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Significant spike in workplace sexual assaults in Canadian Armed Forces: Statistics Canada

The rate of sexual assault in the Canadian Armed Forces has more than doubled, according to data released this week by Statistics Canada. In 2022, about 1,960 Regular Force members — or 3.5% — reported that they were sexually assaulted.

Quebec employment minister wants to recruit asylum seekers to work in health care

Quebec's employment minister says around 1,500 asylum seekers will be given jobs in the province's health-care system over the next three years.

B.C. spending $380,000 to help restaurants improve workplace culture, attract and retain workers

Province is partnering with Chefs' Table Society of B.C. to improve workplace culture and attract and retain workers in the sector. “Through this partnership, we are working to strengthen the restaurant industry, which has been struggling since the pandemic,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

A 'predator' at CSIS: Officers allege rape, harassment and a toxic workplace culture

A rookie surveillance officer with Canada's spy agency and another officer decades her senior were tracking a person in British Columbia in the summer of 2019 when they lost sight of their target. She said the senior officer later blamed a communications failure due to a radio dead zone. But the woman said the real reason was her colleague was raping her, having broken off surveillance to drive to a parkade.

Telus is having 'incomprehensible failure' with new payroll system, says union

A union that represents thousands of Telus workers said there is an "incomprehensible failure" in a new payroll system the company implemented. Calling it an "eight week nightmare," the United Steelworkers, Local 1944, said some staff are being underpaid by thousands of dollars.

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In Her Shoes: Conversations on women’s health in the workplace

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Employee benefits have major impact on mental, financial health: RBC Insurance study

Providing benefits to employees is more than just table stakes for employers — it can make a significant difference in the mental and financial health of workers, according to research from RBC Insurance. » Read More...

Canadian Business Disability Network launches with support of industry heavyweights including Manulife, TELUS Health and IBM

More than one-quarter of Canadians (27%) — or eight million people — identify as having a disability, which represents an enormous pool of talent for employers. » Read More...

Offering employee stocks or share options? Employers need to put terms, conditions in writing

This includes bringing employee’s attention to any provisions, such as forfeiture provisions, that may impact what the employee is entitled to upon termination. » Read More...
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U.S. job openings fall to lowest level since March 2021 as labour market cools

U.S. employers posted 8.7 million job openings in October, the fewest since March 2021, in a sign that hiring is cooling in the face of higher interest rates yet remains at a still-healthy pace. » Read More...

Danish union to take action against Tesla in solidarity with Swedes demanding collective bargaining

The labour conflict against Tesla in Sweden is spreading to neighboring Denmark where transport workers with the country's largest trade union said they will take action in solidarity with Swedish workers against the Texas-based automaker. » Read More...

U.K. unveils tough new rules designed to cut immigrant numbers

The British government announced tough new immigration rules Monday that it says will reduce the number of people able to move to the U.K. each year by hundreds of thousands. Home Secretary James Cleverly said he was taking "robust action'' to lower authorized immigration, which hit a record level of almost 750,000 people in 2022. » Read More...


It’s beginning to look a lot like burnout. How to take care of yourself before the holidays start

It’s getting towards the time of the year when you might feel more overwhelmed than usual. There are work projects to finish and perhaps exams in the family. Not to mention the pressures of organising holidays or gifts. Burnout is a real possibility. » Read More...

Implementing a basic income means overcoming myths about the ‘undeserving poor’

Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced plans to introduce a basic income for people aged 60-64 receiving social assistance. It is slated to roll out in April 2024 and will match existing federal seniors’ benefits. » Read More...


Opioids in the Workplace

January 31, 2024 | Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. » Register now

HR West 2024

March 5, 2024 | Oakland Marriott City Center » Read More...