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Managing your remote work schedule: Instruction manual

In March 2020, the work world was turned upside down like never before when the pandemic forced thousands of employees to leave their offices and to set up remote offices at home. Though many said they were much more efficient at home, there was still a major challenge: you had to (re)learn to manage your […]


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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dismissals – October 2021

Despite the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian job market continued to improve in September, which began four months ago. The economy created 157,000 jobs, reaching the level of February 2020. Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey (LFS) shows an unemployment rate at 6.9%, up from 7.1% in August. On the other […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – September 2021

Despite the rise of the delta variant and its consequences, economic activity is in full swing, and employment is up for a third consecutive month in Canada. The increase is 90,000 (+ 0.5%), while unemployment is at its lowest level since February 2020. This brings Canada closer and closer to the pre-pandemic employment level of […]


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What does the future hold for teleworking?

Let it be said: teleworking is here to stay. Still marginal not so long ago, its arrival has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to two recent studies, it is set to become the standard and will go hand in hand with flexibility. A Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) survey of 700 Canadian […]


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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dismissals – August 2021

Will the prospect of an imminent return to several workplaces at the start of the school year have an influence on the labor market? One thing is certain, employment growth continues with deconfinement. As Canadian provinces ease public health restrictions and bars, restaurants, businesses and performance venues can accommodate more people across the country, the […]


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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dismissals -July 2021

The gradual lifting of health restrictions from coast to coast allowed restaurants and businesses, among others, to reopen and reduce unemployment in June 2021. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in June in Canada from 8.2% in May. This is the second lowest unemployment rate since the start of the pandemic, after 7.5% recorded last […]


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SPECIAL COVID-19 – A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DIMISSALS – JUNE 2021

Before summer and the holidays, provinces are deconfining their populations, but the job market has yet to recover from 15 months of the pandemic. Employment continued to decline for a second consecutive month in May in Canada, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey (LFS). The losses (-68,000) are much smaller than in […]


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How to reduce ‘Zoom Fatigue’

With the third wave of COVID-19 in full swing and the country still in lockdown, remote work continues to be recommended. In this scenario, how can you avoid exhaustion after a day of virtual meetings? Here are some tips from a kinesiologist. According to a study by Stanford University, in California, video calls on platforms […]


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Special COVID-19 – A review of hirings and dimissals – May 2021

As vaccination campaigns continue across the country, the third wave has wreaked havoc and forced some provincial governments to shut down businesses and businesses. What has been the effect of these measures on employment? The data from Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey (LFS) is clear: the tightening of sanitation measures in April increased […]


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A REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS IN CANADA – APRIL 2021 (SPECIAL COVID-19)

Now that a small portion of the most vulnerable Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19, what is the outlook for this spring, marked by the increase in variant cases in several regions of the country? Data from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) for March 2021 are published: Canada’s economy has rebounded, according to Statistics Canada. […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – March 2021 (Special COVID-19)

The health crisis has been going on for a year now. Here’s what the job market looks like right now, as the new variants raise fears of new waves of the virus this spring. On the one hand, the new variants of COVID-19 are scary. On the other hand, the data from Statistics Canada’s most […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – February 2021

COVID-19 continues to gain ground across the country this winter. As some sectors have just reopened, what are the repercussions of the January lockdown on the Canadian job market? The latest data from Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey (LFS) are not encouraging: The tightening of health measures due to COVID-19 has hurt across the country. […]


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