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Ontario to require temporary help agencies, recruiters to have license to operate starting in 2024

Province said the move is designed to protect vulnerable and temporary foreign workers. Inspections have shown that multiple temporary help agencies are illegally paying people below the minimum wage and denying other basic employment rights to gain an unfair competitive advantage over law-abiding agencies

Employers say B.C. port strike spills over, U.S. workers refuse to touch Canada cargo

Maritime employers says the impact of the B.C. port strike is spilling over internationally, as U.S. port workers refuse to handle containers rerouted from Vancouver to Seattle.

N.W.T. minimum wage set to rise 5.6% to $16.05 an hour in September

The minimum wage in the Northwest Territories is rising 5.6% on Sept. 1, 2023 — jumping from $15.20 per hour to $16.05.

RCMP charge men in alleged human trafficking operation forcing woman to work

Saskatchewan RCMP have charged two men in an alleged human trafficking operation involving forced labour.

Mitigation efforts continue at Suncor in wake of cyberattack, employee computers being replaced according to report

Canada's top technical authority on cybersecurity is working closely with Suncor Energy Inc. in the aftermath of a high-profile systems breach at the oil and gas giant.

Rogers launches voluntary departure program to eliminate 'overlap' after Shaw merger

Rogers Communications Inc. is offering voluntary departure packages to some employees as it integrates with Shaw Communications Inc. after its $26-billion purchase of the carrier in April.

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The Green Book: Pocket Ontario OH&S Act and Regulations 2023

The Pocket Ontario OH&S includes the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, plus all applicable regulations. With a small pocket format and drilled holes, this book is suitable for posting purposes under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and to meet your reference and training needs. The 2023 Edition reflects all legislative amendments gazetted up to January 21, 2023. » Order your copy today!

Catalyst recognizes top HR, business leaders for accelerating progress for women by championing inclusion

Four senior HR leaders have been named Catalyst Honours Champions for 2023. A total of seven Canadian corporate leaders made the list, produced by Catalyst, this year.  » Read More...

The ethical values and behaviours of CEOs play a crucial role in attracting new talent

In today’s job market, where highly skilled workers are scarce and specialized skills are in high demand, employers are facing the challenge of filling job positions. This situation has sparked intense competition — often referred to as the “war for talent” — among companies to attract and keep the best employees. » Read More...

Canadian unemployment rate rose to 5.4% in June as economy added 60,000 jobs

Canada's unemployment rate ticked up to 5.4 per cent in June — the highest it's been in over a year. It marked the second month in a row the unemployment rate has risen as economists watch for softening in the labour market amid high interest rates. » Read More...

U.S. college basketball coach says he never resigned following drunk driving arrest and wants his job back, attorney claims

Bob Huggins says he never resigned as West Virginia's basketball coach following a drunken-driving arrest and wants his job back, according to a letter from his attorney to the university. » Read More...

U.S. slowed hiring but still added a solid 209,000 jobs in June in sign of economy's resilience

America's employers pulled back on hiring but still delivered another month of solid gains in June, adding 209,000 jobs, a sign that the economy's resilience is confounding the Federal Reserve's drive to slow growth and inflation. » Read More...

Food delivery services sue NYC over minimum pay rates for app based workers

Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub sued New York City on Thursday to block its new minimum pay rules for food delivery workers. The recently announced rules, touted as a national first, could nearly triple average earnings for app-based delivery workers in the coming years. » Read More...


Canada’s new Tech Talent Strategy aims to attract workers from around the world

The Tech Talent Strategy was announced by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser at the Collision technology conference in Toronto on June 27. The new strategy is embedded within the broader Global Skills Strategy program that helps businesses hire skilled workers from around the world. » Read More...

The shift to working from home will be difficult to reverse

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a sudden disruption of everyday life. While many things are back to the way they were before, one change has proven harder to reverse: working from home. Three years after the switch to remote work, there is little sign people are growing tired of it. » Read More...


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