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B.C. Needs To Turn Jobs Blueprint Green

The B.C. Jobs Blueprint has a few worthy goals that, if achieved, will go a long way toward addressing both societal injustices and economic needs: a dramatic increase in young people entering the trades, training opportunities for aboriginal students, and support for education and training for people with disabilities. But where the plan falls apart is that it focuses on an industry that not only spews vast amounts of chemicals into our waterways but also speeds up global warming, the driver of climate change.
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How B.C. Plans To Fill LNG Jobs

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has released a road map designed to attract and train the tens of thousands of workers that would be needed if the province realizes its dream of a booming l...
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Staying The Course

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says her goal to transform British Columbia's economy into one of Canada's top job-creation engines has hit a rough patch, but she's not about to ditch her jobs plan o...
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Hopeful Sign For B.C. Economy?

VICTORIA - British Columbia's jobs minister is pleased with Statistics Canada's latest figures showing B.C. led the country in job creation in June, as the provincial unemployment rate fell half a poi...
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Who Do You Trust On Job Numbers?

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Liberals have been banking on a jobs and economic growth platform to lead them to victory, but with four days left until voting day, the latest jobs statistics appear to fuel the...
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B.C. Unemployment Rate DROPS

B.C. saw a surge in new full-time jobs in April, and its unemployment rate is now well below the national average, which sits at 7.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. In B.C., the unemploymen...
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B.C. Students Face Tough Job Market

A B.C. economist says it will be a tough summer for students looking for work, with youth unemployment higher than it was four years ago. “The overall economy is still pretty sluggish right now,” sai...
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B.C. Unemployment Spikes

The latest jobs figures from Statistics Canada show a spike in unemployment in B.C. The rate jumped to 7 per cent in March, up from 6.3 per cent in February — the biggest rise in the country and a lo...
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HOW MANY Jobs Has B.C. Lost?

VICTORIA - B.C.'s jobs plan is working, despite dismal employment figures provincially and nationally in March, said Jobs Minister Pat Bell.On Friday, Statistics Canada reported 54,500 jobs disappeare...
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MAJOR B.C. Skills Shortage Looms

VANCOUVER - Six universities across British Columbia warn that the province is facing a severe shortage of skilled workers -- and there's barely 36 months to resolve the problem.According to the Resea...
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Why B.C. Needs Skilled Foreign Workers

There has been a lot of media attention lately surrounding the use of foreign trade workers in our province. What we need to keep in mind is that our province needs skilled foreign workers to mitigate a labour shortage that is putting our economic growth at risk, and we must not allow gut reactions to specific cases dictate public opinion or guide public policy decisions with far-reaching, future implications.

B.C. Jobless Rate Climbs

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is trying to put the best possible spin on the latest figures showing an increase in the province's jobless rate, saying despite losses in some areas, there were gains i...