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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – March 2021 (Special COVID-19)

The health crisis has been going on for a year now. Here’s what the job market looks like right now, as the new variants raise fears of new waves of the virus this spring. On the one hand, the new variants of COVID-19 are scary. On the other hand, the data from Statistics Canada’s most […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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Best practices to increase diversity in business

Brought out into the open in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the discussions on systemic racism, the issue of diversity in the working world will be front and centre more than ever in 2021. Here are some strategies to eliminate discrimination and to increase diversity in the workplace. “Increasing diversity within […]


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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 […]


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Knowing how to tame independence in teleworking

Telework requires the development of greater professional independence. However, such an organization of work does not mean that you have to go it alone. Here’s how to ensure that this new reality becomes beneficial to both the employee and his or her employer. The question arises: is teleworking synonymous with working in silos? Not at […]


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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 […]


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COVID-19 SPECIAL – REPORT ON HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – NOVEMBER 2020

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, […]


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Teleworking: The right to disconnect recognized in several countries

The right to disconnect is not recognized in Canada, but the growth in teleworking since the beginning of the COVID-19 could be a game-changer. Other countries have already legislated on this right of workers to better define the hours devoted to their professional tasks. Overview.   France Since 2017, French companies that employ more than […]


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

As COVID-19 begins to gain traction across the country, particularly in Quebec, what about the state of the job market? The coronavirus is creating immeasurable damage to job markets around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, COVID-19 has so far cut an estimated 500 million jobs globally, pinning lost labor income at more […]


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COVID-19 SPECIAL – REPORT ON HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – SEPTEMBER 2020

As we head back to school and as the shadow of a second wave of COVID-19 hangs over the country, the economy continues to recover. Here’s how it looks for the job market in September, with numbers to back it up. Some 246,000 jobs were created last month, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor […]


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Four tips for adapting to the gig economy

According to some observers, the number of jobs linked to the gig economy – “the economy of odd jobs” or “work on demand” – is likely to increase due to the health crisis. While up to now, this type of job was more a matter of choice, the pandemic seems to have led the job […]


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