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150 Years of Work

Canada is marking 150 years as a nation in 2017. To recognize this milestone, Workplace.ca Today offers this brief history of work in Canada. Things have really changed since those early days of Confederation, but even before we were a formal country, there were many workers in Canada. Some of those first workers were fishermen and merchants who came across the Atlantic from Europe. Initially seeking gold and spices from the Orient, but settling for an ocean of fish that sustained Europeans for hundreds of years. These early pioneers were soon joined by explorers who starting trading and dealing with the First Nations peoples.



Is Sitting the New Smoking?
In the last number of years, consistent concerns have been raised about the amount of time that Canadians spend sitting, especially at work. Some people have pointed to our sedentary working lives as something akin to smoking.


Companies Failing to Integrate Millennials
Millennials are now the largest generation in the Canadian workforce, yet only 10% of companies have done anything to integrate Millennial employees with their other co-workers.


Top Job Search Blunders Revealed
Job candidates have long been urged to put their best foot forward when applying for open positions, yet many fail to do so.





    

Fed. Gov’t. Asbestos Ban to Make Workplaces Safer

CUPE Celebrates Comprehensive Federal Asbestos Ban

Global Skills Strategy Aims to Create More Good Jobs for Canadians

UNIFOR: Defend Pensions – Stop Bill C-27

Global Wage Growth Falls to its Lowest Level in 4 Years

Canadian CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans and Challenges for First Half of 2017



 

    News

BC: Canada-B.C. Partnership to Train For Cooking and Forestry Careers

AB: Work Safely in the Cold Weather

AB: Work Should Not Be a Barrier When Escaping Domestic Abuse

ON: Frustrated Injured Workers Take Their Message to the Steps of the WSIB

ON: Ontario Working with Federal Government to Protect Temporary Foreign Workers

ON: Ontario Working to Close Gender Wage Gap

This Month
viewpoints
Time Management One More Time
After our health, time is our most precious commodity.

features
150 Years of Work
To mark Canada's 150th, Workplace Today offering a brief history of work in Canada.
Is Sitting the New Smoking?
In recent years, concerns have been raised about the amount of time that Canadians spend sitting at work.


law
Insurance Broker Was Unjustly Dismissed for Client Complaint
Even though he was “reckless with the truth,” the broker did not deserve termination, a judge ruled.
Grocery Workers in Freezer Department Are Entitled to Higher Pay
An arbitrator found that employees’ “regular hourly rate” included a premium for working in the cold.
Employer Discriminated Against Driver Based on Family Status
The truck driver had an obligation to stay home to care for his children while his wife was ill.

strategies
Canadian Leaders Join Forces to ‘Hack’ Diversity Gaps
Research shows that sponsorship – not just as a program, but as a corporate philosophy – is a highly effective way to accelerate women’s careers.
Companies are Failing to Integrate Millennials Into Their Workplaces
Millennials are now the largest generation in the Canadian workforce, yet only 10% of companies have done anything to integrate Millennial employees with their other co-workers,

Shop Talk
Top Job Search Blunders Revealed
Canadian CFOs say irrelevant application information, late arrival to interviews are most common mistakes.
Many Canadians Work an Extra Half Week to Take a Week Off
Company culture, processes and workloads may create a Time off Tax.



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