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SPECIAL COVID-19 – REVIEW OF HIRINGS AND DISMISSALS – APRIL 2020

The Quebec economy has been recovering very gradually for a few weeks, but the most recent data released by Statistics Canada indicate that nothing has been gained in terms of employment. A staggering unemployment rate According to figures for the month of April released by Statistics Canada on May 8, 3 million jobs have been […]


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Working From Home 101

During this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, where physical distancing is essential, many professionals are discovering teleworking and attempting to tame this new way of accomplishing their tasks. However, this comes with challenges, especially if it lacks structure… and fun. Here are five tips for getting your work done well at home. Create a routine […]


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Focus on Virtual Healthcare

At a time when technology is becoming ever more present in our lives, a new approach to health is gaining popularity: virtual healthcare. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of providing this kind of care has accelerated and the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) has been offering it since March 16. Let’s look […]


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Special COVID-19 – Review of hirings and dismissals – March 2020

The world of work experienced unprecedented upheavals in March due to measures imposed by the federal and provincial governments to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is an overview of the employment situation in the country. Massive job losses This is now a cliché: the situation is changing rapidly – and the statement also applies […]


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COVID-19 – Employers, Stay Informed!

The measures taken to counter the coronavirus pandemic have major impacts on employers across the country, and the situation is evolving… Here is a list of reliable sources to monitor the situation and find answers to your HR questions. The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) […]


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When going far away to work gives a boost to your career

Security guard, kitchen help, longshoremen, technical workers, crane operators, waiters… There is no shortage of job openings in Prince Rupert. In this village of 12,000 inhabitants located on the shores of the North Pacific, two hours by boat from Alaska, the port is in an economic boom, to the point that businesses are struggling to […]


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Top 20 Good Professional Resolutions for 2020

The new year is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about your good resolutions for 2020. From a personal point of view, losing weight and quitting smoking are classics… But what about your 2020 professional goals? Here are 20 ideas to study. No worries: you don’t have to do everything, but setting two […]


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How Are Doctors Doing?

The health care system is pushing doctors to exhaustion and depression. The working conditions and professional culture are largely responsible for the “high levels” of exhaustion and cases of depression reported by doctors across the country, according to a study published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) in October 2019. These are the alarming results […]


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A First National Strategy on Dementia

The figures are alarming: according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, more than 419,000 people in Canada over the age of 65 have dementia. With the ageing of the population, forecasts even predict 20% more by 2030. Two-thirds of those affected are women. Faced with this disturbing finding, Ottawa has decided to react. On […]


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The Nurse’s Role in Child Development

Since a child’s youngest years are the most determinant, it is important to follow his or her development and living conditions with great attention. For this, nurses are on the front line to detect a problem as well as to support and advise the parents. The first five years of a life are the most […]


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Home Care: Many Challenges to Overcome

Although they are passionate professionals in the home care industry, health and social services assistants (HSSA) have to cope with more and more obstacles to continue humanely practising their profession. Their working conditions are deteriorating in such a way that many of them are dealing with stress, fatigue and even psychological distress, according to a […]


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How AI Will Transform the Pharmaceutical Sector

The search for new biological targets, assessment of the toxicity of molecules for medicines, optimization of clinical trial procedures, the innovative path towards personalized medicine… Here is a small glimpse of the potential for artificial intelligence in the pharmaceutical sector, in full growth right here in Canada. DNA alone contains 100 million base pairs. Elements, […]


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