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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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Plant, warehouse and distribution work requires focus, attention to detail and an eye for safety. Some managers believe this means work should be done in silence. However, engagement, morale and productivity can increase when people listen to music. Since wearing headphones can be dangerous in a labour environment, many leaders wonder if playing music over… Read more »

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New provincial legislation has been put in place that will have an impact on Ontario’s workforce. Bill 66, also known as the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, was introduced in December 2018 and passed at Queen’s Park on April 2, 2019. Here’s what employers and employees need to know. The Province says the goal of Bill… Read more »

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Next time you say Namaste to your fellow yogis, it might sound a little more like Naaaaaaaa-maste. While it might sound strange—it certainly did to Melina Morsch at first—goat yoga is becoming a growing trend among yoga enthusiasts and newcomers alike. So, she decided to host one class to see how it would go. “It… Read more »

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Upon entering Lady Luck Photography Studio, it’s easy to feel instantly right at home. That’s because of Jennifer McCready’s vibrant personality and the electric energy she brings to any room she’s in. She greets her clients, who become her fast friends, with a warm smile as tunes—usually McCready’s favourites from the ‘80s—pump from a speaker…. Read more »

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You did it. You’ve applied for the job you wanted, and you got a call back for an interview. Congratulations. Now it’s time to get to the real work: preparing for the interview process. Don’t panic. There are a few steps you can take to make sure you nail that meeting, leaving your prospective employer… Read more »

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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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After scouring the job boards for hours, days, maybe even weeks, there it is. That perfect job you’ve been waiting for. It has everything you’re looking for; flexibility, an opportunity to be creative, and a steady pay cheque. There’s only one thing stopping you—the dreaded resume. Are you one of those unfortunate souls that have… 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 »