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Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs or laws in Canada

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Using paid sick time for a dental procedure [on hold]

I am considering the possibility of getting a dental bone graft because I have bone loss in a tooth and this would prevent me from getting an implant. This procedure is technically not required for me,...
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Is it wrong to refuse to work a shift I don't feel comfortable working those hours?

I work at a hotel and there is someone at the front desk 24/7. I once volunteered to work overnights because I love to cook but a few incidents happened and I no longer feel comfortable working those ...
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Would changing my job title on my resume make me fail my background check for a bank?

I would like to change my job title on my resume from something like "Business Analyst" to "Product Manager" (sorry cannot give exact details). All other details are correct - Name of organisation, ...
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Employer is Deleting incriminating emails

My work superior has deleted emails that contain evidence about her wrongdoings from my work email account. Also, emails that support my good work have been deleted. Is there anything I can do about ...
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Employer spoke about my previous medical leave, have they breached my confidentiality? [closed]

I got hurt at work and have been on the Workpace Safety & Insurance Board (WISB) as a work injury. When I spoke with WSIB, the representative said that my employer mentioned to them a week medical ...
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Desk setup causing back issues. What are my options? How to avoid this issue in the future?

At my work, our desks are rather high and not adjustable. I bought a chair I use at home, but the height of the desk seems to be causing back issues which have gotten much worse since the start of my ...
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Can my boss ask people if I'm truly sick? [closed]

I work in a store that's attached to another store that my boyfriend works at. He recently got sick for a week then I got sick shortly after. When he returned to work my manager went to talk to his ...
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How to handle a boss who constantly stares with an angry face in meetings?

Background: I am a software developer with little over of a decade experience in my job, based on India, but now I am working in Toronto through my Indian employer for 3+ years. ( I am a full time ...
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Is it recommended that I also apply to jobs I may not be much interested in? [closed]

I'm pretty bad at interviews and was wondering what was the "best" first job. I would prefer to stay within Canada. And through internships and side projects am quite comfortable with front-end, back-...
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As a contractor, what information do you need from the company to complete tax? [closed]

I'm not very skilled at doing tax. I had worked as a contractor for a few different companies, and most have told me "as a contractor I'm responsible for doing my own tax". This isn't very clear to me ...
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I mistakenly took someone else's lunch; how should I proceed?

I've been working at my present job for 5 years now, and I maintain very good relationship with my colleagues. Last week I accidentally took someone else's catered lunch, thinking it was left-overs. ...
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Refusing a business trip of an indefinite length for personal reasons

My company partnered together on a project with another company, located in another country. In the near future, there may be need to have co-location to expedite debugging of issues that may or may ...
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Backing out of a job contract while waiting for a contract with another company [duplicate]

(The positions discussed are all contractor positions) - Canada I already signed a contract for a PT offer with Company A about a week ago. It states that the agreement can be terminated with 6 ...
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Should I clock in if computer started updating?

I got in early at work today, with approval from my manager, to get a head start on some tasks. I noticed my computer is acting out and decided to restart it. Instead of just restarting it installed ...
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598 views

Should hourly employees be compensated for work events?

My friend works for a company that employs some hourly and some salary employees. They are going to be having a semi-optional (people are strongly encouraged to go) team-building work event in which ...
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How should I list a Job title that infers professional credentials I do not have

In Ontario, and all other Canadian provinces, the title "Engineer" is protected by law and any non-licensed individual or company using the title is committing a legal offense, and can get fined. ...
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Are companies allowed to make employee paid benefits mandatory? [closed]

I just finished my probation period and received an email from HR outlining my benefits package. Some of my benefits (including dental and health) show up as 'employee paid benefits' meaning an amount ...
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How to approach my boss about a skin condition that is interfering with my ability to work?

I have a skin condition named Psoriasis. It's usually pretty tame, but some days the itch is constant and very distracting from work. I can barely concentrate and get much done in the day because I'm ...
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Do I have to pay taxes while being an employee as a full-time?

I am new to canada employment laws, Contractor and Employee. Basically I have been offered a role in Canada recently as a full-time employee, I have been offered $40 CAD hourly rate, My question is ...
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HR/Hiring manager made a mistake and misrepresented my compensation info, and do not want to fix it

I am in a bit complicated situation. I was hired back in 2016 May by the current employer. During the hiring process, I was told that I would have up to 28 vacation days proportionately increase based ...
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Should I mention Canadian PR status in my CV?

I hold a Canadian PR (permanent resident) but I'm currently working outside of Canada. Do I need to mention my PR status in the CV, as I'm not sure recruiters read cover letters. I've applied for a ...
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Handling a possible distant layoff while accruing pension

I'm currently working in Ontario as a software developer for a regional government-funded organization which has a contract with a health-care vendor. Long-story short, it's this contract with the ...
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Can a part-time job legally require me to work more than one shift in Ontario, Canada?

I work two jobs in Ontario, Canada: a full time job during the weekdays (45 hours minus 2.5 hours for breaks) and a part time job on Saturdays. My part-time employer is demanding that I work one ...
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Relocation expenses - Contract job [closed]

In Canada, I have been offered a new contract job, located in different province. Quebec to Ontario To start my new job, I need to relocate from current province. As the new job offer is contract ...
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Is it my problem if my boss doesn't like my gaze?

My boss is uncomfortable with my stare. We had a meeting about it and he said during the meeting, "the way you're looking at me even now is inappropriate. You look like you're going to murder me or ...
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551 views

Can a contractor quit whenever he wants? [closed]

Where I live there technically is no law requiring a person to give notice when quitting. I've never worked as a contractor before but a company made me an offer with the clause Company has the ...
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What are the risks if you are off work sick for too long?

3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with shingles from stress. Shingles is a condition that can give you a lot of pain and fatigue. Although a typical bout of shingles can last ~4 weeks, it can take a lot ...
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New programmer want to change a lot of things on a solo project [closed]

In a nutshell There is a new developer to a company, bringing new ideas to a project. While said developer solely owns and works on the project, the changes being made have caused distress to other ...
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Sharing the same clothing with others [closed]

I work with 30 colleagues in a grocery store. Our management wants us to start wearing shared company-provided aprons, which wrap around the neck. Many of my coworkers including myself, find this ...
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How can I overcome objections based on opinion and not merit?

I work in IT at a small-medium airline. My Director is my superior. All new technologies, processes, procedures are approved through my Director. I am going to be using this individual as a focus for ...
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How to Approach Resigning With a Current Workplace Injury?

I an in a job etiquette and moral quandary, in Ontario. I have been working on a jobsite. I have been slipping and falling many times a day, and had decided that the job was generally too dangerous ...
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What's the best way to ask if an internship is paid or not when applying?

I am currently a student living in Canada. During my summers, I have the opportunity to apply for summer internships. In my home province, it is illegal to to offer unpaid internships, but after some ...
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Enforced time off and statutory holidays - Ontario

My company is planning a plant shut down from June 29 2018 to July 6 2018. During this period there is a statutory holiday. How does it work if forced time off and statutory holidays fall within the ...
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When can someone be fired for “just cause”? [closed]

Where I live (Canada), an employer is required to give one week notice or one week pay when they decide to fire someone, UNLESS it's with 'just cause' in which case employment and pay end immediately. ...
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As an international student in Canada, how long in advance should I apply for a full-time job before graduating? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science student in Canada. I'm going to graduate in August 2018. I did a 16-month-internship so my graduation time is different than most other students'. I can apply for the work ...
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Giving ranges on my new job description (promotion)

I have been offered a promotion at my current company. My boss has asked me to write a job description for this newly created position within a newly created department. When asking about a base pay ...
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Very bad online reputation is destroying my chances of getting a job

3 years ago there was a criminal investigation that resulted in my name being published in the news papers. Although the case went to court the charges were dropped. My online reputation was basically ...
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How to correctly go on medical leave and claim Employment Insurance due to workplace conditions

For the last year and a half I have been daily stressed at my current workplace, and I don't think I can take it anymore. It's just piled up from the amount of responsibilities I have, my boss's ...
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How to handle use of alcohol in an interview? [closed]

I recently went to a job interview for a senior software developer position with a small start up. The manager and several employees (it was a panel interview) entered into the room with beers, and ...
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Is it acceptable to get fired for asking for personal leave? [closed]

I was recently let go (fired) from my employer, however, it was not due to my performance nor was it my attendance. I needed a week off (unpaid) due to a family emergency and they thanked me for ...
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How to help an under performing colleague

I have a colleague (lets call him Harry) who is constantly either forgetting do work, or only half doing it. I work in an IT shop that is currently still practicing the waterfall method of development....
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Can I “rent” a Canadian Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)? [closed]

I'm working with a startup in Canada, and we're at about the 18 month mark where we get to do our final sales demo. Everything has gone great so far, and we've grown the company from 2 employees to 20,...
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Do employers share do-not-hire/background-check blacklists? [closed]

I applied for a technical job at a small satellite office in Canada for a very large US company. The overall interview process went great, I felt, but I did not get the job, leaving my frustated, ...
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Remote work for US company as Canadian citizen

Lately i was approached by several recruiters for US based companies for positions they have opened locally. Two of them have assured me that there is no issues working as Canadian Citizen for US ...
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Can my boss deny me a day off request because it's for a potential hangover? [closed]

Our Xmas party was just announced and it's going to be on a Thursday, in over 2 months' time (Dec 14th). I asked for the next day off. As far as I am aware, there is sufficient cover and I asked for ...
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Contract complete and client now asking for lots of personal info

I friend of mine connected me with a job to create a computer program, given a set of specifications. My only point of contact was an anonymous email address (e.g. joeblow@example.com ). They never ...
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Highlight my masters experience in my resume, when I won't be finishing the degree?

In Ontario, Canada. I'm feeling like I'm doomed after reading multiple articles online regarding an unfinished masters as a black mark of death. So, like many other students, I have not flourished in ...
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Is it appropriate for your wealthy boss to host a customer at their mansion?

I work for a small startup (< 10 people). We're all "white-collar" folks that live in apartments or "normal" sized homes in a city with a population of about 70K. My co-workers and I have typical ...
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Balancing two jobs

I'm a high-schooler in Ontario and I currently work part-time 1 day/wk at an educational service for kids. They have set my time slot to Monday, though I could ask for it to be moved. I've applied ...
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Declining a job offer after acceptance [duplicate]

A bit of context: due to corporate restructuring I will not have a job in a couple of months. So I have been searching for a job and I already have few promising interviews lined up. But I got an ...