Canada Post partners with Shopify to offer Canadian retailers a seamless online shipping solution

Canada Post partners with Shopify to offer Canadian retailers a seamless online shipping solution

Canada Post, the country’s No. 1 parcel company, today announced a strategic partnership with Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. With this new partnership, Shopify merchants are able to purchase shipping labels at up to 40% off the usual Canada Post rates when buying labels through Shopify. Canada […]

Are you taking too long to hire?

Are you taking too long to hire?

Timing is everything, the saying goes, and for firms trying to hire it could make the difference between securing the candidate and losing out. For more than six in ten Canadian workers (64 per cent) in a Robert Half survey, the most frustrating part of the job search is the long wait after an interview […]

Canadian businesses still value face-to-face

Canadian businesses still value face-to-face

Canadian travellers believe business travel is important for company financial performance and are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences, according to the GBTA Global Business Traveller Sentiment Index™, in partnership with American Express. The research, which includes a survey of 420 Canadian business travellers, examines satisfaction with, and the resources available for, various aspects […]

London startup seeks to change software industry

London startup seeks to change software industry

A tech startup based in London, Ontario, wants to permanently change the way the software industry works, much in the way Uber upended the taxi business. “Companies in our industry have operated for too long like law firms, shrouded in mystery and complicated contracts”, says Tom Germain, CEO of Coder Scoop Inc., “We want to make […]

Air Canada fastest growing brand among Canada’s largest corporations

Air Canada fastest growing brand among Canada’s largest corporations

Air Canada’s brand value has soared 88 per cent to $1.8 billion over last year placing it among the Top 50 most valuable Canadian brands, according to this year’s report on Canadian brands published by Brand Finance. Air Canada was cited as the fastest growing Canadian brand among Canada’s largest corporations, and the only Canadian […]

Ontario seeking input to protect workers and support businesses

Ontario seeking input to protect workers and support businesses

Ontario has launched the next phase of consultations on employment and labour laws meant to protect workers while supporting businesses in the changing economy. The consultations will seek feedback on the Changing Workplace Review Interim Report, released yesterday. The interim report, written by special advisors C. Michael Mitchell and John C. Murray, outlines the review’s […]

Climate change: Why financial institutions must act

Climate change: Why financial institutions must act

Global warming adds significant new risks for the world’s banks, insurers and pension funds, warns a study published today by the Global Risk Institute. “Given the financial service industry’s heavily integrated role in society, it is particularly susceptible to the risks associated with climate change,” the study notes. “It must therefore ensure that proper climate […]

Mail will be delivered on Monday, lockout cancelled

Mail will be delivered on Monday, lockout cancelled

Earlier today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk, encouraged both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to continue their discussions beyond the lockout notice. Canada Post responded by withdrawing its 72-hour notice. As a result, there will not be a lockout at 12:01 a.m., allowing both sides to […]

Canadian economic activity erratic through 2016: RBC Economics

Canadian economic activity erratic through 2016: RBC Economics

As the Canadian economy contends with softer than expected exports, weak business investment and effects of the Alberta wildfires, real GDP growth in 2016 is forecast to be 1.4 per cent, according to the latest RBC Economics Outlook report. A decline of 1.0 per cent (annualized) in the second quarter will pose a setback, although […]