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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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The Government of Ontario recently passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018, which will go into effect on January 1, 2019. This piece of legislation is part of Then Now Next: Ontario’s Strategy for Women’s Economic Empowerment, designed to improve gender equity over the course of three years. So, what does the Pay Transparency Act, 2018… Read more »

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Improving gender equity in the workplace is a major priority for Ontario. As part of this push, the Ministry of the Status of Women recently launched The Women’s Economic Security Program (WESP) to create funding streams for projects that help women develop and further their skills in the workplace. An Overview of WESP WESP is… Read more »

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Business owners having a tough time navigating the new employment legislation surrounding holiday pay are getting a reprieve from the Ontario Liberal government. The Ministry of Labour announced Monday that it will take a closer look at its public holiday pay provisions as part of an on-going review of provincial labour and employment legislation. The… Read more »

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In early April, Ontario unveiled its Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI), designed to help young people ages 15-29 find jobs and support employers by offering financial incentives to businesses that hire them. Small businesses who employ less than 100 people could be eligible for a hiring incentive of $1,000 and a retention incentive of another… Read more »

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There is nothing easy about trying to land a job. For some, the process can take weeks or months, and this period is usually filled with frustration, disappointment and stress. It is for these reasons we often see job seekers, in an effort to shorten their search or improve their chances, decide to distort, exaggerate,… Read more »

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With the rise of technology, the way we look for jobs has changed immensely. There was a time when you could pound the pavement, looking for ‘help wanted, enquire within’ signs. Nowadays, job seekers on the hunt for their next big opportunity are greeted by a sign telling them to ‘apply online.’ It’s hard not… Read more »

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A termination clause seems like a simple thing – a passage used in an employment contract that is intended to limit the rights of the employee to notice and/or termination pay in lieu of notice. It works in such a way as to provide a formula for compensation as the result of notice that is… Read more »

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How does a business prosper and grow? This is perhaps the most commonly asked question among business owners and managers, and it is one that you will likely get a different answer depending on whom you ask. However, one answer that is seemingly universally agreed upon is that to succeed, you need to be able… Read more »

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Employees deserve the right to go to work each day in a safe and healthy environment. And while we’d hope everyone would agree with that sentiment, throughout the annals of time, history has shown many an employer who felt differently about the well-being of their employers, rather viewing them as a disposable commodity that could… Read more »

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With 2018 well underway, changes in the landscape of Ontario employment law and policy have certainly given business owners and operators a lot to think about. However, with all these changes, it can be difficult, and potentially costly, to be unaware and abide. We understand how difficult it can be to operate a business which… Read more »