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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For the last year, large organizations and companies in Ontario have been working to implement workplace accommodation changes to meet new requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Now, it’s the smaller organizations turn (less than 50 employees) and the deadline is rapidly approaching. By January 1, 2017, all employers must comply… Read more »

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Employers and job seekers in Ontario are likely aware of the Changing Workplaces Review, but may be unclear as to how it will directly impact those who work or do business in the province; particularly those in the staffing industry. Over the coming weeks, we will provide an overview of the issues the review covers,… Read more »

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On September 29, 2016, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its new version of a Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability. This is an update to a policy that was first introduced in 2001. Since that time, there have been many important case law developments, new international human rights standards and evolving… Read more »

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The gender wage gap – the difference between wages earned by women compared to wages earned by men for similar work – is very real in the province of Ontario. Statistics Canada reports that female workers within the province, on average, earn 26 percent less than men in equivalent positions. In other words, women earn… Read more »

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From fines for failure to pay, to on the job injuries and even workplace fatalities, Ontario businesses faced high fines and employees faced workplace accidents in 2016. While workplace injuries and accidents can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in workers’ compensation claims and fines, the real cost is to employees who… Read more »

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Ontario businesses need traffic controllers. Despite instability in some areas of the job market, forklift operators remain in demand. A quick search of our job board and you’ll find traffic controller and other forklift positions that offer variety to help you find your dream job. Want to work full time? Prefer part time? Just looking… Read more »

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Now that high schools and post-secondary students are back in the classroom, many Ontario employers are keeping an eye out for student interns or other co-op students to join their ranks. Internships and co-ops can often be mutually beneficial for both student and employer by: helping the student in gaining that all-important on-the-job experience; and… Read more »

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Earlier this summer, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) launched a new whistleblower program aimed at encouraging individuals to report securities-related misconduct, such as market manipulation, insider trading, irregularities in the areas of financial reporting and general misrepresentation to the OSC. The program is similar to one currently in effect in Quebec, but unlike the Quebec… Read more »

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Bonus policies can be a great employee incentive, but they might also be putting your company at risk. When an employee is terminated, the employee’s bonus entitlement can become a contentious matter, especially if the employee claims they’re entitled to a portion – or the entirety – of their bonus as part of their termination… Read more »

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Few families have the ability to have a full-time stay-at-home parent. Most families in Ontario are comprised of two working parents, and that means an increased need for affordable, accessible, quality daycare. Parents who don’t have to worry about their children while they’re on the job are genuinely happier and more productive in the workplace…. Read more »