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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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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 »

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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 »