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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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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 »

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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 »