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Canadians: little inclined to mobility

According to an IPSOS-Reid study, less than half of Canadians say they are willing to move to take advantage of new job opportunities. The phenomenon could explain why companies are turning to the temporary foreign workers program.


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Income tax in OECD countries continues to rise

In 2013, the tax burden on work income amounted to 35.9% in OECD countries, an increase of 0.2 points compared to 2012. By comparison, levies on work income in Canada amounted to 31.1%.


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Information technology: which sectors are hiring the most?

Companies across the country are showing increasingly extensive needs of information technologies. What industries are hiring? What areas of expertise are the most sought after by organizations? CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) responded to these issues by drawing up a list of fields with the highest use of professionals specializing in new information technologies since 2010.


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Creativity Through Collaboration

It’s easy to put value on creativity in the workplace, but fears of being robbed of our ideas can greatly hinder creative minds. However, a new study shows that this very rarely happens. In addition, employers would be wise to establish a climate that is conducive to sharing ideas.


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It’s hard out there for a Millennial

Often considered lazy, ungracious, entitled, and even disrespectful, Millennials have faced their share of preconceived notions.


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The skills gap remains worrisome

Canadians are worried. Very worried indeed. A recent Randstad Labour Trends Study reveals that 91 per cent of working Canadians believe that the skills shortages and skills gaps will continue to be an issue of importance for 2014. And the matter will only grow in importance as Boomers are preparing for retirement. Who’s to blame for the shortage?


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Academos wants to become a social network

The Quebec cybermentoring platform has begun its transformation to become a true social network. For 15 years, the organization has connected young people who are in the process of making career decisions.


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Canadian companies are struggling with TFW program restrictions

Canadian companies are facing significant difficulties in recruitment. While they are struggling to find qualified candidates in Canada, they are confronted by the limits imposed by the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program when they want to hire a non-Canadian candidates. Consequently, they are outsourcing more and more of their projects.


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Generation Y is redrawing the Canadian entrepreneurial landscape

According to the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), Generation Y is much more focused on starting a business than preceding generations. To such an extent that it is completely redrawing the Canadian entrepreneurial landscape.


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Keywords for the year on LinkedIn

After Facebook and Twitter, it’s LinkedIn’s turn to publish the ranking of the most use words on its site in 2013. “Responsible”, “strategic” and “effective” are among the most used. Focus on this ranking and how a profile can be optimized.


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Mindful Employer Canada created

Launched at the end of November, Mindful Employer Canada aims to highlight companies that are publicly committed to supporting mental health in the workplace. Any organization can sign it. Explanations.


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Canadians are unaware that their professional bonuses are taxable

As the end of the year approaches, 44% of Canadians expect that their employers will organize a Christmas party, according to a recent survey. But few of them realize that a workplace party can have repercussions on their tax return. Explanations.


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