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Posts by Thelma O'Connor

Canada’s scent-free spaces

“Canadian Human Rights legislation requires that people with diagnosed environmental sensitivities must be accommodated in their workplaces. Consequently, scent-free workplace policies have been implemented to minimise allergic reactions to scented products.” Your perfume or aftershave may smell great to you, but others may not be so keen – with legal implications, as Thelma explains.

How to capitalise on Alberta’s worker shortage

“A good metaphor for the Canadian job market would be to describe it as an iceberg. The visible job market represents the tip, which is above the water. However, most of the jobs – like most of the iceberg – are hidden from view.” Thelma suggests ways of tapping into all of those vacancies that never get advertised.

Transport Canada's winter tyre symbol - a pictograph of a snowflake superimposed on a mountain

Winter in Canada

“As I write today, the temperature is a frigid -31° and snowy, so I feel particularly well qualified to share my thoughts with you about Canada’s winter experience…” Thelma’s advice about how to make the most of the Canadian Winter.

Playing the waiting game wisely!

“You’ve applied for your Permanent Resident (PR) visa and know it could take up to two years to receive it. You’ve been waiting what seems like an eternity and you don’t feel like waiting any longer. So you’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and leave early to start your new life in Canada.” Thelma advises you to think again, and suggests ways to use the wait profitably.