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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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Would a few extra dollars an hour change lives for the better? The previous Ontario Liberals seemed to think an extra $2.40 an hour would do just that. In January, minimum wage earners received a substantial increase to $14 an hour. The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, known as Bill 148, brought the change forward…. Read more »

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For the first time in over a decade, Jessie can finally breathe a sigh of relief. When she finishes her day at work, she doesn’t need to worry about rushing out the door to her second, or third, or even fourth part-time job. There’s food in the fridge to eat, the bills have been paid… Read more »

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Canada’s lawmakers have made a historic decision to legalize the use of cannabis. Canadians have been allowed to use the drug medicinally since 2001, but they will soon be able to consume it recreationally. Bill C-45, better known as the Cannabis Act, was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, and is set… Read more »

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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 »