Articles by Catherine Courchesne


Supportive collaboration and telework

In the current context where remote work has almost become the norm, the concept of supportive collaboration takes on its full meaning. What does that consist of exactly? Julie Tremblay-Potvin, cofounder and president of the consulting firm De Saison, shares her vision. Strategist in the development of people and organizations for De Saison – Art […]


A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – February 2021

COVID-19 continues to gain ground across the country this winter. As some sectors have just reopened, what are the repercussions of the January lockdown on the Canadian job market? The latest data from Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey (LFS) are not encouraging: The tightening of health measures due to COVID-19 has hurt across the country. […]


Report on hirings and dismissals – January 2021

Has job growth held up in recent weeks as COVID-19 continues to gain traction in the country? The most recent Statistics Canada employment data fell in early January. In summary, the unemployment rate rose slightly in December 2020 to stand at 8.6%, compared to 8.5% in November 2020. This increase could be explained by the […]

Career management

5 characteristics of a good leader

Becoming a good leader can be learned. How? What characteristics have to be acquired? We talk about it with Yvon Chouinard and Nicole Simard, the authors of the book Votre Impact: Agir en leader [Your Impact: Acting as a Leader], recently published by Logiques. During their careers, Yvon Chouinard and Nicole Simard have supported and […]


COVID-19 Special – Report on hirings and dismissals – December 2020

As the holiday season starts, COVID-19 is not running out of steam in Canada. What about the unemployment rate and the state of the job market in the country? Let us first recall a few figures taken from Statistics Canada data: in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit the Canadian economy head-on, the unemployment […]



The COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to be running out of steam at home. Against this backdrop, here’s how the Canadian job market is doing as the cold season looms on the horizon. The number of the month: 84,000. That’s the number of jobs the Canadian economy added in October, up from 378,000 in September, […]



The Quebec economy has been recovering very gradually for a few weeks, but the most recent data released by Statistics Canada indicate that nothing has been gained in terms of employment. A staggering unemployment rate According to figures for the month of April released by Statistics Canada on May 8, 3 million jobs have been […]

Rights and labour standards

Legalization of Cannabis – One Year Later, Where Are the Employers?

One year after the legalization of cannabis in Canada, a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) provides an update on the state of this (new) reality in the workplace. Disorganized – this is how many Canadian entrepreneurs feel about the legalization of cannabis, one year after the law came into force. At […]

Company life

At work… is everyone tired?

An Accountemps survey shows that almost all managers in Canada consider their employees to be “exhausted” to a certain degree. Always being tired… is tiring! And unfortunately, a recent survey by the Accountemps firm reveals that the vast majority of Canadian workers feel exhausted. In fact, out of 400 office employees interviewed, 95% of them […]

Rights and labour standards

Employment Integration for People with Disabilities: How and Why 

When thinking about employment integration for people with disabilities, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, “Why would an employer commit to going down that road?” For Jennie Volfson, owner of the Pâtisserie Mimimelon, it was mainly about giving back to those around her by paying it forward. But really, how do […]

Career management

Do you have a career development plan?

In life, we often like to believe in our lucky star… From a professional point of view, establishing a career development plan can actually help the stars to align themselves. A career plan: a development tool that we’ve all heard about, but… who has one? However, according to Al Dea, career development specialist, those who […]

Job advice

Why Are Millennials Bored at Work?

Boredom at work affects many millennials. Why? Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials (or Generation Y) are arriving on the job market in massive numbers and holding more and more important positions. Positions they don’t hesitate to quit if boredom strikes… Here are the factors that cause them boredom. Lack of challenges Better educated than […] network