Canada’s economy is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and restrictions, lockdowns and curfews are expected to be eventually lifted.
As the pandemic began creeping in, many businesses started to adapt and make changes. Many employees started working from home. Businesses began using online collaboration and video-calling platforms. Other businesses that require physical attendance implement health and safety policies consistent with the government’s advice, such as wearing face masks and maintaining physical distancing.
Beside these changes, there is a significant number of people who have lost their jobs as a consequence of the pandemic. This may be because certain sectors have become fairly dormant due to restrictions and lockdowns. This however is projected to change in the second half of the year.
It is time to look forward. More than two thirds of Canadian employers plan to rehire employees who were laid off due to the pandemic, and experts are starting to predict the outlook for 2021.