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Too many workers in Canada don't have permanent, full-time employment that provides a decent living.
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Does LIP Really Respect Immigrants & What Actually is Needed to be Done for Immigrants?

 

 

 

Does LIP Really Respect Immigrants & What is Actually Needed to be

Done for Immigrants?

 

 

The following is a very critical article about the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), which explains how this organization misuses most of the money that it obtained from the federal government to support immigrants, by diverting it to help educate employers and service providers that discriminate or likely to discriminate immigrants.

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Demographic shift shows changes in Canada's job market

In the age of globalization, with a shrinking manufacturing industry, teachers, nurses and civil servants are the new faces of labour.

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Who's unionized? Demographic shift shows changes in the job market

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The makeup of Canada's unionized workforce has changed, according to Statistics Canada

For most of the 20th Century, the blue-collar male worker was the face of the labour movement. Machinists, miners, auto-workers, steelworkers, construction workers; your average union member was a man working in a manufacturing or trade industry.

But in the last 25 years, that's changed.

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June 8, 2015 |
In the face of continued weakness in Canada's employment outlook, a unique roundtable of labour, business, student and community leaders says Canada must use its rich resources to create good jobs.

Precarious labour debated in Parliament

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Andrew Cash wonders why there aren't any labour ballads about cashiers. Considering the changing nature of work in this country, the Davenport MP and former musician thinks we need some new tunes to match the times.

On Thursday, Members of the House of Commons had their first opportunity to debate the issue of precarious and freelance labour in Parliament. 

Bill C-542, the Urban Workers Strategy Act, was put forward as a private member's bill by Cash in 2013, and has now been submitted for its second reading in the House.

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Ontario precarious workers 'Still Living on the Edge,' report

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"Still Living on the Edge," a new report released today, finds that Ontario's employment laws are failing low-wage and precarious workers.

Forty per cent of Ontarians work 'non-standard jobs,' meaning part-time, temporary, or independent contract work, and 33 per cent work low-wage jobs. But, as the report shows, Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has not adapted to protect the growing number of precarious workers in the province.

First written in the post-WWII prosperity era, Ontario's Employment Standard Act (ESA) assumes economic stability and a labour market dominated by full-time permanent jobs with employment benefits and steady wage increases. But those are not the times we live in.

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