Canada’s 10 best cities and towns for finding a job right now

The best places to look for work right now aren’t in Canada’s large urban centres. The biggest cities have taken the largest hit to their economies from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the latest edition of BMO’s Regional Labour Market Report Card, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver all rank near the bottom, while Toronto (which was a…

Survey: What will summer vacations look like for Canadians in 2020?

Well, the warm weather is finally here. After the long Canadian winter, the summer months are when many of us plan to take our vacations. Serious business generally slows down for July and August as the kids are off school and workplaces run with a skeleton crew. This year will be a little bit different….

Study: People can’t remember the last time they wore pants

Have you noticed a number of new phrases and words entering your vocabulary lately? Suddenly you can’t turn on the radio or look at a screen without encountering a reference to ‘physical distancing,’ ‘covidiots,’ and ‘flattening the curve.’ I saw a new one over the weekend. Social media users were referring to ‘hard pants.’ It…

More companies asking staff to work from home (how to make it work for you)

You may have to get used to working from home. It’s becoming a major trend during the COVID-10 outbreak. Earlier this week we noted how more and more major companies were cancelling face-to-face job interviews during the coronavirus spread. Video interviews and virtual meet-ups are considered a safer way to connect when there’s a risk…

Coronavirus trend: Big companies shifting to video interviews exclusively

The spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, is not only impacting the way people travel and work, it’s changing the ways we find work as well. In order to reduce the number of people physically interacting with employees, an increasing number of big firms are cancelling face-to-face job interviews. Google was among the first to shift…

The case for a four-day work week just got a lot stronger

What if every weekend was a three-day weekend? Well, there is new evidence that a four-day work week can be a huge benefit for both workers and the company’s bottom line. Numerous studies have shown – and you’ve probably noticed in your own experience – that a great deal of time gets wasted at work….