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Viola Desmond Banknote

The new Canadian $10 banknote has gone into circulation! The $10 vertical banknote features the first Canadian woman on a banknote! Civil rights pioneer and business woman, Viola Desmond, as well as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights are now on the $10 Canadian bill. Read more.   Read Employment E-News – December 2018 – … Continue reading

New Data Security Rules

Strict new data security requirements came into effect on November 1, 2018 for any organization that collects, uses and discloses personal information in Canada. Organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) must now follow mandatory privacy breach record-keeping, reporting and notification rules. Consequences for non-compliance are significant. Learn more about … Continue reading

Population Growth

Between 2017-2018, Canada’s population grew by 518,588+. That translates into a population increase of almost one person every minute. The country’s annual population growth rate was 1.4% from 2017-2018 – the highest since 1989/1990. Canada’s current population is 37,058,856. Click here for more information about Canada’s population.   Read Employment E-News – November 2018 – We Are … Continue reading

Rising Debt and Interest

A new report from research firm, Environics Analytics, indicates that rising interest rates and increased debt are putting pressure on Canadians. According to the report, debt levels among Canadians increased by $9 billion dollars from 2016 to 2017. Those who are homeowners may be seeing gains in net worth due to housing inflation, however, discretionary … Continue reading

Repeal of Bill 148

In late October, the Government of Ontario announced Bill 47, “Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018”. The Bill includes an almost full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, and Ontario’s apprenticeship system. How is Bill 148 affected? – Minimum wage paused at $14 per hour – Partial repeal of scheduling … Continue reading

Canadian Nobel Winner

Canadian Professor, Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo has been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics. She is only the 3rd woman to ever have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for physics; it has been 55 years since the last female physicist received the award. Learn more.   Read Employment E-News – October … Continue reading

Gender Equality at Work

Did you know that companies with women in at least 30% of leadership roles see economic gains? In fact, companies are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth and 1.7 times more likely to have greater leadership strength. Learn more. Recently, Ontario midwives welcomed a ‘historic’ victory in a pay equity case. The … Continue reading

Growing Middle Class

The world is on the verge of a historic milestone. Based on the research of Brookings Institution scholar Homi Kharas, it is predicted that by 2020, the middle class will account for more than half of the world’s population. The middle class are defined as those who can afford the basic needs like food, shelter … Continue reading

It Pays to Hire Youth!

The New Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) helps small to medium size businesses (SMEs) hire and retain youth! SMEs may be eligible for the following: $1,000-$2,000 hiring and retaining a young person (15 to 29 years old) Financial incentives for hiring a high school student (15 to 18 years old) through the Youth Job Connection … Continue reading

Newcomer Volunteer Fair

An opportunity for newcomers to find the perfect volunteer opportunity! Speakers and local community organizations will provide insights into Canadian workplace culture, the benefits of volunteering when job searching and settling in a new community, Not a newcomer to Canada? You’re welcome too! Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa Wednesday, October … Continue reading