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Some Quebecers to be allowed to work in offices starting this weekend

Quebec’s Labour Minister Jean Boulet announced on Wednesday that the Quebec government is allowing businesses in the private sector to bring up to 25 per cent of their workforce back into offices starting this Saturday. The Quebec government suggested prioritizing »

Economy, Politics, Society

Trudeau launches federal pandemic service grant program for student volunteers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday the launch of a new student grant program, which will provide up to $5,000 in one-time payments to post-secondary students and recent graduates for volunteering in pandemic-related programs, depending on the number of hours »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Canadian organization said private business sector facing hiring difficulties

A report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said that the private job sector is still facing a labour shortage. According to the report, 434,000 jobs went unfilled for at least four months throughout the fourth quarter of »

Health, Society

Most professionals admit having gone to work sick: survey

An online survey suggests that 89 per cent of Canadian professionals have gone to the office with cold or flu symptoms. Of those, 27 per cent said they always do. More than half who said they went to work with »

Society

Romance at work mostly remains hidden: online survey

An online survey suggests that one in three respondents have been involved in a workplace relationship, 45 per cent of them kept it a secret from someone and 27 per cent hid it from everyone at work.   A majority of »

Health, Society

Men: working themselves to death (interview)

Stress, lifestyle unhealthy results It’s a fact. Men, on average, die sooner than women and its often  because they’re working themselves to death. The Japanese have a word for it, karoshi. Along with increased stress levels, come a number of »

Society

‘Secret parenting’ said to be bad for business

While the Canadian government provides paid parental leave for employees, there appear to be workplace barriers that prompt parents to avoid drawing attention to their children. “It could be something small like not putting photos out on your desk,” says »

Economy, Society

Bilingualism benefits workers, the economy: report

People who speak both of Canada’s official languages, French and English, have better wages and work outcomes, according to a study of those living outside the province of Quebec. In Quebec, it is common for people to be bilingual, but »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees

Projects sought to help newcomers get jobs

The Canadian government has invited proposals for projects that help newcomers enter the job market faster. It is often difficult for newcomers to have their credentials recognized in Canada. The government seeks projects that will help with that and will »

Health, Society

Over half of Canadians see or suffer bullying at work: poll

A public opinion survey found that 55 per cent of respondents said they, a co-worker, or both have been bullied at work. The figure was higher for older Canadians as it was for disabled respondents. The survey also found only »