Niagara College now accepting applications for PSW program

Niagara College

WELLAND – Niagara College has started accepting applications to Ontario’s new accelerated training program for Personal Support Workers. The program, which is tuition-free for the first 6,000 students, is part of the Ontario government’s $115 million investment to train up to 8,200 …

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Pandemic job concerns could pose problem in long-term, Bank of Canada says

job loss

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada says consumers’ concerns about finding work during the pandemic could signal longer-term problems for the country’s labour market. The central bank’s quarterly survey on consumer expectations showed that respondents believed they were less likely …

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Grimsby restaurateur forms Niagara hospitality alliance and calls for resignation of Hirji over new COVID restaurant rules

Mark Wood, owner The Forty Pub

The owner of Grimsby’s The Forty Public House and a Niagara restaurant alliance he has formed is calling for the repeal of an order targeting Niagara hospitality businesses. Mark Wood is also demanding the resignation of and an apology from …

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COVID-19 triggered massive decline of women in Ontario workforce, report says

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The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has published a recovery recommendation plan called the She-Covery Project in an effort to stop the massive decline of women in the labour force. It says the number of female workers in Ontario is …

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