The tight labor market inhas forced many to conduct regular COVID-19 testing to comply with vaccine mandates. Some are changing the previously announced requirements for injection even with the increase in the number of Omicron variant cases.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration has implemented one of the sternest policies around the globe for civil servants. The government has already placed more than 1,000 employees on leave without pay, and thousands more are in danger, a report said.
Police forces, airlines, school boards, andBig Five banks have also promised to enforce strict policies. But implementing the policy has been difficult, particularly as employers face staff shortages and workers seek exemptions.
availabilities in have doubled this year, government data suggests, and mandates on vaccines could make filling them more difficult, putting an upward strain on wage levels. This could increase that is already almost two-decade high.
“It’s already difficult to find staff, let alone putting in a vaccine. You’d cut out potentially another 20%” of potential workers, said Dan Kelly, chief executive of the Federation of Independent .
There are some risks to hiring people who have not been. are at a greater chance of outbreaks, and many employees who have been are not comfortable working with employees who haven’t had the , according to marketing and industry associations.
Data released on Friday last week underscoredlabor market, with 153,700 created last month. Also, it revealed a rising gap between the number of available workers and that are not filled. The number of ads is way higher than pre- levels.
The province of Quebec has retracted its decision to introduce a for healthcare workers in November, claiming they could not afford to lose thousands of unvaccinated workers. , which was also considering a , announced it was not going to proceed.
-Dominion Bank and Bank of Montreal have relaxed their policies to permit regular tests for those who did not meet their October 31 deadline.
In, 86 percent of adults are fully protected. However, this drops to less than 80 percent among the 18-40-year-olds.
Last week, 15 latest Omicron cases inwere reported.
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