Employment

People walk past the University of Toronto campus in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Educated immigrants face underemployment as Canada leads G7 in educated workforce

Number people in Canada with a bachelor’s degree or higher rose to 6.4 million in 2021

 

A sign for help wanted is pictured in a business window in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A new census release from Statistics Canada Wednesday is expected to shed light on the changing dynamics of the Canadian labour force as well as how people got to work last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

2.8 million fewer commuters in 2021 than in 2016 during shift toward remote work

 

WorkBC offers a wide-range of services to area employers and those looking for work at its Vernon office. (WorkBC photo)

WorkBC Vernon helping people of all abilities thrive in the workforce

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

 

Rob Kersley has worked at Vernon Dodge Jeep for 50 years, not missing a single day of work. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon employee dodges sick days for 50 years

Parts advisor has never missed a day since starting with Dodge dealership

Rob Kersley has worked at Vernon Dodge Jeep for 50 years, not missing a single day of work. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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

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."
WorkBC offers a wide-range of services to area employers and those looking for work at its Vernon office. (WorkBC photo)

New column offers working-class advice in North Okanagan

WorkBC puts employer/employee Q&As in print

WorkBC offers a wide-range of services to area employers and those looking for work at its Vernon office. (WorkBC photo)
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)
(Submitted photo)

WorkBC helps Vernon amputee on long road to self-employment

Sylvan Baril looking for indoor space to put his woodworking talents to use

(Submitted photo)
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
Popularity of aquatic programs is way up in Penticton but there isn’t any lifeguards to manage it. (File photo)

Lifeguard shortages continue in Penticton while popularity of swimming sees ‘massive’ growth

Part of the shortage is because lifeguard training couldn’t take place during the pandemic

Popularity of aquatic programs is way up in Penticton but there isn’t any lifeguards to manage it. (File photo)
The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill has recently purchased a home with a pair of legal suites to help with employee recruitment. (Google Maps)

Vernon business buys home to help employee recruitment

The Roster Sports Club buys home with two legal suites that can accommodate four employees

The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill has recently purchased a home with a pair of legal suites to help with employee recruitment. (Google Maps)
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Low unemployment rate means new challenges for employers

Canada’s population is aging and people are leaving or preparing to leave the job market

  • Aug 4, 2022
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file 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 City of Vernon is one of 26 employers named to the 2022 Human Resources Director Best Place To Work list. (Contributed)

City of Vernon among best employers in Canada

City one of 26 employers named to 2022 Human Resource Director Best Place To Work list

The City of Vernon is one of 26 employers named to the 2022 Human Resources Director Best Place To Work list. (Contributed)
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 help wanted sign in the window of a Revelstoke business during the summer of 2021. Canada’s unemployment rate has now reached a record low. (Tim van der Krogt-Revelstoke Review)

COLUMN: A good time for job seekers, but not for employers

Right now some businesses are facing challenges as they try to hire a full staff

A help wanted sign in the window of a Revelstoke business during the summer of 2021. Canada’s unemployment rate has now reached a record low. (Tim van der Krogt-Revelstoke Review)