Employer News

The Canada News Centre offers you quick access to the employer news of the day.
  1. Minister Sudds will be in St. John’s to announce initiatives supporting early learning and child care capacity
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Statement by Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages Randy Boissonnault regarding the 2024 EI premium rate
  5. 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.
  6. Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace
  7. NYK and “K” Line fined for international conspiracy to reduce competition in vehicle shipping services to Canada August 17, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Federal Court of Appeal upholds Competition Bureau’s successful challenge of Secure and Tervita merger August 2, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Backgrounder – Funding for five organizations supporting Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people to prevent and address gender-based violence.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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).
  20. Backgrounder: Canada Service Corps for youth
  21. Competition Bureau makes recommendations to promote competition in Canada’s grocery industry June 27, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  22. Competition Bureau advises the CRTC on promoting wholesale internet competition June 22, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  23. Competition Bureau to hold technical briefing following release of Retail Grocery Market Study reportJune 22, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  24. 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.
  25. Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance an investigation of Dominion Lending Centres May 19, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau
  26. 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)
  27. The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), David Vigneault, issued the following statement regarding the CSIS 2022 Public Report released today.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. The government responds to the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s strike action
  31. During a labour disruption, an essential service of the Government of Canada is a service necessary for the safety or security of the public, or a segment of the public, at any time.
  32. PSAC’s bargaining demands and the Public Interest Commission’s path to a settlement
  33. Safety and Health Week Events Focus on Community, Inclusion, and Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
  34. 2023 Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Winners Announced
  35. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is accepting applications for the 2023 Chad Bradley Scholarship Award.
  36. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will host Forum 2023: The Changing World of Work (Forum), September 26-27, 2023, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  37. Canada’s economic recovery and critical labour shortages in key sectors are driving higher demand for workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). In response, the Government of Canada is taking a balanced approach to improving the program, with measures designed to respond to emerging labour market needs while also protecting Canadian workers.
  38. Every day, more and more Canadian workers are taking on gig work—casual work arrangements involving specific and often one-off tasks, frequently through digital platforms.
  39. Every Canadian deserves a real and fair chance at success. Yet some Canadian workers still struggle financially while working part-time, temporary and low- or minimum-wage jobs.
  40. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is hosting a free webinar, Climate Change: Workplace Impacts to explore how climate change affects both our physical and mental health and safety in the workplace.
  41. Canada is home to world-class information and communication technology (ICT) talent in research and development and in emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and virtual reality.
  42. Supporting our economy for future generations will mean supporting the creation of jobs and positioning Canadians to take advantage of new opportunities.
  43. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is reminding workplaces to use International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day (RSI Day) on February 28, 2023, as an opportunity to raise awareness about these injuries and share prevention methods. 
  44. New equipment improves product quality, increases production, and creates inclusive employment opportunities
  45. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Halifax
  46. Minister O’Regan to highlight Canada’s work to create fair, safe and equitable work environments as part of the launch of M-POWER
  47. Last year, the Government of Canada committed to providing 10 days of paid sick leave for workers in the federally regulated private sector. Access to paid sick leave keeps workers safe while ensuring that they do not lose pay— because no one should have to choose between staying home when they're sick or paying their bills.
  48. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made a statement about Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 19, 202.2
  49. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and a lack of child care options. Now, more than ever, increased access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care is crucial to meet the needs of children and make life more affordable for families across Canada.
  50. The skilled trades are essential to Canada’s economy. Few industries are as essential to Canadians’ everyday lives. Smart investments are needed to support Canadians from all backgrounds in taking up apprenticeship training now, and to help kick-start lucrative careers in well-respected skilled trades.