Ontario launches online portal to support agri-food sector

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on April 4, 2020, a new web portal aimed at connecting workers with employers looking to fill positions in the agri-food sector, which continues to face unprecedented impacts due to COVID-19. This new tool, Ontario.ca/AgFoodJobs, will help match workers with essential jobs and training resources throughout […]

B.C.’s Joseph Richard Group seeks 200 new employees

Press Release With five restaurants opened over the past two years and the province’s restaurant industry struggling to find and retain workers, B.C.’s fastest growing restaurant group, Joseph Richard Group (JRG), will hold hiring fairs at each of its 16 restaurants across the Lower Mainland (See below) on Monday, with the goal of hiring 200 […]

Proceed without good employment counsel at your peril

By Jennifer Mathers McHenry Setting up and running a restaurant is risky, expensive and a heck of a lot of work. I can understand why restaurateurs, both new and experienced, want to avoid unnecessary costs. I can also understand why having an employment lawyer involved in your business when everything is running smoothly can seem […]