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International student applications are booming

International student applications are booming

But even though B.C. remains a top destination, some international students are wary of subsidizing Canadian higher education
Companies' diversity commitments at risk amid possible recession: study

Companies' diversity commitments at risk amid possible recession: study

TORONTO — A new report says that pledges made by companies to support diversity are at risk as the corporate sector prepares for a possible recession.
UFCW Canada provided services to almost 800 Uber workers last year: Uber

UFCW Canada provided services to almost 800 Uber workers last year: Uber

TORONTO — Uber Canada says the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW Canada) union provided services to almost 800 Uber drivers and couriers dealing with disputes with the company last year.
Despite staffing crisis, nurses face roadblocks in upgrading, returning from retirement

Despite staffing crisis, nurses face roadblocks in upgrading, returning from retirement

Nurses are asking for the option to upgrade or refresh their skills on the job, so they don’t have to leave an already strained workforce.
Four-day work week gaining mainstream momentum in corporate Canada: poll

Four-day work week gaining mainstream momentum in corporate Canada: poll

A four-day work week may be gaining mainstream momentum in corporate Canada as workplaces continue to fine tune post-pandemic schedules and working conditions, new research suggests.
Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada reports that visible minorities are generally more likely than their white counterparts to earn a university degree but less likely to find a job that pays as well.
WorkSafeBC fines Conifex for 'repeated high-risk violation' in Mackenzie

WorkSafeBC fines Conifex for 'repeated high-risk violation' in Mackenzie

$83,622.72 levied for a "repeated high-risk violation."
'Zoom fatigue': New study suggests human brains need in-person interaction

'Zoom fatigue': New study suggests human brains need in-person interaction

MONTREAL — Communication between people is less effective when it's done through technology as opposed to in person — and remote video chatting may even require a greater level of concentration, a new study by Montreal researchers suggests.

Tentative contract reached for thousands of health support workers in B.C.

VICTORIA — Thousands of health-care support workers in British Columbia have a tentative contract agreement after a year of talks.
CRA files labour complaint against union amid bargaining impasse ahead of tax season

CRA files labour complaint against union amid bargaining impasse ahead of tax season

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the union representing taxation employees, claiming it is not bargaining in good faith.
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