Canadian workers leaving pandemic-stricken sectors. Where are they going? – National

in Jul 28, 2022

Restaurants, airlines, schools and nursing homes are at the sharp end of a labour crunch that’s afflicted employers all year long. In June, the unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.9 per cent, tightening the screws on an economy with more positions than it could fill. Amid a prolonged pandemic, laid-off workers took[…]

Read more

Hiring process ‘broken’ in many Canadian firms, experts say. What’s the fix? – National

in Jul 20, 2022

As Canada continues to struggle with a nationwide labour shortage, some experts say that the hiring process in several organizations across varied sectors is “broken.” They say the issue has existed for a long time due to companies’ heavy reliance on referrals and was exacerbated by workplace changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: Unemployment[…]

Read more

Montrealers protest against man guilty of sexual abuse ‘inadequate’ sentence – Montreal

in Jul 10, 2022

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 10, 2022 3:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Hundreds of people are rallying in front of Montreal’s courthouse today to denounce a light sentence imposed on a man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault and voyeurism. Protest co-organizer[…]

Read more

Some Montrealers are pivoting careers while the city copes with labour shortages

in Jul 08, 2022

As COVID-19 ripped through Quebec’s short-staffed and ill-prepared nursing homes at the beginning of the pandemic, David S. Landsman was among the province’s hailed “guardian angels” in health care who rushed to the front lines. The orderly was deployed from his position on a psychiatric unit at a Montreal hospital and left his other job[…]

Read more

Regina police launch new program to hire more female officers

in Jun 27, 2022

Expect to see more women within the Regina Police Service (RPS) now that the law enforcement agency is taking part in a 30×30 Initiative. The North American program aims to have the percentage of women sworn into police positions be at 30 per cent by the year 2030. RPS is one of 176 policing organizations[…]

Read more

Beautification project gives N.S. First Nation income assistance clients work experience – Halifax

in Jun 10, 2022

A beautification project is offering employment to income assistance clients living on the Sipekne’katik First Nation. “The beautification project is cleaning up our community, it is landscaping, and also assisting elders,” says Courtney Knockwood, the program lead. It employs 16 people ranging in age from 17 to 68, all of whom are income assistance clients.[…]

Read more

Women lead job growth as unemployment rate dips to 5.1% – National

in Jun 10, 2022

The unemployment rate across Canada dropped to a new low of 5.1 per cent in May amid a jump in jobs for women, according to the latest Labour Force Survey results. Statistics Canada said Friday morning that the country added 40,000 jobs last month. The agency said that women across all age groups made up[…]

Read more

Labour shortage at Ricova delays curbside waste collection in Montreal – Montreal

in Jun 03, 2022

Workers at Ricova are moving as fast as they can to make up for lost ground due to a massive labour shortage in the curbside domestic recycling and waste-collection business. But trying to keep up is no easy task. The company is short more than 30 employees representing almost 12 per cent of its labour[…]

Read more

Ahead of summer rush, seasonal businesses struggle to find workers – National

in May 23, 2022

Seasonal industries are struggling to ramp up ahead of the busy summer rush as Canada’s rock-bottom unemployment rate and swelling job vacancies create an acute hiring crunch. The shortage of workers comes as operators in the hospitality, retail and recreation sectors expect a strong rebound in customers. Warmer weather, receding COVID-related health concerns, pent-up demand[…]

Read more