office party — time to let loose, have a drink — and toke up? We’ve all heard stories of the office holiday parties where people feel they can relax and have a few drinks with co-workers — and maybe a few who have [...]

By | 2018-06-05T14:12:43+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Many workers not taking lunch: Survey

3 in 5 say managers don’t encourage such breaks More than one-quarter of Canadian workers do not take a regular lunch break due to workload, company policy or culture, according to a survey by Tork, a global hygiene brand. Once a much-anticipated fixture of the workday, the lunch break has more recently been the subject [...]

By | 2018-05-31T17:00:33+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feds step in to boost board diversity

Bill C-25 uses ‘comply-and-explain’ model to put pressure on companies In a bid to boost diversity on corporate boards, the federal government passed Bill C-25 on May 1 — an Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Competition Act. The move follows [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:50:59+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ottawa cracking down on employers who abuse temporary foreign workers program

OTTAWA—The federal Liberal government, chastised last year in an auditor’s report that found a lack of oversight of Canada’s controversial temporary foreign workers program, is stepping up employer inspections and naming and shaming those caught breaking the rules. Since the start of the year, roughly 1,600 employers have been flagged as “high-risk” and selected for inspections by [...]

By | 2018-05-29T15:45:10+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning, growth opportunities top factor for jobseekers

Company culture, pay and benefits further behind as considerations: Survey Learning and growth opportunities are the top factor in deciding whether to accept a job offer, according to a recent survey. When asked “What is most important to you when deciding to accept a job offer?” respondents answered: learning and growth opportunities – 42 per [...]

By | 2018-05-29T15:40:31+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Law protecting Ontarians from disclosure of police records finally gets green light

Nearly three years after it was passed unanimously by the Ontario legislature, the Police Record Checks Reform Act will become law on Nov. 1. It will severely limit the release of police “non-conviction records” that have thwarted careers and ruined lives, as detailed in a Star investigation. Legislation protecting innocent Ontarians from the release of [...]

By | 2018-05-29T15:40:38+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments