Bill 66 and What It Means for Workers in Ontario

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New provincial legislation has been put in place that will have an impact on Ontario’s workforce. Bill 66, also known as the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, was introduced in December 2018 and passed at Queen’s Park on April 2, 2019. Here’s what employers and employees need to know. The Province says the goal of Bill… Read more »

Photographer Inspires Confidence Through Her Camera Lens

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Upon entering Lady Luck Photography Studio, it’s easy to feel instantly right at home. That’s because of Jennifer McCready’s vibrant personality and the electric energy she brings to any room she’s in. She greets her clients, who become her fast friends, with a warm smile as tunes—usually McCready’s favourites from the ‘80s—pump from a speaker…. Read more »

Interview Jitters? These Tips Will Help You Ace It

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You did it. You’ve applied for the job you wanted, and you got a call back for an interview. Congratulations. Now it’s time to get to the real work: preparing for the interview process. Don’t panic. There are a few steps you can take to make sure you nail that meeting, leaving your prospective employer… Read more »

One man overcomes his spinal cord injury and achieves his dreams

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Mealing’s life was changed forever when he suffered a spinal cord injury. He was just 18 when he fell off a ride at Crystal Beach Amusement Park. After the incident, he had to re-learn how to do many of the things most people take for granted; tasks like how to go to the bathroom,… Read more »

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 »

Retired Veteran Builds New Memories During Invictus Games

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Other people took medals home, but Sgt. Dean Irvine celebrated a different kind of victory during the 2018 Invictus Games. The retired member of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry from Welland, Ont. spent nearly two weeks in Australia competing in wheelchair rugby, rowing, and powerlifting in the games. The Invictus Games is an international sporting… Read more »

Canadian peanut pioneer proud of his family business

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James Picard Senior doesn’t recall ever taking a sick day. You can find him working around his store in Windham and out back on the farm. That’s amazing when you stop to think that this man is in his early eighties. “I like the business. I go to work every day,” he explains. “I don’t believe… Read more »

Ontario Government Proposes Making Ontario Open For Business Act

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Just as employers and employees in Ontario have begun to settle in and adjust to the changes the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, better known as Bill 148, made to labour laws, the newly formed Progressive Conservative Party has said it will roll back some of those changes and freeze minimum wage to $14 an… Read more »