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A review of hirings and layoffs – May 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during May 2018. HIRINGS Quebec is preparing the next legalization of cannabis: the future Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC) is looking for nearly 300 new employees to be spread across the 20 branches that will open this fall. http://www.journaldequebec.com/2018/05/16/quebec-cherche-300-vendeurs-de-pot In Vancouver, TransLink, the […]


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Religion and business – a fragile balance

Multiculturalism being what it is in Canada, it’s normal for religion to enter into companies. Before looking at how this delicate subject is experienced by employees and dealt with by employers, let’s draw a portrait of religions in the country in general, and in the different provinces in particular.     A great diversity of […]


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Review of Hirings and Layoffs – January 2018

Here is a summary of companies where jobs were created and others were lost during January 2018. HIRINGS 1. The opening of the first Village des Valeurs store in Sherbrooke has led to creation of more than 60 jobs, half of them full time. It is the 17th store of this popular chain which offers […]


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Record Shortage of Manpower: 361,700 Vacant Positions

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, the private sector had 361,700 vacant positions, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), a record number. 2.8%: this is the vacancy rate, the proportion of vacant positions compared to all jobs available in the private sector across the country. The provinces most affected are British Columbia […]


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Review of Hirings and Layoffs – December 2017

Here is a review of businesses that have announced hirings and layoffs during December 2017. HIRINGS Establishing its North American headquarters in Montreal, the French company Zenika intends to hire 50 people within three years, especially in research and development. In France, this technology, managerial and organizational innovation firm ranked third in 2017 among the […]


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Review of hirings and layoffs – November 2017

Here is a review of businesses that have announced hirings and layoffs during November 2017.   HIRINGS The Club Auto company has announced plans to create 150 jobs in Moncton, New Brunswick, over the next five years. The company plans to expand its customer experience management service with key players in the automotive industry. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1067098/club-auto-150-emplois-moncton-acadie-nouveau-brunswick […]


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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 […]


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The Top Cities to Find a Job in Canada

Full-time employment is growing in Canada, with some cities more dynamic than others. The Bank of Montreal has published its latest issue of the Labour Market Report Card, which lists the best places to find a job. With 6 out of 10 cities in the lead, Ontario takes the cake. The top trio Incredible but […]


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Job Dating? A Trendy Recruitment Technique

On the same principle as speed dating, recruiters meet candidates for a limited time. It’s a hiring tactic that is increasingly popular in Quebec, with some businesses organizing it regularly! To increase productivity, what could be better than a recruitment technique that works at great speed? By adopting the technique of speed dating – a […]


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Does Artificial Intelligence Threatens your Job?

Although it’s the stuff of dreams, Artificial Intelligence (AI) also makes many people fearful of losing their jobs. AI could eliminate 7 million jobs by 2020 and only create 2 million, a net loss of 5 million positions in 3 years. Confronted by these figures, should we be alarmed? This study from Klaus Schwab and […]


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Decline of unemployment rate: Even closer to full employment!

Decline of unemployment rate – Statistics Canada has released employment data for September, and the news is excellent! The unemployment rate was the ninth consecutive monthly decline (-0.1% in August) to 6.2%, the best performance in eight years. Who are the main beneficiaries of this encouraging statistic? The 28,000 or so workers aged 55 and […]


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Half of Canadians still live from one paycheque to another

The Canadian Payroll Association conducted an online survey of over 4,700 people representing a wide range of sectors across the country. It reveals that Canadians put little money aside. Living from one paycheque to the next is daily life for half of Canadians. The Canadian Payroll Association survey found that 41% of the country’s employees […]


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