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On-going Importance of Professional Development

The business landscape is experiencing a huge shift in terms of what employees at all levels consider their priority when thinking about their career. The business world is exiting an era where people spent their whole lives at the same company, either in the same position or by working their way to the top. Now, it is estimated that the average individual will shift their career path somewhere between five and seven times throughout the course of their working life. More now than ever, employees are continually searching to enhance their abilities through training and development opportunities.



Next Wave in Health Benefits: Virtual Care
While Canadian companies have been slow to offer virtual care to their employees, it is massive in the United States. Over 80% of employers south of the border offer some form of virtual care as part of their employee benefits package.


Small Businesses, Benefits Plans & COVID-19
The Covid pandemic been particularly brutal for small businesses with employee health and benefits plans.


The Power of Our Words
Words have the ability to build people up, give them pleasure, or destroy them. Sometimes we say words not realizing the impact they may have on others.





    

Half of Small Businesses in Canada Now Fully Open

Future Skills Centre Funding Supports People Transitioning to New Jobs

Canadians' Security and Privacy Must Be Protected in the Race to Trace

Youth Leaders Help Build Inclusive Workplaces

People Analytics Program Addresses Urgent Skills Gap

Employment Barriers for Indigenous People in Banking/Financial Sectors

Indigenous Entrepreneurs on the Rise

COVID-19 Causes Unprecedented Jobs Crisis Worldwid



 

    News

BC: Minister’s statement on May Labour Force Survey results

AB: Transforming Alberta’s Post-Secondary System

AB: Continuing Support for Albertans During COVID-19

SK: Saskatchewan’s Minimum Wage To Increase In October

MB: Province Launches Initiative to Get Manitoba Back to Work This Summer

ON: New Toolkit Helps Employers Create Safer Working Environments during COVID-19

ON: Prov. Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

PE: Program Connects Islanders with Jobs in Seafood Industry

NL: Gov't Announces Plan to Develop Agriculture Sector and Create Jobs

This Month
viewpoints
Working at Home but Not Alone
If we learned anything from the coronavirus it is that millions of Canadians don’t need to physically go to work anymore.

features
The On-going Importance of Professional Development
More now than ever, employees are continually searching to enhance their abilities through training and development opportunities.
Catch the Next Wave in Employee Health Benefits: Virtual Care
Over 80% of employers south of the border offer some form of virtual care as part of their employee benefit package.


law
Ontario Ruling Changes Approach to Termination Clause Enforceability
The ruling changes the game on the enforceability of termination clauses in employment contracts, lawyers say.
Teacher with Disabilities Did Not Have the Right to Transfer Schools
The real reasons for requesting a transfer were conflict with colleagues and a preference for a shorter commute, the arbitrator found.
Tribunal Dismisses Discrimination Claim Because of Binding Settlement
Cashing a severance cheque was part of a binding settlement barring any human rights claim, a tribunal found.

strategies
The Current Plight of Small Business Owners and Their Benefits Plans
The Covid pandemic been particularly brutal for small businesses with employee health and benefits plans.
Four-day Work Week Possible by 2030 Without Sacrificing Income, Living Standards
Canadians could enjoy a four-day work week—and actually work fewer hours—without giving up income or sacrificing their living standards.

Shop Talk
Survey: 47% of Workers in Canada Second-Guessing Careers Amid Pandemic
Of those, more than one-quarter want a more fulfilling job.
The Power of Our Words
Words have the ability to build people up, give them pleasure, or destroy them.



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