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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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Professional Co-Development in Health – It’s a Winner!

Have you ever heard about professional co-development? This process, developed in Quebec at the end of the 1990’s, sets theory aside and builds on the knowledge acquired in the field for developing professional skills. Here’s how it’s done. A group of four to eight people meets every five or six weeks over at least one […]


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How to Assert Your Personality With a Recruiter

To stand out, skills are not enough – you have to know how to arouse the recruiter’s interest by highlighting your personality. How do you achieve this in a résumé, on social media? Tips. Targeting the required personal qualities Showcasing your personality is a good way of enhancing your candidacy and eliciting a call from […]


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Nursing Staff: State of Play

The Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) has just published its portrait of Quebec’s nursing staff. State of play of the profession and labour requirements. Increase in the number of nurses For 2017-2018, the OIIQ reports an increase of 0.6% in nursing staff, a trend that has continued “for almost 20 years”, according […]


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3 Years: The Ideal Duration of a Job (According to Employers)

Staying in a job for 3 years would be the ideal duration for employers, according to Indeed. For employees… six months! Results of a survey on perceptions of professional leapfrogging. In 2018, professionals are changing career often and accumulating more jobs than the baby boomers did. Adaptability, curiosity, variety and volatility: these are the values […]


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Nurses – How to Keep Morale Up

Although the physical and psychological challenges of nursing staff concern both political, hospital and union leaders, within the team nurses’ equilibrium depends on individual determining factors. What are they? Recognition Expressions of gratitude by patients and families is by far one of the leading sources of motivation for nurses. “The thanks from patients and their […]


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