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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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That minuscule black spot on the back of your elbow may just be a leftover poppy seed from lunch. Or it could be something more sinister. It could be a Lyme Disease-carrying tick. But could you spot the difference? It can be hard to tell, and that’s the point the U.S. Center for Disease Control and… Read more »

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Did you know Ontario is the first province to pass new pay transparency legislation designed to help close the gender pay gap? You might be asking, “what does this mean for me?” Here’s what you need to know, whether you’re an employer or an employee. The goal of the legislation, that passed Third Reading in… Read more »

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In today’s tight employment market, employers are bound to be faced with turnover. Losing a talented employee can cause a panicked reaction, and without a transition plan in place, that role could be left open for some time. When an employee exits, it is imperative to tackle the challenge immediately and with purpose, so you… Read more »

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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 »