Job advice

Rights and labour standards

How is the union succession going?

To remain at the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights, the Quebec and Canadian labour movement must constantly renew itself, adapting to the social and economic changes underway. Mobilizing the next generation is a key element as several post-pandemic challenges emerge. According to the Chaire-réseau de recherche sur la jeunesse du Québec, the unionization […]

Rights and labour standards

Hiring young people: here are your responsibilities

With the summer season approaching and a significant labour shortage, hiring young workers can be an interesting avenue for businesses. What are the responsibilities of employers and the rules that must be followed to ensure their health and safety? Employers who hire young workers must first comply with certain laws enacted by the Quebec government […]


A review of hirings and dismissals – May 2023

Companies have recently made layoffs while others have announced the hiring of new employees. Hirings The company specializing in digital transformation and information technology Micro Logic announces the creation of more than 500 positions over the next 5 years following the receipt of significant financial support from the Government of Quebec, Investissement Québec , Desjardins […]

Company life

Friends at work: research shows several benefits

Do employees benefit by building friendships in their work environment? Studies done on this issue have established the positive influence of friendly relationships forged in a professional setting. According to surveys conducted in 2021 and 2022 by the Wildgoose and Gallup Analytics platforms, maintaining friendships at work greatly influences overall employee satisfaction, as well as increasing the sense of […]

Rights and labour standards

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 […]


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 […]


Staffing shortage: what can Canadian companies do?

The staffing shortage is currently pushing Canadian companies to deploy various tactics to attract the best candidates and retain their employees. According to a study published by Statistics Canada in July 2022, the job vacancy rate has reached unprecedented levels in the country over the past year. Data from the Canadian Business Conditions Survey, collected […]


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, […]


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 […]


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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