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While vaccine coverage varies across provincial drug plans, several million Canadians who are members of private drug plans don’t have coverage at all, according to Chris Bonnett (pictured left), founder and principal consultant of H3 Consulting, during a panel session supported by GSK, Merck & Co. Inc. and Pfizer Canada Inc. at Benefits Canada’s 2022 […]

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KPMG in Canada is among the latest companies requiring coronavirus vaccinations all employees. As of Oct. 1, the company is mandating vaccinations for all partners, employees, contractors and guests requiring access to an office, as well as for partners and team members going to a client site or an offsite location on KPMG business. Accommodations will […]

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More than half (53 per cent) of Canadian job seekers are looking for better pay and benefits, according to a new survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult. While 35 per cent of respondents said they’re switching roles because of the coronavirus pandemic, 87 per cent said they’re either somewhat concerned, concerned or very concerned […]

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  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
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Discussion around implementing a national universal pharmacare strategy is growing louder ahead of next month’s federal election. In its 2019 budget, the federal government said it would work with partners to move forward on a national pharmacare program, including the creation of a new national drug agency and formulary, as well as a national strategy for […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s considering making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for some federally regulated workplaces in a bid to boost Canada’s vaccination levels. He’s asked the country’s top bureaucrat to look at whether any federal workers should be required to get vaccinated. Almost 82 per cent of eligible Canadians at least 12 years old have […]

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Starbucks Corp. is offering all of its Canadian retail employees three temporary paid sick days from April 19 to Sept. 25. The move comes after Ontario announced a similar three-day sick leave policy that would reimburse employers up to $200 a day for what they pay out. Read: Ontario giving employees three paid sick days, […]

Alberta recently joined a growing list of provinces and territories that are amending legislation to introduce paid time off for workers who wish to get the coronavirus vaccine. The legislation, which took effect on April 21, ensures all employees in Alberta are now eligible for up to three hours of paid time off to get […]

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Alberta will begin offering coronavirus vaccines to thousands of meat-packing employees across the province starting this week, but a union leader says some workers are reluctant to receive a shot from the government or an employer they don’t trust. The provincial government says starting Tuesday, vaccines will be offered to more than 15,000 workers at 136 […]

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In a bid to ensure individuals from hot-spot communities get access to the coronavirus vaccine, the Ontario government is working with public health units, business groups and large employers to explore setting up employer-operated, onsite vaccination clinics, noted a press release. “Partnering with communities to deliver the vaccine is critical to reducing the impact of […]

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  • April 16, 2021 April 16, 2021
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Staples Canada Inc. is the latest Canadian employer to provide employees with paid leave to receive a coronavirus vaccination. The company will provide up to three hours of paid leave as well as access to educational resources and information sessions with a medical professional about vaccines, according to a press release. Read: Canada Goose offering […]

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  • April 7, 2021 April 7, 2021
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