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Immigrant Talent Could Help

Immigrant talent could help address Canada’s healthcare needs in COVID-19 recovery. A Statistics Canada study indicates that 47% of foreign-educated immigrants with a health-related education are underutilized. Click to view the report. A recent CBC article addresses the fact that there are many immigrant women who are engineers, doctors, and scientists who are working in … Continue reading

COVID-19 Leave for Workers

Ontario is extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19. This new regulation will protect employees from permanent layoffs and businesses from potential closures. Read the press release on the Ontario website.   Read Employment E-News – June 2020 – A New Labour Landscape Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Mentoring Partnership Webinar

Are you an internationally trained professional wanting to re-connect with your career in Canada? We can connect you with a Canadian Mentor from a similar occupational background who will help you build your local Professional Network, gain a better understanding of the Canadian work environment, and much more! Join us for a Mentoring Orientation Webinar … Continue reading

Virtual Action Centre

To help thousands of laid-off hospitality workers and apprentices retrain and rejoin the workforce, Ontario has launched its first Virtual Action Centre. The Ontario government is also helping apprentices by providing grants to purchase tools, protective equipment and clothing for their trade, along with forgiving previous loans to purchase tools. Click to read the Ontario … Continue reading

Preparing for a New Reality

As Ontario continues to allow workplaces to re-open, many businesses are diligently preparing for a new labour landscape. While some businesses have had to respond quickly to continue providing services and products during COVID-19, others are working on plans to adapt to a changing economy and environment. One thing is for certain, all industries have … Continue reading

Rent Relief for Business

Significant rent relief for business is coming! In partnership with the provinces and territories, the federal government has recommended rent be lowered by 75% for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program has been developed to share the cost between government, small business tenants and landlords. Small business tenants and landlords would each be asked … Continue reading

Education at Home

Ontario parents can apply for a one-time COVID-19 payment to help offset the costs of keeping children entertained and engaged during the extended time away from school. The Support for Families Portal offers $200 per child 12 years of age and under and $250 for dependents with special needs from birth to age 21. Learn … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Grants Available

Ontario is helping apprentices succeed in the workforce and assisting employers in growing their businesses, while increasing participation from under-represented groups. There are a number of Apprenticeship Grants available to help individuals looking to start a career in the trades: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – Women Apprenticeship Completion Grant Learn about 140+ trades … Continue reading

Remote Reality

A Remote Reality is here and it is not likely to go away anytime soon. Remote working and e-services are not new but the recent state of the world is making the digital transformation of every business a necessity. While employers are working hard to develop digital strategies, many employees are doing their best to … Continue reading

Labour Standards for You

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development enforces and promotes awareness of employment standards. Know your employee rights and employer obligations in Ontario under the Employment Standards Act. The act details minimum wage, hours of work, termination of employment, public holidays, pregnancy and parental leave, severance pay, vacation and more. To understand and determine … Continue reading