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Canadian Unemployment Rate At 13.7%
June 5 2020 - Statistics Canada reported that employment recovered by 290,000 in May as many provinces began to relax lockdown restrictions. The unemployment rate rose by 0.7 points to 13.7%.

Saskatchewan Minimum Wage
June 5 2020 - Saskatchewan will continue its status as the province with the lowest minimum wage in Canada.

Home and remote working opportunities
January 24 2020 - Fewer than half (43%) of Canadian professionals said that their company provides the option to work off-site, according to new surveys.

Prepare for work: tackling the job interview
Updated November 19 2019 - How should you prepare for the questions and what should you wear. Here are some useful hints.

References Can Be Decisive
November 18 2019 - Despite the emphasis placed on strong resumes and interview performance, the results of a reference check can be decisive in determining the outcome of a job application.

Are Job Descriptions Obsolete?
October 14 2019 - Are job descriptions obsolete? Like many things in the talent management field, it's a matter of perspective.

Measuring Physician Wellness
October 6 2019 - There is growing concern over burned-out, stressed-out workforces with research last year indicating that almost a third of Canadian physicians reported high levels of burnout.

Manitoba Minimum Wage
October 1 2019 - The increase of 30 cents per hour will raise the current minimum wage to $11.65

Canadians Take HR Team for Granted
September 1 2019 - The HR Appreciation Study conducted by Leger for ADP Canada last year found a lack of understanding and appreciation for HR teams in many Canadian organizations.

62% of business owners feel depressed at least once a week
June 19 2019 - A study by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the support of BDC, looked at the health of 500 entrepreneurs

Nova Scotia Minimum Wage
March 20 2019 - On April 1, Nova Scotia's minimum wage will rise by 55 cents, to $11.55 an hour in line with the Minimum Wage Review Committee's recommendations.

Women Workers Still Feel They Are Paid Less
March 20 2019 - The perception of pay equity also differs markedly between men and women.

Performance Reviews Still Valuable
January 15, 2019 - A recent survey of human resource managers found that performance reviews are still considered a valuable element in staff assessment but 57 per cent of Canadian companies have reviewed their performance appraisals in the last 2 years.

Ongoing Competition for Talent
April 18 2018 - Canadian employers are doing more in a competitive job market to recruit and retain recent post-secondary graduates according to a survey of 95 leading Canadian companies.

New Brunswick Minimum Wage
April 1 2018 - New Brunswick's minimum wage increased to $11.25 per hour from $11 per hour on April 1 2018.

PEI Minimum Wage
April 1 2018 - The Prince Edward Island minimum wage increased by 30 cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1, 2018.

Ontario Minimum Wage
January 1 2018 - Ontario's general minimum wage increased from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour on January 1, 2018

Are We Working Too Hard?
August 28 2017 - We all seem to be working longer hours but does that mean we are working hard?

Alberta Minimum Wage
July 1 2017 - A year ago Alberta's provincial government decided to move towards a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2018.

Workplace Happiness
February 10 2017 - While everyone wants to be happy at work there are differences depending on factors such as age, gender, and job area.

Smart Retention Strategies Depend on Loyalty
October 24 2016 - Retaining key members of staff is a constant concern for every organization but even the best retention strategies depend on the loyalty of employees.

Saskatchewan Creates More Childcare Spaces
June 5 2016 - The number of licensed childcare spaces in Saskatchewan has passed 14,600 - an increase of almost 5,800 since 2008.


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