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Review of hirings and layoffs – December 2018

Here is a review of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in December 2018. HIRINGS The consulting firm Accenture announced in late November 2018 its intention to create by 2020 no less than 800 new positions related to the digital economy. The company, present in major Canadian cities, has 5,000 employees. […]


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Nursing Staff: State of Play

The Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) has just published its portrait of Quebec’s nursing staff. State of play of the profession and labour requirements. Increase in the number of nurses For 2017-2018, the OIIQ reports an increase of 0.6% in nursing staff, a trend that has continued “for almost 20 years”, according […]


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3 Years: The Ideal Duration of a Job (According to Employers)

Staying in a job for 3 years would be the ideal duration for employers, according to Indeed. For employees… six months! Results of a survey on perceptions of professional leapfrogging. In 2018, professionals are changing career often and accumulating more jobs than the baby boomers did. Adaptability, curiosity, variety and volatility: these are the values […]


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How to Manage Therapeutic Cannabis

With the legalization of cannabis, there is a good bet that many doctors will be more inclined to prescribe a little medicinal pot to their patients. How should the company handle this new reality? Cannabis is particularly recognized as an effective treatment against spasms, nausea, pain, anxiety and stress. It has been tested on about […]


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REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND LAYOFFS – NOVEMBER 2018

Here is a review of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in November 2018. HIRINGS Coveo, a Quebec-based artificial intelligence company, will expand its Montreal office to accommodate an additional 300 employees by 2020. Many high-tech jobs will be created, including developers and data scientists . Still in the world of […]


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Legalization of Cannabis – How to Set Up an Appropriate Company Policy

It’s official – buying and consuming cannabis is now legal in Canada. The measure had been on the horizon for some time, disturbing some employers due to the potential consequences on the workplace. Now that it’s a done deal, here are some tips for companies to adapt. The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés […]


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Immigrants in Canada and job market – Overview

There are several statistics on immigration and the job market. With all these numbers, it’s easy to get lost! A report published in September 2018 by the Institut du Québec (IdQ) makes it clearer. Interview with one of its authors, economist Sonny Scarfone. In Brief According to the IdQ report, Quebec welcomed 52,388 permanent immigrants […]


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Review of hirings and layoffs – October 2018

Here is a review of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in October 2018.   RECRUITMENT Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially launched the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, which will link Highway 401 in Ontario to I-75 in Michigan. This major bridge, which will cost nearly $ 6 billion, […]


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Canada for Gender Equality at the G7

For its presidency of the G7, Canada has made gender equality a priority, particularly in the energy sector, under the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has designated gender equality and women’s empowerment as one of the main themes of the summit. The Advisory Council on Gender Equality for the Canadian presidency of the […]


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Retention – One Canadian Employee Out of 4 Looking for a New Job

According to a Randstad report, 25% of Canadian employees think that they will change jobs during the next year. The challenge of retention is still a crying need. While the unemployment rate is low and quality jobs are proliferating, workers are increasingly free to change jobs as soon as they feel the need. This is […]


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A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND LAYOFFS – SEPTEMBER 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during September 2018. HIRINGS The well-known Canada Goose clothing brand will open a third manufacturing facility in Winnipeg – the largest of Canada Goose’s seven plants in the country. The company intends to create no less than 700 new jobs over the […]


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Technology – 93% of Recruiters Have Made a Hiring Mistake

All recruiters know that there is often a mismatch between the skills they are seeking and those that candidates possess. A new study from Robert Half Technology confirms it. A very large majority of hiring decision-makers in the information technologies sector admit that they have made a mistake in recruitment: 93% have already hired someone […]


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