The EPC Blog

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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As the most populous province in Canada, Ontario finds itself at the forefront of the cannabis industry. Over half of all current licensed medical marijuana grow operations are in Ontario and they will be expanding to accommodate recreational users as part of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which is scheduled to go into effect July… Read more »

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When you hire a new employee, you’re looking forward. You’ve arranged for new internet IDs and passwords, on- or off-site training and reviewed your onboarding process for last-minute ways to make their first day smoother. The last thing on your mind is termination. But when it comes to employment contracts, you can’t afford to put… Read more »

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Whether you’re ready to look for new challenges or find yourself suddenly unemployed, finding a job doesn’t happen overnight. Looking for a new job can be one of the most frustrating and stressful things you’ll ever do. And it can feel even worse if you’re looking for work in southwestern Ontario, where the population is… Read more »

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Whether managers or employees realize it or not, sexism and a lack of equality in the workplace are still present in today’s businesses. Subtle comments or unrealized double standards can hold your workplace back. Harassment and discrimination based on gender are not only harmful to employees but damage the company overall. One of the most… Read more »

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Running a business in Ontario is hard enough. But add to that the extensive catalog of Ontario employment laws that includes: Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997; Accessibility Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005; Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997; Employment Standards Act, 2000; Occupational Health and Safety Act; and Protecting Child Performers Act, 2015…. Read more »

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The Ministry of Labour recently updated its interpretation of the term “critical injury” with particular attention on clauses 1(d) and 1(e) of the Ontario Health Safety Act. Under OHSA, a “critical injury” is defined as an injury, serious in nature, that (a)       puts life in jeopardy; (b)       results in a state of unconsciousness; (c)      … Read more »

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As an employer, the interview is an opportunity to find out as much about a potential employee as possible. Do they have the skills to perform the duties of the job successfully? Will they fit in with the corporate culture? What are their long-term plans? There’s so much to cover even the most conscientious hiring… Read more »

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Employment Professionals Canada is proud to be celebrating 25 years of business. Since the company started in 1992, the country and economy have changed and Employment Professionals Canada has kept pace to provide the solutions to meet ever changing needs. The Beginnings and Growth of Employment Professionals Canada Twenty-five years ago, several key things were… Read more »

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When it comes to hiring new employees, employment contracts are typically used to outline the terms of employment and the scope of the employment relationship. Frequently, employment contracts outline obligations, entitlements and any applicable restrictions for both employer and employee. Many employers view the employment contract as a method of safeguarding their position and obligations… Read more »

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At the end of last year the Government of Canada’s “Task Force on Cannabis Legalization & Regulation” released it’s highly anticipated “A Framework For The Legalization & Regulation of Cannabis” otherwise known as the “Framework Report.” And while the impact of cannabis in the workplace remains hazy for employers, the Framework Report does include recommendations… Read more »