Be aware of the employment news and ready for the legislation change
in Quebec and in Ontario.



Good Friday or Easter Monday:

Employers must choose to offer their employees either April 19 (Good Friday) or April 22 (Easter Monday) as a statutory holiday..

Employment rate up and unemployment rate down in February 2019:

Employment rose by 14,900 in Quebec in February 2019 compared to January 2019. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point and fixed at 5.3%. This is apparent from the analysis of data on employment and the active population released by the Quebec Institute of Statistics, based on the results of Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey.
Both full-time and part-time jobs are growing. Employment is increasing in the private sector, the public sector and the self-employed. The participation rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 64.8%. The employment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 61.4% in February.



General Holiday:

April 19 is Good Friday, a general holiday in Ontario.

National Day of Mourning:

Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to and remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honor the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.
Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.
By working together—with employers, workers, and our health and safety partners—we can prevent worker injuries and deaths

Ontario Passes Legislation to cut red tape and create jobs:

Ontario’s government is putting people first by taking another major step towards cutting red tape and reducing the regulatory burden facing job creators by passing the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act (Bill 66). The act will reduce regulatory burdens in 12 sectors, helping job creators thrive, create, and keep good jobs.


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