HR Microscope – June 2022

June 2022

GOWLING WLG: Navigating change in Canada’s new age of employment 

Canada’s employment law landscape has entered a new era – one shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing advances in technology and a rethinking of the traditional employee-employer relationship.

From maintaining a remote workforce to translating new employee protections into company policy, Canadian employers must quickly contend with a slate of new responsibilities – and with them a number of complex legal questions.

This resource hub is tailored to help employers navigate this transition effectively, providing them with the insights and tools they need to make informed policy decisions for their organizations and lead the next generation of workers with confidence.

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BioCanRx: Making an impact in experiential learning through Carleton University Co-operative Education   

Carleton University’s Co-operative Education program has helped place students with employers in science since the co-op program was established 34 years ago. Gaining experience through work-integrated learning has proven to prepare students with the necessary skills to help launch them into their careers post-graduation.

By employing Carleton students from some of the more than 150 co-op programs available, BioCanRx has been leading the way in offering impactful and memorable co-op experiences. In fact, Dr. Megan Mahoney (Director, Scientific Affairs and Training Programs) from BioCanRx, was recently named Carleton University’s Co-op Employer of the Year!

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Toronto Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Arts is introducing co-op opportunities for students in four programs  

Preparing for professional success is a top priority for most university students. That’s why the Faculty of Arts and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Career Co-op & Student Success Centre have partnered to expand co-operative education to students enrolled in English, politics and governance, history and sociology.

“Co-ops help students enrich their classroom education with practical work experience,” said Toronto Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Arts Dean Pamela Sugiman. “We’re thrilled that Arts students now have another avenue to expand their professional horizons, build their networks and gain valuable skills that will position them for success in their careers.”

Students in co-op will gain experience in industries such as government, financial services, heritage and culture, not-for-profit and private corporations. These sectors include organizations such as IBM, banks like TD, RBC and CIBC, Apotex, Ministry of Education and Ontario Power Generation among many others.

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In case you missed it…

BioTalent Canada launches training courses to address key skills gaps in Canada’s bio-economy

BioTalent Canada launched three additional national bio-economy online courses today as part of its “Skills for Success” training. The inclusion of these courses into the existing Essential Skills Fundamentals training further supports the development of foundational skills critical to onboarding fresh talent and the growth of Canada’s current and future bio-economy labour markets.

These courses are designed to develop foundational skills Canadian employers look for in candidates. Included are skills the Government of Canada has identified as essential for workplace success: communication, collaboration and problem-solving. The “Skills for Success” courses were funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program.

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BioTalent Canada Fundamental Courses for Employers and Learners  

Get the BioReady™ Edge today with Essential and Technical Skills Fundamentals courses specifically designed for the Canadian bio-economy.

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