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Employment Professionals Canada has the latest on the country’s workforce, job market, job search and hiring trends. Read our blog for helpful tips on how to find employment or hire the best talent.

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Mealing’s life was changed forever when he suffered a spinal cord injury. He was just 18 when he fell off a ride at Crystal Beach Amusement Park. After the incident, he had to re-learn how to do many of the things most people take for granted; tasks like how to go to the bathroom,… Read more »

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Sweeping changes have been made to Ontario’s labour laws. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, here is what you need to know. On Wednesday, the governing Progressive Conservatives passed labour reform legislation that rolls back many of the changes brought in by the previous Liberal government. The provincial government’s Making Ontario Open for Business… Read more »

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A resume is a list of all of your education, work experience and other qualifications that tell an employer that you’ve got what it takes to get the job done right. Your cover letter is a different matter entirely – and don’t forget to include it. Your cover letter is where you get to be… Read more »

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Other people took medals home, but Sgt. Dean Irvine celebrated a different kind of victory during the 2018 Invictus Games. The retired member of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry from Welland, Ont. spent nearly two weeks in Australia competing in wheelchair rugby, rowing, and powerlifting in the games. The Invictus Games is an international sporting… Read more »

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James Picard Senior doesn’t recall ever taking a sick day. You can find him working around his store in Windham and out back on the farm. That’s amazing when you stop to think that this man is in his early eighties. “I like the business. I go to work every day,” he explains. “I don’t believe… Read more »

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Just as employers and employees in Ontario have begun to settle in and adjust to the changes the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, better known as Bill 148, made to labour laws, the newly formed Progressive Conservative Party has said it will roll back some of those changes and freeze minimum wage to $14 an… Read more »

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What do you do when you can’t find a product that actually works? In the case of Khaili and Tim McMorris, they made their own. When their now three-year-old daughter, Willow, was born, Khaili was left scrambling to find a cream that would cure her daughter’s diaper rash. Tired, weary, and eager to ease the… Read more »

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In a world filled with cell phones, Ipads, video games and all sorts of gizmos and gadgets it can be hard to pull yourself away from the whirling lights of technology and really connect with family and friends face to face. But a Google search for “Board Games” suggests that more and more, people are… Read more »

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Picture a performer as she hangs in the air by her foot, which is wrapped skilfully around a silk. Another woman makes it look easy as she poses upside down on a metal ring suspended in the air.  Combine that with stilt walkers wearing steampunk-inspired attire, live music; don’t forget the finger-lickin’ good barbecue and… Read more »