Labour shortages in Canada

Labour shortage: The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2015

Peter Harris | May 19, 2015 3:21 pm

One third of Canadian employers report encountering difficulties hiring the workers they need due to growing labour shortages. Here are the most in-demand occupations of 2015.

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Robot Counsellor? Jobs in Canada in 2030.

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 14, 2014 7:29 pm

What will you be doing for work in 2030? We’ve got an in on a digital job fair where you can check out ten jobs of the future as imagined by futurists.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Would you quit your job for $5,000

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 11, 2014 8:24 pm

Online retailer Amazon is offering its employees $5,000 to quit. Why would they do that? And would you take a similar offer to quit your job?

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Tomorrow's Most Wanted: The most in-demand traits

[Infographic] The qualities that define who is going to get the best jobs

Peter Harris| April 11, 2014 10:52 am

What do you need in order to be successful? A new international study of business leaders reveals the most sought-after qualities in the leaders and workers of tomorrow. Who gets the most attractive jobs?

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man handing over his resume at an outdoor coffee shop

15 terms you must include in your resume and 10 things that will get it tossed

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 10, 2014 8:24 pm

Are you a “proactive go getter?” Don’t be. Here are 15 terms hiring managers want to see in your resume, more they don’t, and 10 things you must not include under peril of it winding up in the trash.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Exit strategy: How to quit your job

Exit strategy: The smart way to leave your job

Karen Geier| April 10, 2014 8:49 am

As much as breaking into a chorus of ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ might seem like fun, it wouldn’t be the most strategic way to quit of a bad gig. Here’s how to plan a smooth exit, and four common mistakes to avoid.

Category: Career Dilemmas
Women heading for the exit

7 reasons not to take the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 9, 2014 7:55 pm

Yes, you need work, but there are instances in which you should not take the job if that option is available to you. High turnover, an over-eagerness to hire. Here are seven signs you should walk away from the offer.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
Guy in a suit looking defiant and frustrated sitting at a desk

Why you will never get anywhere

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 9, 2014 6:58 pm

There’s a reason this advice has carried on through the ages: it’s classic success strategy. Here’s the one thing you must stop doing if you want to get anywhere in life and career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing
Woman hiding behind plant to spy on coworkers

Employer's "no sex" policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 9, 2014 5:49 pm

Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work

Employment Law Q&A: Can you sue the boss who's out to get you?

Norman Grosman| April 8, 2014 9:52 am

A Workopolis user whose career has taken a hit because of a vindictive executive asks our employment lawyer if he can sue the boss who had it in for him. Here’s the legal opinion.

Category: Employment Law