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Unemployment rate hits record

Canada’s unemployment hit a record low in May. The economy created 27,000 new full-time jobs after April’s record increase and.

Cory Renner—June 7, 2019

Who decides if medical cannabis is a treatment option for you?

This question doesn’t have a clear answer and requires careful consideration, the guidance of your medical professional and, in many cases, a conversation with your employer.

Dr. Bill Howatt—June 6, 2019

How fatigue can prevent your full potential

How many hours of sleep do you get before a typical day of work? Too many people show up to work fatigued because of a lack of sleep. Beyond feeling tired and sleepy, a person who is....

Dr. Bill Howatt—June 4, 2019

Employment up in most metropolitan areas

Canada’s six largest cities accounted for 65 per cent of the country’s net year-over-year job creation.

Constantinos Bougas—May 13, 2019

Cannabis in the workplace

Both employers and employees are accountable for responsible cannabis use. The most important responsibility for both groups is to maintain safety in the workplace and for the general public.

Bill Howatt and Jason Fleming—May 9, 2019

Cyber and hybrid threats to Canada and its allies

Cyber security threats are now considered a global security concern on par with traditional conventional military threats. Our interconnected world means that cyber threats and…

Brent Dowdall—May 6, 2019

Employee trends disrupting benefits plans

As workplaces become more generationally diverse, the needs of employees have become more complex. More than ever, HR professionals are looking for ways to respond to these varied needs.

CBoC—May 1, 2019

Five trends that will change your benefits

Employee expectations are changing, and nowhere is this more evident than in benefit offerings. Canadian employers are being challenged to appeal to a multi-generational workforce.

CBoC—March 20, 2019

Economic growth falters in February

The Bank of Canada maintained its overnight rate at 1.75 per cent this morning. The Bank also made a significant downgrade to its economic projection and dropped its reference to future rate hikes.

Alicia Macdonald—April 24, 2019

Managing and preventing workplace violence

The wrong time to prepare for a crisis is when you’re in one. Ignoring the risk for workplace violence does little to prevent it.

Dr. Bill Howatt—February 12, 2019

Which province welcomes the most immigrants?

We compare the provinces by total number of new arrivals and as a share of Canada’s population.

Kareem El-Assal—January 7, 2019

Alberta’s crude dilemma

According to the government’s plan, cuts will be imposed on operators for all volumes above a 10,000 barrels per day threshold, with a target of cutting a total of 325,000 barrels per day of production.

Pedro Antunes and Carlos Murillo—January 18, 2019



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How to navigate cannabis in the workplace

It’s been less than a year since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, and it’s too early to know whether managers are seeing more employees coming to work impaired.

Dr. Bill Howatt and Monica Haberl —April 26, 2019