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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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Going to work is a fundamental part of almost everyone’s life. For some it is simply a means to make a living, for others, it is the culmination of years of training and education; however, no matter what work means to you, most would hope their work would be a safe space. Sadly, like most… Read more »

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With the new year upon us, the prospect of change and new beginnings are on a lot of people’s minds. However, the idea of change can often be a frightening one, especially when it involves a person’s career. Whether you are out of work and looking for something new, or thinking about making a switch… Read more »

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Success in business is much more than having capital, an innovative product or service, or top-notch marketing. While those are crucial elements in the success of any business, there is one element that often gets overlooked but is easily among the most crucial – having the right employees.  However, ask any hiring manager and they’ll… Read more »

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When it comes to landing your next job, few aspects of the interview process carry as much weight or can be as impactful on a prospective employer as a reference – and this can be either a negative or a positive. And while nobody wants to receive a bad reference, two recent court cases that… Read more »

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As another year ends, businesses across Ontario are preparing for the holidays and planning for the year ahead. For many, this means new strategy, new products, new services; and while this time of year is different for every business, it is important to note that if you are an employer of 20 or more employees,… Read more »

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When most people hear the word taxes, they think of a secular amount of money they need to pay, typically taken out of each pay cheque. However, as an employer, it is a bit more complicated than that, for while it is the duty of the employee to pay these taxes, it is the legal… Read more »

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For most employers, there is a clear line between the personal and professional lives of their employees; however, with the introduction of Bill 157, it seems that line has now become a little blurred – as it has many people on the fence. The bill was recently brought forth for its first reading at the… Read more »

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Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeals sent a clear statement to employers: A poorly written term contract will cost you. In Covenoho v. Pendylum Ltd., 2017 ONCA 284, the court ruled that when a termination clause will breach the Employment Standards Act (ESA) in the future, such clause is void and, therefore, unable… Read more »

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You may think your Ontario business is protected by air-tight termination documentation and procedures, but even the most iron-clad contracts can be vulnerable under some recent rulings by the court. If you haven’t been keeping an eye on employment law news, here’s what you need to know. Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. In this case,… Read more »

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Creating a more supportive, dynamic, and inclusive Ontario is the call to action for many employers as the province released its new Access Talent initiative earlier this summer. However, many employers are wondering exactly what this new strategy is and how it will impact their business. The strategy includes a non-binding call for employers with… Read more »