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Retirement: declared obligations could increase up to 7%

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries has published the first report of mortality tables and scales of mortality improvement, based on the Canadian experience of mortality of retirees. The figures show a higher life expectancy and a variable increase of declared obligations depending on the pension plan.


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Nearly 202 million unemployed in 2013 around the world

The global unemployment rate increased further last year. Indeed, there were 202 million unemployed in 2013, 5 million more than in 2012. This is what the 2014 Report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) reveals on global employment trends.


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Skills shortage: 66% of companies suffering

Year after year, the number of hirings does not match the level of forecasts, according to the 2014 salary guide published by Hays. However, Canadian business leaders are indicating at the same time that they are having to face a shortage of skills on the labour market. They are also optimistic for growth in 2014.


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Canada’s employment outlook shows promising signs for early 2014

Good news for Canadians. As much as 13 per cent of the nation’s companies are planning to add jobs in the first quarter of 2014, according to the international staffing company Manpower Group.


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Do you love me, Quebec?

Alberta wants to know if Quebecers love them. Its government is trying to figure out why the residents of the Belle Province rarely apply for work in the province, considering the sea of employment opportunities waiting for them. 


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11% of MBA graduates prefer the public sector or a NPO

More Canadians holding an MBA than graduates from other countries choose a job in the public sector or within a non-profit organization (NPO). This is a conclusion arising from the worldwide study conducted by Catalyst.


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Quebec public sector lags in pay

States employees are paid significantly less than their counterparts in the private service and other public administrations, says a newly released study from the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ).


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October : Monthly review of hirings and layoffs

Employment news has been abundant this past month. Our report of the new hires and layoffs for the month of October 2013.


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Vocational training: a $24 million investment

The Marois government recently announced an investment of $24 million in vocational training. In doing so, it hopes to nurture and expand many of the existing programs already in place across the province as well as develop a new curriculum essential for Centre-du-Québec region. 


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Employment Insurance: Major recipients drop following reform

The effects of the Conservative government's changes to Employment Insurance (EI) are being felt nationwide. Recent figures show there have been sudden decreases in the number of beneficiaries around the country, particularly in the Atlantic provinces. Meanwhile, opposition to the reforms persists. 


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More days off for public sector workers

Absenteeism costs the Canadian economy more than $16.6 billion a year. However, not all absences are created equal. According to recent Statistics Canada figures, private sector employees are less often missing from the workplace than those in the public sector. We shine the light on these new data.


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13% higher pay for HR managers who hold CHRP certification

If holders of the title of Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) wonder what the financial value of their certification is, the answer is in the latest “Fuel for HR Careers: The 2013 Market Value for CHRP Certification” survey, conducted by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) and PayScale. Overview of the results.


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