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.
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.
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…)
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.
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.
TORONTO – Uma força de trabalho qualificada, é fundamental para uma recuperação próspera da economia do Canadá.
As atividades qualificadas desempenham um papel crucial nessa recuperação. (more…)
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.
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…)
Toronto, June 3: As they called it another pandemic for the construction workers, the Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the opioid drug overdose crisis, since their death numbers have climbed dramatically and they are being impacted more than any other sector of the economy. (more…)
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…)