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Full time studies and part-time work: How to’s

Combining full time studies and part-time work. Many young people work part time during their studies out of necessity, to pay the costs of education or simply to gain work experience. Although there are many benefits to working, reconciling full time studies and part-time work  is not always easy. Here are some tips to get there. […]


Career management

Seniors part time work : Undeniable assets

Seniors part time work. The labour market is changing. Part-time work is no longer just for students and women. For the last few years, whether for financial reasons or for the love of work, those sixty and over have been pushing back the age to retire. And often, they choose part time work. The Canadian […]


Not to be missed, Rights and labour standards

Working without contract : Questions from all angles

Working without contract – What is a work contract? Are there risks related to working without an established contract? Does the law on labour standards protect all types of work? Let’s examine these questions from all angles. Working without contract “I understood that,” “It seemed to me,” “I ignored that,” are phrases, Jocelyne Cotnoir often […]


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Europass : A European skills portfolio

Increased transparency with the Europass Doing an internship in Europe, pursuing studies or training in another countries, facilitating the free circulation of workers and the professional development of everyone; the opportunities offered by European education and training programs also involve major stumbling blocks. A person’s experience and apprenticeships are often neither listed, nor valued, or […]


Career management

Preparing your maternity leave

Preparing your maternity leave and learn to delegate Testimonial by Caroline Webster, Human Resources Manager For the past three years, Caroline Webster has been the HR manager for the logistics platform of a large U.S. manufacturer of mechanical shovels. The young 30-year-old is in charge of recruiting, training and managerial coaching of executives on this 220-person […]


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Hiring foreign workers : penalties have been given

Noralta Lodge Ltd has been criticized for forging job applications in order to benefit from the temporary foreign workers program. The federal government recently added their name to the black list, which now includes five companies. Minister of Employment Jason Kenney made the announcement last spring just after the government had tabled a new bill. […]


Call to order

Unpaid internships : A bad practice which is gaining ground

Is Canada becoming a champion of unpaid internships? Hundreds of thousands of people currently work for free in companies across the country. The figure originates in the consequences of the 2008 crisis. Organizations estimate that nearly 300,000 people are currently working without pay within large Canadian companies. The number of these volunteer interns has skyrocketed since the […]


Rights and labour standards

Temporary foreign workers : New rules in Canada

Canadian companies are confronted with restrictions related to hiring of temporary foreign workers. The procedure could be relaxed: Ottawa has announced a series of changes to the federal temporary foreign workers program. Federal Minister for Employment Jason Kenney recently said that amendments would be made to the Federal Temporary Workers Program (TFW). This second series […]


Jobs search

Why deal with placement agencies

Why do job hunters turn to placement agencies? Here are the advantages and disadvantages. In 2012, according to a study from the Commission des normes du travail (CNT), 46% of temporary placement agency workers had no choice but to use them to apply to jobs that interested them. What you need to know before passing through an […]


Rights and labour standards

Temporary foreign workers: stricter rules

The federal government recently announced a strengthening of the conditions for hiring foreign temporary workers. A reform to counter a series of abuses recently denounced in a number of companies across the country. The dismissal of 45 employees of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), replaced by workers from India hired under the Temporary Foreign […]


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Foreign workers : A Pilot project in Alberta

The pilot project allowing faster hiring of foreign workers in fields where recruitment is the most difficult in Alberta needs to be expanded, according to an announcement by the federal government.   This pilot project was launched last year and involved heating equipment pipefitters-assemblers. This year six other trades have been added: welder, heavy equipment […]


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