Canadian HR Reporter

July 2019 CAN

Canadian HR Reporter is the national journal of human resource management. It features the latest workplace news, HR best practices, employment law commentary and tools and tips for employers to get the most out of their workforce.

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JUNE 2019 4 HR BY THE NUMBERS Compiled by Marcel Vander Wier 27,700 Increase in number of Canadians working in May — driven by a surge in self-employed people. 5.4% Unemployment rate in May — the lowest since comparable data became available in 1976. 453,000 Rise in Canadian workers since May 2018. 1% Increase in number of hours worked since May 2018. 21,000 Increase in employment in Ontario during the month of May, with notable increases among the core-aged population and women. 10% Youth unemployment rate in May. On a year- over-year basis, youth employment rose by 64,000 (2.6 per cent). 19,000 Decrease in business, building and other support services jobs in May due to declines in Quebec and Alberta. 12.4% Unemployment rate in Newfoundland and Labrador in May, following 2,700 job losses (mostly part-time). 62,000 Increase in self-employed workers in May. Source: Statistics Canada 79 % 52 % 13 % ? They earn WHAT 28. 13 $ ? e costs of post-secondary education are taking a toll on students and their parents, according to a survey of 1,557 Canadians. Delayed 82% of parents with children under 18 intend to assist their children with college or university costs. 48% expect that providing this fi nancial support will cause them to postpone their retirement. 31% believe their child will graduate with more than $10,000 in student debt. Source: FP Canada On average, workers will take 11 days off this summer. 9% plan to take more than 21 days off during the summer months. 84% of Manitoba workers save their vacation time for the summer — the most in any jurisdiction. Source: Accountemps Vacation season More than half of Canadians (56 per cent) save their vacation time to use in June, July and August, according to a survey of 400 offi ce workers. 50% have disability coverage through workplace benefi ts or personal insurance. 33% were forced to return to work earlier than preferred due to pressure from their employer. 2 out of 3 felt there would be serious fi nancial implications if their disability impeded their ability to work for three months. Source: RBC Insurance Disability CLAIMS RISE Nearly seven in 10 Canadians (68%) have taken time off work due to a disability, according to a survey of 1,501 workers. Source: Canadian Labour Reporter/ Starting hourly wage for a program and tech librarian at the Edson and District Public Library Board in Alberta. Based on a 40-hour schedule, weekly earnings would total $1,125.20 for an annual salary of $58,510.40. New staff ers must complete a four-month probationary period. Girls earn $3 less per hour than boys when it comes to full- time summer jobs, according to a survey of 1,203 Canadian youths. Summer wage gap Source: Girl Guides of Canada of girls say they could not negotiate compensation last summer. of girls say they gained skills that would help in a future career. reported some form of sexual harassment or assault on the job. RETIREMENT

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