Articles by Pascaline David


The symptoms of the “Great Resignation” are persisting

The rising cost of living is taking its toll on employees in Canada, who are experiencing financial difficulties as well as struggling to manage heavy workloads. This seems to make the phenomenon of “the great resignation” persist, according to PwC Canada’s annual survey. Almost one in four Canadian employees is likely to change their employer in […]


A second job to counter the effects of inflation?

According to a survey by BDO, a debt solutions company, inflation is causing half of Canadians to cut back on their spending. Other strategies for regaining purchasing power include diversifying sources of income. However, finding a second job or supplementary activity to make ends meet is not without its drawbacks. The survey, conducted by Léger among […]

Rights and labour standards

Freelance work: late payments and financial insecurity

Late payments on online platforms and mobile apps are causing great frustration among freelance workers, according to a recent study by Payments Canada. This survey shows that more than half of respondents express dissatisfaction with the problems associated with their remuneration.   The freelance economy is now a mainstay of employment for more than one […]


A review of hirings and dismissals – June 2023

Companies have recently made layoffs while others have announced the hiring of new employees. Balance sheet. Hiring The Entosystem company, which produces insect-based proteins, opened a new factory in Drummondville at the end of May. It is actively recruiting to fill the 70 jobs that have just been created. Federal government investments are expected to […]

Rights and labour standards

The gender wage gap is stagnating in Canada

Although the gender wage gap narrowed in Canada between 1998 and 2021, men continue to receive higher hourly wages than women. For every dollar earned by men, women earn $0.89.   According to the latest data compiled by Statistics Canada, female employees earned 11.1% less per hour than men in 2021. The gap hardly changed […]

Career management

Changing jobs often: it pays off!

In a full-blown labour shortage, companies don’t hesitate to offer salaries that defy the competition to attract new employees. Changing jobs frequently is therefore an effective strategy to increase your personal income. Before you take the plunge, here are some tips. Job hopping, i.e., the frequent and deliberate changing of jobs, has had some success, […]


2023: the year of task automation?

In Canada, more than one million positions are currently vacant. Companies must therefore find solutions to hire and retain the people who work for them. Task automation is part of the solution. Despite persistent myths, partly linked to images in science fiction movies of robots wreaking havoc, machines could indeed help us. According to a […]


Spotlight on the “Great Resignation”

In the last two years, a phenomenon has shaken up the world of work in the United States: The Great Resignation. This trend, which is much smaller in Quebec, is reflected by waves of departures and career changes.     Coined by Anthony Klotz, a professor at University College London School of Management, the term “Great […]

Company life

How do you survive a toxic boss?

Your manager is always ready to criticize whatever you say and do. Your motivation is in free fall, and your performance suffers the consequences. How do you survive a toxic boss? In business, an inflexible person in a position of authority can cause a lot of psychological and social damage around them. They may not […]


Five questions before accepting a job offer

The job interview is often a stressful experience. Focused on the image that they wish to convey, applicants sometimes don’t clarify certain essential points. So, before accepting an offer, here are five questions that should not be ignored.  Is the company flexible? The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that many tasks can be done remotely. According […]


A review of hirings and dismissals – January 2022 – Employment still on the rise

The employment rate is on the rise again in Canada, according to data from Statistics Canada’s most recent Labor Force Survey, released earlier this year. The employment rate increased by 0.3% in December 2021, mainly in the goods sector. More than 123,000 full-time jobs were created, while part-time employment fell by 68,000. According to the […] network