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January 5, 2022  

Learn time management to make those New Year’s resolutions stick

An organized schedule cures time blindness — it’s much harder to over commit when you can see your time structured and laid out in front of you.

January 3, 2022  

Ontario’s minimum wage increase is now in effect

General minimum wage workers are now earning $15.00 per hour, an increase from $14.35.

December 28, 2021  

Federal program to bring skilled workers to Atlantic Canada made permanent

The Atlantic Immigration Program will officially open on Jan. 1, 2022.

December 15, 2021  

Canadian employers plan to keep strong hiring practices heading into new year, survey says

Employers are strongly in favour of COVID-19 vaccination for employees, the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey says, and express openness to remote work for some roles.

November 23, 2021  

Management is so passé — it’s co-creation that workers are demanding

Co-creation will allow us to thrive in meeting the changing demands of key stakeholders like employees, customers and governments.

November 16, 2021  

Workplaces can help promote exercise, but job conditions remain a major hurdle

Job-related physical activity often does not provide the same health benefits of leisure-time exercise, and can even have negative effects.

November 10, 2021  

Lessons from COVID-19 for the next pandemic: We need better data on workplace transmission

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of work on health outcomes.

November 2, 2021  

Ontario to raise hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2022

The current minimum wage in the province is $14.35 per hour.

September 30, 2021  

Ontario providing $83 million towards Skills Development Fund

The provincial government is also expanding the eligibility to allow an even wider range of organizations to apply.

September 22, 2021  

Citizen science could help address Canada’s plastic pollution problem

Citizen scientists require relatively little scientific training and can provide scientifically valuable data on plastic pollution of marine ecosystems.

September 8, 2021  

Digital skills shortage, lack of skilled labour are biggest issues for businesses, survey says

The most recent KPMG business outlook poll identified the inability to find and retain talent as the biggest threat to the growth prospects of businesses across the country.

September 6, 2021  

Most Canadian manufacturers support a vaccine passport, survey says

The survey of nearly 1,000 manufacturing companies by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters shows that 69 per cent of respondents support vaccine mandates and passports.

September 6, 2021  

As people continue working from home, the monthly transit pass needs to change to remain worth it

The pandemic has been long enough for habits to have changed; avoiding public transit, using a car and working from home are likely to stick.

September 1, 2021  

Nearly 70 per cent of Canadian businesses struggling to find skilled talent

This inability to find or retain talent was identified as the number one threat to their growth prospects, a new survey by KPMG in Canada shows.

August 30, 2021  

CME urges four-part national strategy to revitalize Canadian manufacturing sector

The four-part program is part of CME’s platform for the 2021 federal election.

August 16, 2021  

Rapid COVID-19 test kits now available to SMEs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario

More than 2,000 pharmacies have signed up to be part of this federal initiative so far.

August 11, 2021  

Why it makes good business sense to hire people with disabilities

New research suggests people with disabilities perform at a higher level, are absent less, and are more loyal than employees without disabilities.