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Employment Professionals Canada has the latest on the country’s workforce, job market, job search and hiring trends. Read our blog for helpful tips on how to find employment or hire the best talent.

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A resume is a list of all of your education, work experience and other qualifications that tell an employer that you’ve got what it takes to get the job done right. Your cover letter is a different matter entirely – and don’t forget to include it. Your cover letter is where you get to be… Read more »

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Other people took medals home, but Sgt. Dean Irvine celebrated a different kind of victory during the 2018 Invictus Games. The retired member of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry from Welland, Ont. spent nearly two weeks in Australia competing in wheelchair rugby, rowing, and powerlifting in the games. The Invictus Games is an international sporting… Read more »

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James Picard Senior doesn’t recall ever taking a sick day. You can find him working around his store in Windham and out back on the farm. That’s amazing when you stop to think that this man is in his early eighties. “I like the business. I go to work every day,” he explains. “I don’t believe… Read more »

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Just as employers and employees in Ontario have begun to settle in and adjust to the changes the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, better known as Bill 148, made to labour laws, the newly formed Progressive Conservative Party has said it will roll back some of those changes and freeze minimum wage to $14 an… Read more »

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What do you do when you can’t find a product that actually works? In the case of Khaili and Tim McMorris, they made their own. When their now three-year-old daughter, Willow, was born, Khaili was left scrambling to find a cream that would cure her daughter’s diaper rash. Tired, weary, and eager to ease the… Read more »

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In a world filled with cell phones, Ipads, video games and all sorts of gizmos and gadgets it can be hard to pull yourself away from the whirling lights of technology and really connect with family and friends face to face. But a Google search for “Board Games” suggests that more and more, people are… Read more »

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Picture a performer as she hangs in the air by her foot, which is wrapped skilfully around a silk. Another woman makes it look easy as she poses upside down on a metal ring suspended in the air.  Combine that with stilt walkers wearing steampunk-inspired attire, live music; don’t forget the finger-lickin’ good barbecue and… Read more »

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Another holiday could soon be added to your calendar. It wouldn’t be a normal holiday that you’d celebrate; instead, it’s one that would serve as a reminder of an important, but tragic part of Canada’s history. The federal government is currently consulting with Indigenous groups to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a… Read more »

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Her story begins with a small ice cream maker that she purchased to experiment with different recipes in the kitchen. Family and friends raved about the ice cream Lisa Giganti was creating so much that the next thing she knew, she decided to learn all she could about becoming an entrepreneur. That’s when Sweet Sunshine… Read more »

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There isn’t a cure for the travel bug, but the disease isn’t one that Shari Harper plans to cure anytime soon. In fact, the more she gets the opportunity to travel, the better because the feeling of going somewhere new brings about a rejuvenating feeling. For Harper, there’s nothing quite like chowing down on exotic… Read more »