Category: Employment

Economy Employment English Featured Ontario

Ontario’s minimum wage falls short of a decent “livable” wage

The province has announced that effective January 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour. Currently, the rate is $14.35 per hour. Depending on where you live in Ontario, those earning minimum wage – the amount employers must pay by law – may not make enough to afford “living” in the community they call home.


Economy Employment English Featured

Emerging trends in the job market

The creation of new jobs is an essential part of a growing economy. In the wake of Covid-19, the job market remains in state of recovery. Its progress is largely dependent on the trajectory of the public health situation and emerging job trends.

While it is important to identify emerging trends that may positively impact economic growth, it is also essential to understand which jobs are in decline so as not to get stuck in a career that goes nowhere.


Business & Economy Employment English Featured

Power up the economy with growth in the job market

With the elections in the rear-view mirror, the focus for Canadians is on the path forward. Part of that includes a government working towards ending to the pandemic, improving affordability and sustainability while stepping up economic recovery efforts and creating better jobs.

The latest job numbers by Statistics Canada suggest Canada is on track. Data shows the economy added 90,200 jobs last month. (more…)

Business & Economy Employment English Featured Ontario

Ontario enhances support for new career opportunities

Thanks to improvements in key health indicators, Ontario will move into Step 3 of the province’s reopening plan on Friday. That means the easing of Covid-19 restrictions for several public health and workplace measures including capacity limits for indoor/outdoor settings. It also opens opportunity for more Ontarians to return to work.


Employment English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ontario appoints Task Force to help empower women in the economy

Covid-19’s massive disruption to employment has had a significant impact on the economy. What is troubling is that women appear to be more affected by pandemic-related changes in the labour market than men. Ontario aims to change that.

On June 25, the provincial government announced new measures, through the creation of Ontario’s Task Force on Women and the Economy to help break down barriers women face in the economy.


Business & Economy Employment English Featured World News

Toronto ranked one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurial success

Toronto has a lot to offer, especially if you are someone looking to start your own business. In fact, Toronto is considered to be one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurs.

Individuals are entrepreneurial, not cities, you say. However, some cities are more able to attract creative and innovative people to realize their budding new venture.


Bengali Community Employment Health & Medicine Ontario

অন্টারিওর নির্মাণ শ্রমিকরা মাত্রাতিরিক্ত অপিয়ড আক্রান্ত

টরন্টো, জুন ৩: নির্মাণ শ্রমিকদের ক্ষেত্রে এটিকে মহামারি বিবেচনা করে অন্টারিও কনস্ট্রাকশন কনসোর্টিয়াম (ওসিসি) মাত্রাতিরিক্ত অপিয়ড ব্যবহারের বিরুদ্ধে সচেতনতা গড়ে তোলার এক আন্দোলন শুরু করেছে, কেননা অর্থনৈতিক খাতে সবচেয়ে বেশি তাদের মৃত্যুহার বৃদ্ধি পেয়েছে। (more…)

Canada Community Employment English Featured GTA Ontario

The Federal Government invests $890,000 in training to help strengthen the skilled trades workforce

A strong workforce in Canada is crucial for a prosperous economic recovery. The skilled trades play a vital role in that recovery. The Government of Canada is investing nearly $890,000 in the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades (CCAT, in Woodbridge), to help train, support and maintain a qualified skilled trades workforce. (more…) ***This project is made possible in part thanks to the financial support of Canadian Heritage;

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