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  Sabung Ayam Online positions than it could fill. Amid a prolonged pandemic,[…]

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Niverville, Man. to address labour shortage by removing language barrier – Winnipeg

in Jul 12, 2022

A Manitoba community is looking to attract more workers to meet a labour shortage, and in order to do so, the town’s council is working to remove a potential barrier. Niverville Mayor Myron Dyck told Global News the town is covering the cost of English classes for potential new workers who may not have enough[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Worker-led organization highlights job opportunities for oil and gas workers in green energy sector

in Mar 25, 2022

Iron & Earth is an organization led by oil and gas workers. This week, it launched a website to encourage and inspire people working in the fossil fuel sector to consider taking the skills they already have and use them for jobs in the green energy industry. The organization has created a climate career portal.[…]

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Ontario designing ‘portable benefits’ plan for workers with no coverage

in Feb 03, 2022

Ontario intends to develop a “portable benefits” system for workers who don’t have health, dental or vision coverage, with the package intended to move with the individuals if they change jobs. The concept was recommended in a recent report from an expert committee tasked by the government with addressing labour disruptions from the pandemic. It’s[…]

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Quebec provides new incentives to attract more daycare workers – Montreal

in Jan 17, 2022

The Quebec government is setting some ambitious hiring goals to make up for a shortage of daycare educators. Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe and Labour Minister Jean Boulet announced plans to hire 18,000 new daycare educators and upgrade the skills of 7,000 current ones. Some major incentives are being offered to attract workers to the[…]

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Alberta follows national trend of lower unemployment, but not all Albertans still seeking work

in Nov 05, 2021

Canada’s official unemployment rate is slowly falling and Alberta is following the national trend. Statistics Canada says the economy added 31,000 jobs in October, bringing the national unemployment rate to a pandemic-era low of 6.7 per cent — down from 6.9 per cent in September. Gains were seen across a number of industries, including[…]

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More jobs than workers in service industry right now as Saskatchewan lifts COVID-19 restrictions

in Jul 12, 2021

As COVID-19 public health restrictions lift in Saskatchewan people are slowly venturing out and looking for a sense of normalcy, but some places may be short-staffed as restaurants struggle to hire. It’s all hands on deck on the patio at O’Shea’s Irish Pub in Saskatoon, which recently hired a number of positions ahead of[…]

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