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Resume

Resume: How to Reflect Your Intention to Take a Temporary Job

How to explain in a resume and cover letter the reasons for your decision to choose a temporary job for the time being, rather than aiming for a permanent position. Resuming your studies at the start of the next academic year, consolidating your professional experience in a given sector, having newly arrived on the Quebec […]


Career management

Newcomers — Call Centres for Restarting Your Career in Canada?

For newcomers to Canada, call centres are full of opportunities to attack the job market. But do immigrants have to have experience in the field to find a job? Whether it is for a bank, a telephone operator or an insurer, call centres open their doors to people from all walks of life. “It’s a […]


Career management

Testimonial: I Chose to Work Part-Time and I Don’t Regret It

Having a part-time job is certainly a financial setback, but it is compensated by benefits in kind. Like Josiane Décoste, many employees choose to only work a few days a week to devote more time to their family or to parallel activities. For several decades, part-time work has been the preserve of women. According to […]


Interview

Temporary Work as a Way of Life – Testimonial

A decade ago, temporary work was considered as extra income for professionals seeking permanent employment. However, today it is for many workers an attractive way of life. Emmanuel Caron, financial planner, has chosen to be a contractor and has a hard time leaving this type of contract and giving up the many benefits that ensue. […]


News

A minimum wage of $15 could mean 422,000 jobs lost across Canada

The issue of the $15 minimum wage is on everyone’s lips at the moment: politicians, unions, community organizations, employers and employees, with everyone looking out for themselves. However, a recent study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) gives a rather gloomy picture of the consequences of such an increase. The CFIB examined the […]


Career management

Students at Work : Market Overview

In restaurants, along the shelves of grocery stores or at the cash of shops, many students make an attempt to reconcile temporary work with studying. Quebec is one of the provinces with the highest number of full time students with a job, behind Manitoba. What type of position do they choose and under what conditions? […]


Career management

Job loss: a real trauma

Whether due to restructuring, redundancy or professional misconduct,  a job loss is inherent to professional life. Often underestimated, the resulting shock is a real trauma and can lead to post-traumatic stress equivalent to an accident or assault. How can you cope with it? Leaving a job overnight is a traumatic event for anyone who is […]