Canada Employment

Trump 'Religious Freedom' Order Would Complicate Business Travel

Jennifer Mathers McHenry | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Business
Jennifer Mathers McHenry

With the looming "religious freedom" legislation which could enshrine and protect a "right" to discriminate if the desire to do so is religiously motivated, the U.S. is, in my view, increasingly becoming a jurisdiction to which Canadian employers have to be careful about sending their employees.

Team Up With Employment Counsel To Save Your Business Money (Really)

Jennifer Mathers McHenry | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Business
Jennifer Mathers McHenry

The failure to treat employment law and HR seriously is puzzling. Employees, after all, are many companies' biggest budget line item, their biggest potential liability and their biggest asset. So to entrust the proper and strategic legal management of them to the cheapest bidder -- to regard employment law as mere "commodity work" -- is foolhardy.

Ontario Workers Deserve A Wage-Theft Protection Program With Teeth

Vince Wong | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Vince Wong

The public needs to stand up and declare with one voice that they will no longer permit these affronts to justice to go on. Ontarians need to demand that their government reinstate the Provincial Employee Wage Protection Program immediately.

What To Keep In Mind When Working From Home With Kids

Lianne Castelino | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Maybe I was in an ultra-serious head space when I first saw the video of Robert Kelly's children enter the backdrop of their father's live interview with the BBC. I didn't laugh. I didn't see an ounce of humour in it, frankly. All I could think about was how horrified he must have felt, though he did an incredible job masking it.

Canada Added More Jobs Last Month, And They're Not All Part-Time

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Business

Unemployment dropped to 6.6 per cent last month, its lowest level in more than two years.

Canada Added More Jobs Last Month, And They're Not All Part-Time

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Business

It dropped to 6.6 per cent last month, its lowest level in more than two years.

Part-Time Work Fuelled Canada's Job Growth Last Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business

The number of full-time jobs was so low it was statistically insignificant.

A Friendly Warning Before You Return To Your Former Employer

Workopolis | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Business

After discovering that the grass wasn't as green on the other side, you may find yourself gazing once again at the lawn you abandoned - but leaving is always easier than returning.

What Companies Can Do To Create Mutually Beneficial Internships

Steve Titus | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

With all the negative attention around internships, companies may be tempted to shy away from the idea, but this is a poor business decision. The investment you make in internship programs can provide a tremendous return for the company and the student, so it should not be overlooked.

Finding Happiness Through Self-Expression

Lisa Abram | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

I recently read a heart-wrenching essay in The Globe and Mail's Facts and Arguments section. It's about a woman named Sally who is going through a difficult emotional time and questioning the universe while having a spa day. Her turmoil was palpable, her angst was raw, and her self-doubt was heart-wrenching.

‘Employment Catastrophe' 4 Years Away As Driverless Truck Launched

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business

It’s not only drivers who are at risk.

Minister Says Canadians Should Get Used To Short-Term Employment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Politics

"It's going to happen. We have to accept that.''

Why Students Should Consider Taking A Gap Year

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Parents often fear that a gap year will set their children back, stunting their education and career opportunities. On the contrary, hitting the pause button to gain life experience before resuming studies can actually boost future prospects.

Canada Added Lots Of Jobs Last Month. Most Don't Pay Much.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business

One big reason not to get excited about job growth.

Canada Added 67,200 Jobs In September

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business

But the national unemployment rate didn't budge.

My Home Country's Religion Doesn't Justify Denying LGBT Jobs

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

It is no secret that state policies in this country continue to be influenced by the church. The very constitution is built on the fundamental beliefs of Christianity. So how can a government say it protects members of the LGBT community when this type of blatant discrimination is being encouraged and spread through the media?

Reaching The Next Level Of Female Empowerment In Saudi Arabia

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business

Saudi Arabia stands out as a country where entrepreneurship is well-perceived and is seen as a worthy career choice for women. This type of advancements will not only be an important factor in the social advancement of women, but will more broadly result in potential economic development for the country.

I'm Proving Women Are Wired For The Male-Dominated Tech Industry

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Business

Traditional occupations with high rates of female workers in Russia are medicine, education, hospitality and service industries. Ironically, these happen to be the industries with not-so-high salaries and meager career opportunities. The most lucrative careers are predominantly male, and there is no trend of change on the gender front.

The Invisible Women Of Pakistan

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Impact

These enterprising, entrepreneurial and gutsy women play a major role in supporting families in Pakistan, yet officially, they are invisible. A large number of these women are often poor and engaged in either home-based economic activity or agricultural work leading to a lack of documentation.

The Toronto Roots Of Labour Day

John Cartwright | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Business
John Cartwright

This Labour Day over twenty-five thousand union members will march on the streets of Toronto with the Labour Council to celebrate the achievements of the labour movement. It is the largest parade on Labour Day in North America -- a testament to the determination of workers to mark our place in Canada's largest urban centre.

The Tech Revolution Rides On A Wave Of Lost Jobs

Ike Awgu | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
Ike Awgu

The new technological revolution has created millions of jobs (and that's great!) -- but jobs for who? There is an that assumption that the 'new jobs' which spring from the ashes of the industries they've replaced will be of such a character that the people previously employed as long haul truck drivers or fast food employees will find new employment. The technological revolution is different; the industrial revolution took years to replace entire industries. This one takes months.

Your Poorly-Written Job Descriptions Are Driving Away Talent

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

If you have undertaken the delicate task of attracting talent and recruiting that talent, you will have been faced with the challenge of producing descriptive and enticing job descriptions. A well-written and accurate job description will attract the right level of talent that your organization deserves. At the same time, a poorly-written description will send out the wrong signals and bring in the wrong people. Avoid these mistakes at all costs.

What Would You Do For A Living If There Were No Gender Stereotypes?

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Business

Imagine choosing your path according to your strengths and passion whether you are a man or a woman, whether it's profitable or not. Imagine if you could explore your talents in an early age and respond to your calling as soon as you start working. If you have a job you don't like and want to find your passion, it's never too late.

Dear Boomer Employers: You Are Not Our F*cking Parents

Brett Caron | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
Brett Caron

Like it or not, we are adults who have grown up into a world which is objectively unfair. We could go into the reasons why -- like the deregulation of corporate shenanigans which crashed our economy and rapes our ecosystem, or the wild inflation of tuition that's buried us in debt. It must be a struggle, having to listen to scary words you don't like from little people you don't respect.

Summer Jobs Build Money Smarts

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.