No raise for you

tay
#1
I bet they want low wage TFW's.......


Quebec is struggling to find enough workers. Yet employers aren't offering to pay more

Offering workers higher pay in order to address a labour shortage is a strategy that appears to have largely escaped the attention of employers in Quebec. Wages in Quebec have always been lower than the Canadian average, and the labour “shortage” doesn’t seem to have changed things much. To be sure, the wage gap has narrowed, but only slightly. Ten years ago, median and average weekly earnings in Quebec were just under 90 per cent of those in Ontario; now, a typical Quebec worker earns just over 90 per cent of her Ontario counterpart.

Not only are Quebec wages too low to attract workers from other provinces, they appear to be too low to even retain the ones that are already here. There have been some important changes in patterns of interprovincial migration in recent years — more people are now leaving Alberta than are moving there — but Quebec continues to lose working-age people to other provinces.

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Stephen Gordon: Quebec is struggling to find enough workers. Yet employers aren’t offering to pay more | National Post
 
Murphy
#2
Are they migrating to Onterrible?

We've got jobs.
 
tay
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

Are they migrating to Onterrible?

We've got jobs.

People are leaving so no one to replace retirees' and how Quebec Companies are refusing to raise wages to entice those leaving to stay.....
 
Johnnny
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

People are leaving so no one to replace retirees' and how Quebec Companies are refusing to raise wages to entice those leaving to stay.....

It's become a race to the bottom.
 
Cannuck
#5
3% for me January 1. Thanks Rachel and Justin
 
EagleSmack
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

I bet they want low wage TFW's.......


Quebec is struggling to find enough workers. Yet employers aren't offering to pay more

Offering workers higher pay in order to address a labour shortage is a strategy that appears to have largely escaped the attention of employers in Quebec. Wages in Quebec have always been lower than the Canadian average, and the labour “shortage” doesn’t seem to have changed things much. To be sure, the wage gap has narrowed, but only slightly. Ten years ago, median and average weekly earnings in Quebec were just under 90 per cent of those in Ontario; now, a typical Quebec worker earns just over 90 per cent of her Ontario counterpart.

Not only are Quebec wages too low to attract workers from other provinces, they appear to be too low to even retain the ones that are already here. There have been some important changes in patterns of interprovincial migration in recent years — more people are now leaving Alberta than are moving there — but Quebec continues to lose working-age people to other provinces.

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Stephen Gordon: Quebec is struggling to find enough workers. Yet employers aren’t offering to pay more | National Post

That Sunny Ways thing.
 
TenPenny
#7
That's capitalism for ya.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

That's capitalism for ya.

No, that's the boneheaded thinking behind the concept of TFWs. Well, the original concept from 1973 was fine as it permitted the hiring of foreigners who were high-skill workers for positions where there was a shortage of people to fill them. But then the good ol' Liberals in 2002 decided to open that up to no-skill workers as well.

Let me put it this way, nobody seems to want to look at the negative side of supply and demand. If you're having trouble finding employees for your McDonald's franchise, maybe you should take a good hard look at how many other minimum rage jobs there are in the area you decided to set up shop.
I live in a city with a population of around 150,000 people. When I count all the fast-food dumps, pizza joints, subways, KFCs etc, it works out to 1 franchise location for every 3200 consumers. That's not counting all the minimum wage retail jobs either.
If you're having trouble finding people to fill minimum wage positions, maybe the market is already saturated with enough minimum wage crap. Pay more if you want workers. Importing no skill workers should never have been permitted!

But now that it is, you expect corporations to get all altruistic in a world of globalization? In reality, they're just following the law. Remember Enron? After that fiasco new investor protection laws were drawn up all over the Western World forcing publicly traded companies to do everything in their power to keep the profits coming for the shareholders. And considering payroll is the biggest expense for most companies, keeping that payroll hit as low as legally possible is the way things are going to be done from now on.

You want to blame corporations and capitalism but the reality is, successive Liberal and Conservative govts have also contributed their "fair" share to make things this bad.

Don't blame the system, blame the people in charge of it.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#9
No raises... well... that's Justin's Canada!
 
Angstrom
#10
You pay a lot of taxes in Quebec when you reach a certain tax bracket. Bringing up wages above that tax bracket won’t have much impact in attracting people because a huge chunk of the wage ends in the Provincial treasury. Why bring wages up when the employer & the employees won’t enjoy the benefits.

Thats Communism for ya

I’ve looked into moving to Quebec. And when you crunch down the numbers. They are the most communist of all the provinces
 
captain morgan
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

No raises... well... that's Justin's Canada!

'Cause budgets balance themself
 

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