Strategies for Finding a Skilled Trades Job

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Skilled trades jobs are both lucrative and in demand. Many economists have identified a major shortage of skilled tradespeople in Canada for more than a decade. This is great news for job seekers looking to enter a particular trade or find a new position. But where do you look for a skilled trades job? Well,… Read more »

Hiring: Canadian Companies Proceed with Caution

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A recent Bank of Canada survey suggests that most companies are still keeping their hiring at a minimum as economic conditions nationwide remain uncertain. Many firms claim that economic uncertainty is the primary reason that they have chosen to delay future projects and to hire new employees very modestly. Hiring has improved ever so slightly… Read more »

Effective Onboarding and Employee Success Starts with Your Recruitment Strategy

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We all know that onboarding a new staff member takes time, money and company resources. While hiring talented staff is absolutely essential for any successful organization, it takes a considerable amount of effort to get a new employee up to speed—no matter how good they are. But what if there was a way to cut… Read more »

Canadian Labour Market Shows Improvement in Payroll Gains

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A recent payroll survey from Statistics Canada shows that the nation’s overall labour market is headed in a positive direction. Many economists consider StatCans’s monthly survey of employment, payroll and hours to be a valuable and highly accurate representation of the current labour market. Because this particular survey relies on actual business payrolls and Canada… Read more »