SWG PL: Occupational Health and Safety Consultants

Dec 2021

A University of Regina study found that workers' compensation boards accepted 271,806 claims for lost time due to injury in 2019. The majority of these claims came from Quebec, with 82,821. The most injury-related deaths occurred in Alberta, with 85, while the highest number of occupational disease deaths occurred in Ontario, with 226.

SWG Property: Brick-And-Mortar Stores Remain Resilient Despite Disruptions

Dec 2021

In the face of challenges, the retail industry has shown agility and resilience in adapting to the market and customer needs, including the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

Introducing SWG PROPERTY: Commercial & Residential Vacant Property Program by Opal

Dec 2021

The recent increase in vacant properties has drawn attention nationwide, and that trend shows no sign of abating. In 2019, there were 66,000 empty homes in Toronto, 64,000 vacant houses in Montreal, and 20,000 vacant properties in Calgary, Ottawa, and Edmonton. (1) While investor speculation and short-term rentals certainly contribute to high vacancy rates in urban areas, they are not the only reasons for your clients' vacant properties.

Getting Your Faith Clients Ready for Winter Weather

Dec 2021

With winter right around the corner, there can be a host of problems for church buildings, especially large old ones. Check out this winter checklist to make sure your faith organization client's place of worship is winter-ready.

Checking in with Canada’s Beauty Professionals

Dec 2021

How are beauticians, barbers, hairstylists, and other salon professionals faring during the lockdown? Many salons are struggling to keep their lights on, which isn't surprising. That's why news reports indicate many have gone underground.

How is Canada’s Hospitality Industry Faring in 2021?

Nov 2021

As ongoing labour shortages continue to hamper certain sectors, COVID-19 pandemic economic effects are squeezing businesses already struggling to find workers. Businesses of all sizes say they are having difficulty finding workers, so employers are offering more incentives such as higher wages, bonuses, and flexible work schedules in an attempt to attract workers.