News & Insights

British Columbia Minimum Wage Update

B.C.’s minimum wage went up by $1.30 on Friday to boost the province’s previous wage of $11.35 per hour to $12.65. This wage increase is the first of a multi-part plan to raise the living wage to just over $15 per hour by 2021. In June 2019, B.C.’s minimum wage will rise another $1.20, taking […]

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Stay Informed – Public Holiday Pay Change

After reviewing submissions and feedback from a number of businesses in Ontario, on May 7, 2018, the Ontario government announced that it is going to be rolling back their changes to the public holiday pay formula that was implemented with the introduction of Bill 148 on January 1, 2018. The Bill 148 amendment was highly […]

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Equal Pay for Equal Work

On April 1, 2018, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in North America to mandate equal pay for equal work between casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers, and full-time or permanent workers. Under the new rules, casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees cannot be paid at a rate of pay less than full-time or permanent employees […]

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Should you use a Staffing Agency?

Did you know the cost of hiring can exceed $5,000 per employee? While some of that expense is in training and lost productivity, a large part of the cost is in the hiring process itself: how much time your managers spend discussing the opening and the objectives of the hire; advertising; screening; interviewing; re-interviewing; background checking; […]

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Employer Branding Matters

Every company cares what potential customers think of their brand but not enough care what potential employees think. The reality is today’s candidates want more than just a job. Most people want to work for a company that provides an ideal employee experience. According to a recent hiring statistical analysis for 2017, 84% of candidates […]

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