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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. […]


Rights and labour standards

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 […]


Pay and benefits

Salary negotiations: when it pays off to be outrageous

Those who dare abandon their self-consciousness or affected shyness when comes the time for salary negotiations and ask for the sky may be richly rewarded. Read on. This tip—or rather this revelation—comes from the results of a study published in July 2011 in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Conducted by Todd J. Thorsteinson of […]


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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 […]


Company life

My boss is picking on me, what do I do…?

Before answering this you need to find out why.  By considering the possibilities (and Lord knows there could be many) we will be in a better position to thoroughly address the situation. Let’s look at the different possibilities and “counter-attack” options: 1 – My boss fears me: Recognize that a defensive aggressive reaction is the […]


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Unplugging from work ! Time for vacation

CareerCast.com has published a list of 10 tips for forgetting all about work, to help you unplugging from work and take full advantage of your vacation In this era of smartphones, portable computers and iPads, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to check your messages at any time, wherever you are. With these wonderful, convenient new […]


Company life

Integrate your new employer

 Well there you go, you have signed your contract and you will integrate your new employer with new responsibilities and a new team on Monday morning: meeting 8.30am. Although you have been selected from among numerous candidates and you have shown good qualities in the interview, remember that the game doesn’t end there…on the contrary.  […]


Company life

Are you prone to procrastination?

Almost nobody can escape it. At one moment or another, whether working at the office or in our personal business, we all succumb to the temptation of putting things off until tomorrow, but how can we resist it? Right before Christmas, while surfing on the Internet looking for gift ideas, I came across an article […]


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