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AI at work: should its use be regulated?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is attracting a growing number of companies because of the time, accuracy and productivity savings it promises. In a context where regulation is non-existent, the power of these tools also generates concerns. According to a recent survey by Deloitte, 68 percent of companies invested in AI in 2021, up from 53 percent […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – April 2023

Companies have recently laid off many employees while others have announced the hiring of staff. New jobs The two titans of telecommunications in Canada, Rogers and Shaw, have just announced their merger, valued at $26 billion. Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has demanded that Rogers create 3,000 jobs in Western Canada and maintain […]


Rights and labour standards

The gender wage gap is stagnating in Canada

Although the gender wage gap narrowed in Canada between 1998 and 2021, men continue to receive higher hourly wages than women. For every dollar earned by men, women earn $0.89.   According to the latest data compiled by Statistics Canada, female employees earned 11.1% less per hour than men in 2021. The gap hardly changed […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals – March 2023

Companies have recently laid off many employees while others have announced the hiring of staff. Hirings The airline Airbus plans to hire 800 new employees in Canada. Of this number, 700 positions will be available in the province. Of those hired, 300 will replace retiring staff and another 500 will fill new positions.   Team […]


Career management

Changing jobs often: it pays off!

In a full-blown labour shortage, companies don’t hesitate to offer salaries that defy the competition to attract new employees. Changing jobs frequently is therefore an effective strategy to increase your personal income. Before you take the plunge, here are some tips. Job hopping, i.e., the frequent and deliberate changing of jobs, has had some success, […]


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Contract work, the new normal?

According to a study published by talent management solutions firm Robert Half, 29% of job seekers in Canada are aiming to find full-time contract work this year rather than a permanent position with a single employer. Half of Canadians are considering changing jobs in the next 6 months, according to the results of an online […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – February 2023

Some companies here and elsewhere have recently laid off a large number of employees, while others have announced the opening of new positions. Balance sheet. New jobs A federal investment of $25.5M from the Jobs and Growth Fund will benefit 15 Calgary-area businesses. This amount is expected to support the creation of more than 815 […]


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Recruiting: Skills looked for by employers in 2023

While the world of employment today has to deal with a very present labour shortage and major recruitment challenges, companies are looking for the best talent more than ever. Which skills are most in demand by organizations in 2023? With the current business environment coloured by the lack of personnel plus retention difficulties, companies want […]


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An overview of hirings and dismissals in Canada – January 2023

Some companies here and elsewhere have recently laid off a large number of their staff members, while others have announced the opening of new positions. Overview. Hiring Canada has entered into an agreement with the United States government and Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney for the acquisition of F-35 fighters for the Royal Canadian […]


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2023: the year of task automation?

In Canada, more than one million positions are currently vacant. Companies must therefore find solutions to hire and retain the people who work for them. Task automation is part of the solution. Despite persistent myths, partly linked to images in science fiction movies of robots wreaking havoc, machines could indeed help us. According to a […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals – December 2022

Over the past month, some companies have laid off a large number of employees, while hirings and job openings have been announced by others. Balance sheet. Hiring Following the recent national partnership established with Best Buy, Purolator is hiring 1,200 new employees across the country to provide a more efficient delivery service, particularly on weekends […]


Rights and labour standards

The right to disconnect: Quebec’s turn soon?

About five years after France adopted a law on the right to disconnect, a first Canadian province has legislated on it. Since June 2nd, Ontario businesses with 25 or more employees are required to have a written disconnection policy – a first in North America. Effectively, the Ontario law defines disconnection as follows: “Not transmitting […]


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