The EPC Blog

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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Recently, Forbes talked to several women in tech about trends they see coming down the pike. These leaders expect to see people and industries using technology in more powerful ways in the coming years. These trends say tech leaders will lead to even more demand for skilled tech pros. Here are some of the trends… Read more »

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It’s no secret that the battle for tech talent is fierce. Most companies are nowhere near where they want or need to be in terms of technology utilization. One of the biggest reasons for that disparity is difficulty finding tech talent. The good news? There are solutions. If you struggle to fill tech roles, a… Read more »

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It’s no secret that marijuana is big business in Canada. According to forecasts from Deloitte, legal cannabis could become a $22.6 billion industry and generate over 150,000 jobs over the next several years. As time goes on, employers will be looking for specific cannabis-sector experience, but for right now, they are just looking to scoop… Read more »

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It is easy to understand why employers want to hire candidates with at least some professional experience, but in a tight job market, savvy employers are reframing their approach. When good candidates are hard to find, it could pay dividends to relax your experience requirements and focus on hiring enthusiastic, trainable recent graduates for open… Read more »

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Recreational marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2018, but there is still much confusion when it comes to employment law and cannabis.  If you have been wondering whether it’s ok to use marijuana when working at a warehouse, here are some things you should know. Can You Use Marijuana During Your Shift? As a… Read more »

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Is your warehouse a revolving door of employees? High turnover has a real impact on an organization. It can cost one to four times an employee’s salary to replace them, productivity takes a hit and churn can have a serious impact on morale. Retaining warehouse workers requires putting in the work to create a safe… Read more »

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If you work in a light industrial, manufacturing or warehouse environment, you probably have a demanding schedule. The hours can be long, temperatures can be extreme, and pressure to hit deadlines is high. It’s tempting to want to skip breaks to get the job done, but it is okay and even necessary to take breaks… Read more »

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Employers in the industrial and manufacturing sectors have been struggling with a skills gap in their organizations for several years. Businesses need skilled employees to meet demand effectively, but there aren’t enough talented people in the job market to fill those roles. Here are four strategies you can use to combat the skills gap in… Read more »

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Whether you are a working parent looking for a better job opportunity or a stay-at-home parent looking to re-enter the workforce, the fact is, you’re busy. Finding time to search for a job can be extremely challenging when you’re balancing family and professional priorities. If you are a parent ready for new career challenges, here… Read more »

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The legalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana have confused and raised challenges for Canadian employers. Here are five things employers should understand about marijuana in the workplace. Clarification on Legal Status As of October 2018, The Government of Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use. Employees Cannot Be Impaired At Work Similar to rules regarding… Read more »