Bill 47 Passes: Here’s What You Should Know

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Sweeping changes have been made to Ontario’s labour laws. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, here is what you need to know. On Wednesday, the governing Progressive Conservatives passed labour reform legislation that rolls back many of the changes brought in by the previous Liberal government. The provincial government’s Making Ontario Open for Business… Read more »

How to Write A Cover Letter That’ll Definitely Impress Prospective Employers

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A resume is a list of all of your education, work experience and other qualifications that tell an employer that you’ve got what it takes to get the job done right. Your cover letter is a different matter entirely – and don’t forget to include it. Your cover letter is where you get to be… Read more »

The Legalization of Cannabis and Its Potential Impact on The Workplace

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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 »

Ontario Passes Pay Transparency Law to Help Narrow The Gender Pay Gap

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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 »

Don’t Be a Pinocchio Job Seeker!

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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 »

Busted: The Myths Surrounding Staffing Agencies

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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 »

2018 Ontario Career Guide

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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 »

Want an Excellent Job Reference? Then Take These Steps

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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 »