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Special COVID-19 – Review of hirings and dismissals – March 2020

The world of work experienced unprecedented upheavals in March due to measures imposed by the federal and provincial governments to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is an overview of the employment situation in the country. Massive job losses This is now a cliché: the situation is changing rapidly – and the statement also applies […]


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When going far away to work gives a boost to your career

Security guard, kitchen help, longshoremen, technical workers, crane operators, waiters… There is no shortage of job openings in Prince Rupert. In this village of 12,000 inhabitants located on the shores of the North Pacific, two hours by boat from Alaska, the port is in an economic boom, to the point that businesses are struggling to […]


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Three trends in pharmaceuticals for the next decade

In 2020 and beyond, online prescriptions and digital health records will continue to take hold, genomics and artificial intelligence will transform patient care and pharmacies will be increasingly eco-responsible. Quick peek.   Ever more digital Years ago, in 2008, a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted that the use of online prescriptions would become common by 2020. […]


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Top 20 Good Professional Resolutions for 2020

The new year is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about your good resolutions for 2020. From a personal point of view, losing weight and quitting smoking are classics… But what about your 2020 professional goals? Here are 20 ideas to study. No worries: you don’t have to do everything, but setting two […]


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How AI Will Transform the Pharmaceutical Sector

The search for new biological targets, assessment of the toxicity of molecules for medicines, optimization of clinical trial procedures, the innovative path towards personalized medicine… Here is a small glimpse of the potential for artificial intelligence in the pharmaceutical sector, in full growth right here in Canada. DNA alone contains 100 million base pairs. Elements, […]


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How to Assert Your Personality With a Recruiter

To stand out, skills are not enough – you have to know how to arouse the recruiter’s interest by highlighting your personality. How do you achieve this in a résumé, on social media? Tips. Targeting the required personal qualities Showcasing your personality is a good way of enhancing your candidacy and eliciting a call from […]


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3 Years: The Ideal Duration of a Job (According to Employers)

Staying in a job for 3 years would be the ideal duration for employers, according to Indeed. For employees… six months! Results of a survey on perceptions of professional leapfrogging. In 2018, professionals are changing career often and accumulating more jobs than the baby boomers did. Adaptability, curiosity, variety and volatility: these are the values […]


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There Is a Shortage of Pharmacists in Health Facilities

The Association des pharmaciens des établissements de santé du Québec (APES) has sounded an alarm: it will be short about 400 pharmacists in Quebec health facilities! Why? But above all, where are they to be found? A chronic problem According to Linda Vaillant, director general of APES, out of 10,000 pharmacists in Quebec only 1,600 […]


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Chemists Are Needed Everywhere!

As evidenced by the recent scandal surrounding the absence of a chemist who is a member of the Ordre des chimistes du Québec (OCQ) at the Jacynthe René beauty care company, the issue of the importance of hiring chemists arises, outside the environment they are generally associated with, such as research or teaching. Of course, […]


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Brown-Out: When You Lose Motivation at Work

It’s a new form of work-related depression that may well become more common in the coming years. Brown-out, which literally refers to a “drop in power”, affects more and more workers. But what is this new disorder and what are the symptoms to watch out for? Brown-out must not be confused with burn-out, which describes […]


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When Will Medical Cannabis Be in Pharmacies?

In Canada, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) authorizes the prescription of cannabis for medical purposes, without considering the dried flower and its derivatives as a drug in its own right. What road remains to be travelled before obtaining cannabis in a pharmacy? Having initially been reluctant in recent years, the Ordre des […]


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Unplugging During the Holidays – Mission Impossible?

Year after year, studies show that Canadians still struggle to disconnect from work during the holidays. And it’s going from bad to worse, according to a new survey conducted by the Accountemps recruitment firm. Gone are the days when the computer was shut down after having summarily programmed an out-of-office autoreply message. Today, with a […]


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