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Ottawa milennials lead open office trend

Ottawa milennials lead open office trend

Open-concept offices are on the rise in Ottawa. Experts say open floor plans can be noisy and distracting for many employees but for others, these spaces have improved their productivity.

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Distance wears on mobile workers away from family

Distance wears on mobile workers away from family

Thousands of mobile workers in Canada leave their homes for employment. They are faced with a loss of family and social supports, but relatively little is known about them.

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Changes to the Canadian pardon system create employment barriers

Changes to the Canadian pardon system create employment barriers

People with criminal records face barriers when trying to find employment in Canada. The search has become even harder due to changes to the pardon system.

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Canadian updated prostitution laws increase risk, activists say

Canadian updated prostitution laws increase risk, activists say

With the new federal prostitution laws now in effect, Canadian sex worker advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to support people involved in prostitution.

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Older Canadians who work may be healthier

Older Canadians who work may be healthier

Several recent studies indicate that Canadians are working longer and retiring later than in the past. Thirty-two per cent of Canadians anticipate that they will still be working after age 65 instead of retiring, according to a 2014 survey by Sun Life Financial. Statistics Canada reported that more than half of Canadians aged 55 to 59 returned to work within 10 years of retiring in the 2000s. In 2011, almost 20 per cent of employed Canadians were over 55 years old.

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Employment insurance reforms for domestic seasonal work ineffective

Employment insurance reforms for domestic seasonal work ineffective

Reforms to Canadian employment insurance policies have left domestic seasonal workers feeling unnecessarily targeted. Experts discuss the impact of the reforms and whether or not they have hit their target.

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Unpaid overtime: An unspoken understanding

Unpaid overtime: An unspoken understanding

For thousands of Canadians, working extra hours without compensation has become a routine. In fact for many, it’s a choice.

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