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B.C. employers, business owners navigate the new hybrid work norm

B.C. employers, business owners navigate the new hybrid work norm

Three to four days per week is most acceptable for employers and employees, according to experts
Companies challenged by labour shortage seek to recruit, retain Indigenous workers

Companies challenged by labour shortage seek to recruit, retain Indigenous workers

Increased interest in Indigenous-focused workforce training comes at a time when corporate Canada is more invested in issues of diversity and inclusion
Some Canadian employers offer egg freezing as part of expanded fertility benefits

Some Canadian employers offer egg freezing as part of expanded fertility benefits

Tonya Johnson, 39, is single, happy and freezing her eggs to buy a little more time before she starts a family. The procedure is costly — as much as $15,000 for one egg freezing cycle with medication — putting it out of reach for many.
What’s next? Experts say it’s best to have a plan before you quit your job

What’s next? Experts say it’s best to have a plan before you quit your job

Thinking about quitting your job? You’re not alone. Half of Canadian workers plan to look for a new job within the first six months of 2023, according to a poll by business consulting firm Robert Half.
Artemis Gold passes final regulatory hurdle to begin works at Blackwater mine

Artemis Gold passes final regulatory hurdle to begin works at Blackwater mine

Artemis Gold (TSXV: ARTG) has announced the approval of its BC Mines Act Permit for the Blackwater project in central British Columbia, which is the final step required to allow the company to begin major construction activities at the mine site with
Child-care top-ups, paid parental leave part of push for gender equity at B.C. companies

Child-care top-ups, paid parental leave part of push for gender equity at B.C. companies

From real estate to law firms, businesses say they hope to attract and retain more women through programs that accommodate mothers
A timeline of Quest University’s financial troubles

A timeline of Quest University’s financial troubles

An in-depth account of the events leading up to the school’s decision to indefinitely halt its academic programming
Credit unions beating big banks when it comes to women in executive roles: report

Credit unions beating big banks when it comes to women in executive roles: report

Smaller financial institutions tend to be closer to gender parity in their executive ranks than the major Canadian banks, a new analysis by credit rating agency DBRS Morningstar has found.
New immigration operation centre in Philippines part of Canada’s bid to attract more skilled workers

New immigration operation centre in Philippines part of Canada’s bid to attract more skilled workers

Canada has opened a new immigration operation centre in the Philippines to get ahead in the global race for health care labour even as the Southeast Asian country struggles with an exodus of its workers.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Bank of Canada rate announcement The Bank of Canada will make its next interest rate announcement on Wednesday.