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Canadian Payroll and Employment Law at work®


Features for the Week of July 16, 2018 Text Size: M L XL XXL
Reported News and Articles by Jurisdiction


National
 
Employment Insurance, May 2018
In May, 454,100 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, virtually unchanged from April.
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44613]
 
Consumer price index, June 2018
The consumer price iIndex (CPI) rose 2.5 percent on a year-over-year basis in June, following a 2.2 percent increase in May. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44614]
 
Are Canadian jobs more or less skilled than American jobs?
The Canadian economy relies on a skilled workforce to compete in a global economy. Canadian workers are more likely than American workers to hold a postsecondary qualification... (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44611]
 
Fertility rates and labour force participation among women in Quebec and Ontario, 1996 to 2016
Historically, the labour force participation of women under the age of 45 was lower in Quebec than in Ontario. This situation, however, has changed. (In PDF)
by Statistics Canada
View Article  [Article No. 44612]


Alberta
 
New service dog signage for businesses
The Alberta government is launching new signage that businesses, schools and workplaces can display in their windows to help welcome service dogs and their owners.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44599]


British Columbia
 
Proposed policy amendments and practice materials for Certificate of Recognition Program
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division of WorkSafeBC released a discussion paper on proposed policy amendments to the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program. (In PDF)
by WorkSafeBC
View Article  [Article No. 44610]


Federally Regulated
 
Minimum wage in the federally regulated sectors
The federal minimum wage is the same as the general adult minimum wage set by each province or territory. Every time a provincial or territorial government raises its minimum wage...
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44600]


New Brunswick
 
New workplace regulations to prevent violence and harassment
The New Brunswick government new workplace regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at preventing workplace violence and harassment to protect workers comes into force September 1, 2018.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 43985]


Nova Scotia
 
Considerable investment in workplace training and employment programs
On July 13, 2018, the federal government announced that it is investing $700 million over six years in employment and skills training programs in Nova Scotia.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44601]


Ontario
 
OHRC’s annual report
On July 10, 2018, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released Impact today, investment for tomorrow, its 2017–2018 Annual Report.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44602]
 
Speech from the throne
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario delivered the Speech from the Throne on Thursday, July 12, 2018, and officially opened the first Session of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44603]


Prince Edward Island
 
Statutory leave consultation
The Prince Edward Island government is consulting on changes to the Employment Standards Act involving different types of leaves for employees, including domestic violence leave regulations.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44604]
 
WCB announces new grant program
The Prince Edward Island Workers’ Compensation Board has announced a new grant that will provide financial supports to help fund innovative workplace solutions and training and educational opportunities for Island employers and workers.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44606]


Quebec
 
Proposed maximum insurable earnings
The CNESST has released the proposed 2019 WCB maximum insurable earnings amount.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor
View Article  [Article No. 44607]


Saskatchewan
 
Consultation on impairment in the workplace before Cannabis legalization in October 2018
The Saskatchewan government is asking for public feedback on how to keep workers safe from the impacts of impairment in the workplace as the legalization date for cannabis approaches.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44608]


Yukon
 
WCB 2017 annual report and plans
On June 7, 2018, the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) released its 2017 annual report.
by Yosie Saint-Cyr LLB., Managing Editor, HRinfodesk
View Article  [Article No. 44609]