Canada Employment

Canada's Youth Need More And Better Opportunities

Rossann Williams | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Rossann Williams

Young people represent a vital and untapped resource for Canadian business, but many employers don't have clear strategies to recruit, train and retain them.

All Workers Deserve Equal Access To Paid Sick Days

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Sandeep Prasad

Millions of workers across Ontario lack access to paid sick days and job protection. For many, taking a sick day is simply not an option. This gap in access to an important protection disproportionately affects people in low-wage jobs and precarious work, a sure signal about the unfairness of employment standards.

A G20 Leader Who Walks The Talk

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

As soon as Trudeau walks in, everyone, and I mean everyone including CEOs, politicians and senior level bureaucrats from around the world move in his direction. They want to shake the hand of, and take a selfie with, the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada.

6 Ways To Promote Yourself Without Bragging Or Being A Jerk

Rick Gillis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business
Rick Gillis

In today's intensely competitive, hyper-social work world, self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It's a career survival skill. Employers must know your real value. Otherwise you'll frequently find yourself on the losing end professionally.

Millennials Don't Heart Your Company's Basic Technology

Dave Borrelli | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

Technology is not a nice-to-have for the millennial generation; it's a deal breaker. And considering that by 2030 75 per cent of the workforce will be millennials, it's something to take seriously. Millennials' technology expectations, coupled by their social media, mobile computing and app usage, are spreading into the workplace.

The Canadian Left Must Engage The New Chinese Working Class

Justin Kong | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Justin Kong

With the defeat of the New Democratic Party last month, it's clear that the Canadian left must adjust their strategy. Part of this new strategy needs to support the development of progressive, grassroots immigrant power to counter the presence of more conservative and moderate elements within these communities.

Hiring A Veteran Will Be The Best Business Decision You Make

Jessica Glazer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

Some military vets have seen more in their lifetime then we ever will. To the university grad, the buzzwords teamwork, leadership, loyalty and attention to detail are just that -- buzz words. To the military vet, it's what defines them.

Is Your Nanny Entitled To Paid Sick Days?

Her Magazine | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

I often get asked whether one has to cover sick days for personal caregivers or nannies. I usually have the same response: it depends. What did you agree to when she first started working? This is a difficult topic, but it is important to think about it at the outset of the relationship.

Higher Education Must Put More Emphasis On Career Success

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

There's no mistaking the priority among parents, students and the public these days when it comes to post-secondary education. First and foremost, they want the post-secondary programs to lead to rewarding careers.

Getting Ahead Of The Pack 15 Minutes At A Time

Paul S Hillier | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Business
Paul S Hillier

A one-month trial period could require employees to track their hours and discuss the results with their supervisor, similar to how a consultant may discuss her or his monthly invoice with a client. In adopting this one-month trial period, employees who work outside of professional service and consulting firms could benefit from various consultants' practices.

Full Employment Can be Achieved Without Destroying the Planet

Development Unplugged | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Few make the connection between preserving and sustaining our global environmental commons and growing our common wealth. The only way we can sustainably improve the standard of living for all is by expanding the collective public goods and services that we share, instead of through profit-driven production.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Is a Dead End for Jobs

John Jacobs | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Business
John Jacobs

Canada used to excel at industrial strategy, but now we are satisfied with trade, and any type of trade will do. That hands-off mentality, which is at the heart of global trade deals like the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), goes some way to explaining why Canada's trade deficits are growing, faster with free-trade partners than other countries, and the job intensity of our exports is declining.

Canada Needs a Federal Focus on Sustainable Youth Employment

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The federal government must invest in solid labour market research and incentives for employers to hire Canadian youth, like grants and tax breaks. Industry has to step up, too, offering co-op education placements and paid internships, as well as career mentorship for young employees. We should closely watch and learn from the European Union. Facing massive underemployment, over the past four years the EU has launched a sweeping youth employment strategy, including better labour market research, apprenticeship and skills training programs, as well as government-business partnerships that are expected to create more jobs.

What Turkey Hosting the G20 Summit Means to Me

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business

Since gender equality is one of the most important issues in terms of sustainable and healthy growth, Turkey has launched a new engagement group, Women20 (W20), which will concentrate on enhancing the role and increasing the participation of women in business. In addition to gender equality, ensuring women have access to financial assets will form the backbone of global growth.

There's a Way to Recover Jobs Lost to Globalization

Salman Sakir | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Globalization has brought significant benefits to the global economy, including developed countries' economies. However, it has led to decrease in the manufacturing base and employment in Canada and the US. If policies that require local content are introduced, it could boost employment in the manufacturing sector.

It's Time for a Tough Conversation About Economic Growth

Peter Victor | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Victor

As an economist who has focused on environmental challenges, I've long recognized that in my field it often takes a major crisis before cherished but unsatisfactory theories finally give way to new thinking. So it is with how economists think about growth and the environment. The tragic irony is that all this growth in the past few decades has done little to improve happiness in the 'developed' world. Meanwhile, their growing economies consume the ecological space desperately needed by poorer countries where growth still promises real gains in well-being.

The One Skill on Your Resume That Matters Most to Employers

Peter Harris | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

While the content is ostensibly what you have done in the past, the real subject of your resume should actually be what you can do in the future. Your past accomplishments as evidence of your future potential. There's really only one skill that matters at the end of the day. It is your ability to achieve results -- they care about what you can do with what you know.

Helping Students Picture the Future's Most In-Demand Jobs

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

More needs to be done to identify the careers of the future -- this is especially important as the demand for a more professionally trained and highly skilled workforce continues to grow. It is more essential than ever to identify the future opportunities for young people and ensure students and parents know what qualifications are required to pursue those careers.

F.L.O.W. Offers a Model for the Future of Work

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

Salaries are getting lower; people are malcontent with three weeks of vacation and mediocre benefits; and there is a rise in people earning, saving, jumping off, freelancing, downsizing and living the life they want. The #dreamjob doesn't exist. On the other hand, the happily balanced life can, but only if we give it a chance and start to operate differently.

What the UN's New Sustainable Development Plan Means for Canada

Development Unplugged | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Over the next 15 years, the international community will be guided by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) integrating the three broad pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental well-being. Universal in nature, this means the SDGs will go beyond guiding the international cooperation efforts of high-income countries and emerging economies, to encouraging Canada to determine how it will address its own sustainable development challenges domestically.

Have a Strategy for Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

Marcia Sirota | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

Anyone who works with other people has had to deal with a difficult co-worker at some point in their career. Whether it's the office brown-noser; the office gossip; the person who steals your ideas and claims them as their own; or the jealous and competitive colleague who tries to sabotage your success -- the most important thing to realize when dealing with people like this is that it's not about you.

The One Job Interview Tip Experts Forget to Give

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business
Steven Shehori

The majority of experts (rightfully) focus on the practical stuff: study the company, be prepared for common interview questions, ask questions of your own, be very well groomed, dress appropriately -- the list goes on. That said, here's a next-level tip geared at setting you apart from anyone who's already heeded the above advice.

Canada Shouldn't Count on Accidents to Build Successful Start-Ups

Paul Barter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It's clear that as a society we need innovative new firms to step in and help solve our climate, health and social problems, while at the same time creating a profit for investors and jobs for all of us. The important question is: how can we assure that this happens?

It's Tough to Celebrate Labour Day Without Work

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

As Canada celebrates Labour Day weekend, there are important questions concerning Gandhi's premise that we must begin asking ourselves. For example, how do we deal with a world of wealth without work? Upon entering an era of ironies, we find ourselves forced to deal with some increasing contradictions -- employability replaces employment, people without jobs, jobs without people, numerous part-time jobs replacing full-time ones, employment numbers going down because people have stopped looking for work altogether.

Can 10 Words Really Impact 100 million Women?

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Business

"Bring more than 100 million women into the labor force." These 10 words represent the commitment of 10 Presidents, 10 Prime Ministers and one Chancellor to increase female labour force participation (FLFP) in the name of economic growth.