Employment

According to a new report, there are about four vacant jobs for every three unemployed persons in the labour force in British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)

Report shows 4 jobs for every 3 unemployed people in Vancouver Island area

Economist says there were 23,900 job vacancies in the region for the second quarter of 2022

 

The paper operations at the Crofton mill will be under an indefinite curtailment starting in December. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence announces indefinite curtailment of Catalyst Crofton paper mill operations

Pulp operations will continue during the curtailment

 

Embracing the theme "Leading the Next Normal," the Safety Alliance BC's Make It Safe conference has two components – in person Oct. 14 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, and online Oct. 27 and 28 – a chance to look at "What's Next: Beyond the New Normal."

Make It Safe: B.C. conference highlights the holistic nature of workplace safety

Register now for the in-person and online conference from Manufacturing Safety Alliance

 

Sidney Bakery, like many other local businesses, is looking for additional staff as employers across the country struggle to fill vacancies. According to Statistics Canada, employers were recruiting more than one million vacant positions in June for the third consecutive month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. has more job openings than unemployed workers to fill them

Province one in four in Canada with an unemployed-to-job-vacancy rate below 1:1

Sidney Bakery, like many other local businesses, is looking for additional staff as employers across the country struggle to fill vacancies. According to Statistics Canada, employers were recruiting more than one million vacant positions in June for the third consecutive month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A worker installs parts on the production line at Chrysler’s plant, in Windsor, Ont., on January 18, 2011.Temporary changes to the employment insurance program made during the pandemic are set to expire in a month, putting in jeopardy access to jobless benefits for automotive workers in Windsor expecting to be out of work in the fall, says a Unifor leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Temporary changes to EI made during pandemic are set to expire late next month

Measures not expected to be extended and some may be affected by tighter framework

A worker installs parts on the production line at Chrysler’s plant, in Windsor, Ont., on January 18, 2011.Temporary changes to the employment insurance program made during the pandemic are set to expire in a month, putting in jeopardy access to jobless benefits for automotive workers in Windsor expecting to be out of work in the fall, says a Unifor leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
A career fair, similar to the one pictured, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Aug. 25. (Black Press Media photo)

Career fair will connect job seekers on the Island with employers who could use some help

Nanaimo Career and Post-Secondary Education Event is Aug. 25 at Country Club Centre

A career fair, similar to the one pictured, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Aug. 25. (Black Press Media photo)
Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Labour shortages felt in communities across Vancouver Island’s west coast

Businesses struggling to find answers in the wake of a shrinking pool of available workers

Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
A career fair, similar to the one pictured here, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Thursday, Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)

Job fair taking place this month in Nanaimo amidst worker shortage

Career and post-secondary education event takes place Aug. 25 at Country Club Centre

A career fair, similar to the one pictured here, will take place at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo on Thursday, Aug. 25. (Submitted photo)
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Help Wanted: After pandemic pivots, where have Canadian workers gone?

Amid a prolonged pandemic, laid-off workers took stock and reassessed their priorities

A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The report from LifeWorks found that accommodation and food services scored the lowest for overall mental health THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadians are experiencing more aggression from the public while on the job: survey

Many Canadians are experiencing conflict and aren’t feeling supported by their employers

The report from LifeWorks found that accommodation and food services scored the lowest for overall mental health THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Workers are shown beneath a section of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) a new automated light rail network in Montreal, Wednesday, February 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Unemployment rate falls to new record low as wages ramp up: StatCan

TD Bank economist: ‘The Canadian economy is operating beyond full employment’

Workers are shown beneath a section of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) a new automated light rail network in Montreal, Wednesday, February 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A woman uses her computer keyboard in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. Remote work flourished during the pandemic as companies closed their offices, but it has created a schism among Canadian workers as the economy starts to reopen.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Remote, hybrid work creating schism as popular option unavailable to many workers

About 60 per cent of Canadian workers are required to be on-site, according to experts

A woman uses her computer keyboard in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. Remote work flourished during the pandemic as companies closed their offices, but it has created a schism among Canadian workers as the economy starts to reopen.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A worker organizes chairs and tables on the patio of a restaurant on College St., Toronto, Thursday, October 28, 2021. Restaurants across Canada are cutting back hours and tightening up menus as persistent labour shortages and spiking costs threaten to derail the industry’s comeback from crushing pandemic restrictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

‘We just don’t have enough workers:’ Restaurants rocked by labour shortage, inflation

Workers pushing back against long hours, unstable schedules and low pay

A worker organizes chairs and tables on the patio of a restaurant on College St., Toronto, Thursday, October 28, 2021. Restaurants across Canada are cutting back hours and tightening up menus as persistent labour shortages and spiking costs threaten to derail the industry’s comeback from crushing pandemic restrictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima
Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government alters bereavement leave legislation amid abortion debate

Amendment would allow for leave in any pregnancy that doesn’t end in a live birth

Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jobless rate falls to record low as economy adds 72,500 jobs in March, StatCan says

Agency says country saw the lowest jobless rate over comparable data going back to 1976

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations have seen some of the highest job vacancy increases in Canada between 2019 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 of the 10 jobs with highest vacancy rates in Canada pay less than $20/hour

Nurses, cooks, construction workers among those with highest jump in job openings

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations have seen some of the highest job vacancy increases in Canada between 2019 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Western Forest Products has announced another production curtailment for the Chemainus sawmill. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Another production curtailment at Island sawmill this week

WFP expects employees could be off the job in Chemainus for up to two weeks this time

Western Forest Products has announced another production curtailment for the Chemainus sawmill. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sunira Chaudhri, a lawyer partner at Levitt LLP poses for a photograph at her office in Toronto on Monday, July 30, 2018. Toronto employment lawyer Sunira Chaudhri has fielded an increasing number of calls from her corporate clients worried about sexual harassment in their workplace — mostly from those wondering whether they need to change policies around co-ed one-on-one meetings, mentorship, office parties, business trips and dinners. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pandemic puts ‘right to disconnect’ in spotlight as provinces inch toward policies

A report from human resources company found 84% of workers surveyed felt burned out over last 2 years

Sunira Chaudhri, a lawyer partner at Levitt LLP poses for a photograph at her office in Toronto on Monday, July 30, 2018. Toronto employment lawyer Sunira Chaudhri has fielded an increasing number of calls from her corporate clients worried about sexual harassment in their workplace — mostly from those wondering whether they need to change policies around co-ed one-on-one meetings, mentorship, office parties, business trips and dinners. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Branka Turnbull calls Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision vindication

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Canada Service centre documents that display Employment Insurance options are pictured in Ottawa on July 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

There are new rules about employment insurance. Here’s what you need to know.

The employment insurance system is set for another round of pandemic-related changes

Canada Service centre documents that display Employment Insurance options are pictured in Ottawa on July 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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