Employer News

The Canada News Centre offers you quick access to the employer news of the day.
  1. Accessibility Standards Canada is proud to announce that the organization has been named, for the first time, one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers. This recognition is a testament to its commitment to continuously improving as an employer and creating the conditions to offer employees one of the most exceptional and accessible places to work.
  2. Competition Bureau approves Waste Connections as buyer of 29 Secure facilities to resolve competition concerns February 5, 2024 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  3. Online reviews posted by employees: businesses could be liable January 18, 2024 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  4. As Canada’s health care sector continues to face labour shortages, the demand for qualified workers to fill vacancies continues to grow. The Government of Canada recognizes these challenges and continues to take steps to address them by investing in projects that will help provide internationally educated professionals with the support and experience they need to pursue opportunities in Canada’s health care sector. To help with this, a call for proposals was announced in December 2022 resulting in an investment of up to $86 million in 15 projects for the Foreign Credentials Recognition (FCR) Program. The successful projects were eligible to receive a minimum of $500,000, up to a maximum of $10M in investments.
  5. Construction DJL Inc. to pay $1.5 million for bid-rigging on public contracts in Québec January 15, 2024 – GATINEAU (Québec), Competition Bureau
  6. Today, Accessibility Standards Canada and UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). It aims to improve the coordination between both organizations and help influence accessibility standards across Canada and the United States of America.
  7. Important amendments to modernize the Competition Act receive Royal Assent December 18, 2023 – GATINEAU (Québec), Competition Bureau
  8. Minister O’Regan and Employment Equity Act Review Task Force Chair to hold media availability on the Task Force’s final report
  9. Amp Me to pay penalty to address Competition Bureau concerns over misleading advertising December 5, 2023, GATINEAU (Québec), Competition Bureau
  10. Competition Bureau obtains a court order to advance investigation into Rogers’ marketing practices December 4, 2023 – GATINEAU (Quebec), Competition Bureau
  11. TicketNetwork to pay $825,000 penalty to settle misleading advertising concerns in the ticket resale market November 21, 2023 – GATINEAU, (Quebec) – Competition Bureau
  12. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will be presenting a free, four-part webinar series to help employers implement mental health programs in their workplace.
  13. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched a suite of free resources in partnership with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA), to help employers in Canada create awareness about substance use and reducing stigma.
  14. UPDATE: Minister O’Regan to take questions from media following the introduction of legislation to amend the Canada Labour Code
  15. Remarks from Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall ConferenceOttawa, OntarioOctober 26, 2021
  16. Competition Bureau resolves competition concerns with Global Fuels acquisition of Greenergy’s retail fuel business October 26, 2023 – GATINEAU (Quebec), Competition Bureau
  17. Competition Bureau seeks feedback on its supplementary guidance regarding abuse of dominance October 25, 2023 – GATINEAU (Quebec), Competition Bureau
  18. When young people are learning, working and succeeding, our communities from coast to coast to coast benefit. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest heavily in youth through its comprehensive array of youth programming to provide skills training, job placement and service opportunities.
  19. Government of Canada to announce funding for skills training initiatives
  20. Canadian youth are among the brightest and hardest working in the world, and they are focused on building a better future for themselves and their communities. To build a solid foundation, young people are eager to join the job market and earn money from meaningful employment opportunities.
  21. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is one of 12 federal departments and agencies delivering the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) as part of a horizontal Government of Canada initiative.
  22. Minister Sudds will be in St. John’s to announce initiatives supporting early learning and child care capacity
  23. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) plays an important role in Canada’s economy, allowing Canadian employers to hire foreign workers to fill jobs when qualified Canadians are not available. Ensuring the health and safety of these workers while they are in Canada is essential, and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has been taking action to ensure broad compliance with the rules.
  24. Ensuring the health and safety of temporary foreign workers is a key priority of the Government of Canada. These workers have the same rights to a safe workplace as Canadian citizens and permanent residents while in Canada.
  25. Statement by Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages Randy Boissonnault regarding the 2024 EI premium rate
  26. The Canada Employment Insurance Commission today made available the Actuarial Report and its summary for the 2024 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate. The rate is set at $1.66 per $100 of insurable earnings for employees and $2.32 for employers who pay 1.4 times the employee rate.
  27. Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace
  28. NYK and “K” Line fined for international conspiracy to reduce competition in vehicle shipping services to Canada August 17, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  29. Community service organizations are at the forefront of addressing community needs. During the pandemic, many of these vital organizations struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving and a greater reliance on digital tools.
  30. Skilled workers are the engine that drives Canada’s economy and it needs more skilled trades workers to continue building industries in every corner of the country. Demographic shifts and high retirement rates are fuelling demand and an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more Canadians for these jobs. The Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure Canadians have access to the high-quality apprenticeship training they need to get into these good, in-demand and well-paying careers.
  31. With growing labour and skills shortages across the country, many Canadian employers are struggling to fill jobs that are essential to their operations. The Government of Canada recognizes these challenges and wants to help employers hire the workers they need, while also reducing the administrative burden of such a task and ensuring temporary foreign workers are protected from abuse.
  32. The Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) will help to reduce the administrative burden and simplify the hiring process for repeat Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program employers who demonstrate a history of complying with program requirements.
  33. Federal Court of Appeal upholds Competition Bureau’s successful challenge of Secure and Tervita merger August 2, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  34. Competition Bureau approves buyers of Domtar mills to resolve competition concerns in Canada’s pulp and paper industry August 2, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  35. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will highlight a diverse lineup of health and safety innovations and tools at Forum 2023: The Changing World of Work, September 26-27, 2023, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  36. The Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with Shell Canada Limited and its affiliates, including Canadian Mobility Services Limited, to resolve competition concerns related to its proposed acquisition of 56 retail gas stations from Sobeys Capital Incorporated in western Canada.
  37. Backgrounder – Funding for five organizations supporting Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people to prevent and address gender-based violence.
  38. To help workplaces prepare for potential challenges and impacts climate change can have on their workers and the work they do, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has published a free Climate Change: Workplace Impacts handbook.
  39. When young people learn, work and succeed, Canada thrives. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in youth, so that they get the education, the experience, and the job opportunities to build a stronger Canada for generations to come.
  40. Getting involved and giving back to communities through youth volunteer opportunities is a fantastic way to build leadership skills, grow personal and professional networks, and impact local communities in a positive way. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in volunteer service opportunities for youth through the Canada Service Corps (CSC).
  41. Backgrounder: Canada Service Corps for youth
  42. Competition Bureau makes recommendations to promote competition in Canada’s grocery industry June 27, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  43. Competition Bureau advises the CRTC on promoting wholesale internet competition June 22, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  44. Competition Bureau to hold technical briefing following release of Retail Grocery Market Study reportJune 22, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  45. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is pleased to confirm that on June 6, 2023, the Federal Court endorsed the Commission’s move to require pre-placement and random alcohol and drug testing of workers in safety-critical positions at high-security nuclear facilities, as mandated by CNSC regulatory document REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, Volume II: Managing Alcohol and Drug Use.
  46. Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance an investigation of Dominion Lending Centres May 19, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  47. Why Canada needs an urgent competition upgradeSpeechRemarks by Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionAnnual Conference of the Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC Canada)Ottawa, ONMay 16, 2023(As prepared for delivery)
  48. The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), David Vigneault, issued the following statement regarding the CSIS 2022 Public Report released today.
  49. As the warmer months approach, many young Canadians will be looking to secure meaningful work experiences for the summer. A summer job can serve as a valuable stepping stone to a successful career. Not only does it allow a young person to build work experience and develop new skills, it puts money in their pocket to cover expenses, save for the future, or fund further education.
  50. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) for youth is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, a federal commitment to help young people gain employment information, skills and experience. The Strategy aims to support young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, as they transition into the labour market.