Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Canada as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Canada: Bell Technical Solutions workers ratify contract, securing wage and benefits improvements

Ratification has been achieved of an agreement between Bell Technical Solutions (BTS) and Members of the Unifor union across Ontario …

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Canada: Appellate Court finds non-competition clause in employment agreement to be unenforceable

An “over broad and ambiguous” non-competition clause has been declared unenforceable by the Ontario Court of Appeal …

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Canada: New accessibility regulations in Manitoba

There is a gradual rolling out of work accessibility policy obligations in Canadian Provinces and Territories – with Manitoba the latest to launch its reforms …

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Canada: Bill 96 gains royal assent

Quebec’s Bill 96 to protect the French language has received Royal assent, but it may be some time before its implications are clear …

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Canada: Ontario’s Working for Workers Act, 2022 now in force

Ontario now implements changes to four of its employment-related Acts …

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Canada: BCCA upholds determination that three taxi drivers are employees

The British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) has rejected a single-factor employee status test …

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Canada: Docks deal concluded after 4 years of negotiations

The Mitsui-owned United Grain Corporation (UGC) has reached agreement with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union concerning its Vancouver grain terminal …

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Canada: British Columbia Court decides surreptitious recording of colleagues justifies termination of employment for cause

CANADA: Is the surreptitious recording of one’s fellow employees a basis for dismissal? A company that terminated an employee ‘without cause’ was accused of wrongful dismissal …

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Canada: Marine transportation workers ratify new deal

A pay deal has been concluded between Offshore Recruitment Services Inc …

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Canada: Saskatchewan to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024

The government of Saskatchewan will raise its minimum wage to $15 (US$11 …

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Canada: US permanent residents no longer need eTAs when flying To Canada

US permanent residents no longer need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board flights to Canada …

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Canada: Canadian deregulation opening way to local labour markets for skilled foreign workers.

Suitably qualified foreign workers with Quebec selection certificates may now start work before being cleared for permanent residence …

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Canada: CSJ 2022 youth hiring period

The hiring period for “Canada Summer Jobs” (CSJ) 2022 is underway and will run until 24th July 2022 …

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Canada: Neurodiversity in the workplace

A novel recruitment policy has been established by the National Bank of Canada …

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Canada: Temporary foreign worker improvements forthcoming

The government is introducing a package of temporary foreign worker policy reforms …

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