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Recruiting: Skills looked for by employers in 2023

While the world of employment today has to deal with a very present labour shortage and major recruitment challenges, companies are looking for the best talent more than ever. Which skills are most in demand by organizations in 2023? With the current business environment coloured by the lack of personnel plus retention difficulties, companies want […]


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An overview of hirings and dismissals in Canada – January 2023

Some companies here and elsewhere have recently laid off a large number of their staff members, while others have announced the opening of new positions. Overview. Hiring Canada has entered into an agreement with the United States government and Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney for the acquisition of F-35 fighters for the Royal Canadian […]


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2023: the year of task automation?

In Canada, more than one million positions are currently vacant. Companies must therefore find solutions to hire and retain the people who work for them. Task automation is part of the solution. Despite persistent myths, partly linked to images in science fiction movies of robots wreaking havoc, machines could indeed help us. According to a […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals – December 2022

Over the past month, some companies have laid off a large number of employees, while hirings and job openings have been announced by others. Balance sheet. Hiring Following the recent national partnership established with Best Buy, Purolator is hiring 1,200 new employees across the country to provide a more efficient delivery service, particularly on weekends […]


Rights and labour standards

The right to disconnect: Quebec’s turn soon?

About five years after France adopted a law on the right to disconnect, a first Canadian province has legislated on it. Since June 2nd, Ontario businesses with 25 or more employees are required to have a written disconnection policy – a first in North America. Effectively, the Ontario law defines disconnection as follows: “Not transmitting […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals – November 2022

Some companies have recently laid off large numbers of their employees, while others have announced new job openings. Balance sheet. HIRES Currently in an intensive recruitment period, Revenu Québec has announced that around 100 positions are currently available (French version only) in several sectors of activity, including customer service, information technology, accounting and law. The City […]


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Their career is no longer a priority for young people

Career no longer seems to be the priority for the majority of new generation job seekers. Work-life balance is now more important than ever, according to the recent Working Together survey, from the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ).   It is also one of the main criteria for both current employees […]


Oddly enough

Quiet quitting: is Quebec immune to this phenomenon?

In the United States, more than 50% of the workforce might be practising quiet quitting, a trend where people  do the bare minimum in order to satisfy the expectations of their managers, no more and no less. This was revealed in June by a study conducted by the Gallup polling firm. Since July, this pattern […]


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Report on hirings and dismissals – September 2022: Employment remains stable

The number of jobs changed little in September, according to data from Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey. After declining in August, employment rose very slightly. Among young women aged 15 to 24, it fell for a second consecutive month. However, it increased in the category of young men and among women aged 25 […]


Jobs search

Montreal National Job Fair – October 13 & 14, 2022

This is the 16th edition of The National Job Fair in Montreal. The National Job Fair will be held, this year again, in the spectacular exhibition hall of the he Olympic Stadium. Visitors will be able to find companies from sectors as varied as aeronautics, pharmaceuticals, education, government services, health, transport, security … Free admission for the […]


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Spotlight on the “Great Resignation”

In the last two years, a phenomenon has shaken up the world of work in the United States: The Great Resignation. This trend, which is much smaller in Quebec, is reflected by waves of departures and career changes.     Coined by Anthony Klotz, a professor at University College London School of Management, the term “Great […]


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A review of hirings and dismissals – August 2022 : the unemployment rate is rising

Employment fell by 40,000 in August, according to data from Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey. This decline in employment mainly concerns young women aged 15 to 24 and people aged 55 to 64. It has been observed in British Columbia, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. The most affected sectors are educational services, which suffered […]


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