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Cuts to Social Assistance?

Previously announced cuts to the welfare system are currently in question as the Ford government directed municipalities to “destroy” inserts to October welfare cheques outlining cuts taking effect this fall. Anti-poverty activists and municipal officials are hopeful that the province may be reconsidering the changes, widely believed to be harmful to vulnerable children and people … Continue reading

Accessibility Advisory

Did you know that Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees provide advice to the municipal government to help make public services and facilities accessible to everyone. Learn how to serve on a committee.   Read Employment E-News – September 2019 – Getting Serious in September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Cyber Security Jobs In Demand

Cyber Security roles have never been more in demand! Data breaches are becoming more common and can cost an average of $3.62 million according to a 2017 report. For any sized company data breaches are an imminent threat and very expensive, including the cost of loss of credibility. It is no wonder that the need … Continue reading

Workplace Accessibility

It’s time for businesses to prepare for upcoming workplace accessibility rules. Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, has been approved by the federal government. The objective of the legislation is to ensure that Canada is barrier-free by 2040. Employers are being asked to be proactive in assessing the accessibility in their workplaces. Click to read … Continue reading

Dial 211 For Assistance

When you don’t know where to turn, dial 2-1-1. 211 can connect you with community, social, health and government services across Ontario. Dial 211 for free and confidential help available 24/7 in 150+languages!   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Employing Young Talent

The Employing Young Talent Incentive connects local businesses with young talented workers who recently graduated. Through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the program assists employers who hire a youth (15–29) to work on average 20 hours a week, providing up to $2000 (based on eligibility). The intent is to help small businesses compete, … Continue reading

Cell Phones and Driving

Drivers caught using a handheld device will be fined up to $1,000 — more than double the 2018 fine. Additional penalties include a three-day license suspension and three demerit points. For a second conviction within five years, the maximum fine rises to $2,000, plus six demerit points and a seven-day driver’s license suspension. Drivers with … Continue reading

Bill 47 – Repeal Bill 148

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) passed. Bill 47 repeals or rewrites parts of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) introduced by the previous Ontario Liberal government. Bill 47 will be in effect on January 1, 2019. Due to Bill 47, the minimum wage will remain … 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

@211 Central

Finding help when you need it can be difficult. Call, text or live chat with 211 Central for help. The free and confidential helpline is answered 24hrs a day. Click to view the website.   Read Employment E-News – September 2018 – Step into September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1