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B.C. Health Care Worker Layoffs To Affect Nearly 1,200

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Union leaders are blaming "contracting out," "contract flipping" and the sale of businesses for the layoffs.

'Come Home': Clark To B.C. Oil Sands Workers

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Go West, oil worker.

Exxon Proposes $25-Billion LNG Plant In B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Texas-based energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp., has submitted plans to develop what could be a $25-billion liquefied natural gas project near P...

Top 60 High-Demand Jobs In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Canada's economic balance of power is forecast to shift this year from Alberta's oilsands to British Columbia's coast. The prediction came this wee...

The Best City To Work In B.C. Is..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The best city for work in British Columbia may surprise you, according to the first such ranking of the province's job market, conducted by BC Busines...

B.C. Needs To Turn Jobs Blueprint Green

Lizanne Foster | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

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.

Company (Sort Of) Apologizes For 'Caucasian' Job Ad

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. company that sought a "probably Caucasian" candidate in a recent job posting has updated the online ad with an apology of sorts. Earlier t...

Job Skills New Focus Of B.C. Education

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Poets are still welcome in British Columbia's plan to re-tool the education system from Kindergarten to post-secondary institutions, but mo...

How B.C. Plans To Fill LNG Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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...

B.C. Government Math: When 1 Million May Actually Mean 210,000

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The B.C. ministry responsible for jobs says the province has been clear on its job numbers. Yeah, clear as mud.

Staying The Course

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 p...

How's That Jobs Plan Working Out For You?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The unemployment rate jumped in British Columbia in July with the loss of 11,700 jobs, but the provincial government says there are almost...

Hopeful Sign For B.C. Economy?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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, a...

B.C. Unemployment Rate DROPS

CBC | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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, accordi...

Who Do You Trust On Job Numbers?

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 d...

B.C. Students Face Tough Job Market

CBC | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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. ...

So, How's That BC Jobs Plan Working Out?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Six months ago, Premier Christy Clark was touting British Columbia as Canada's job-creation engine, cranking out 57,000 new jobs and outpac...

HOW MANY Jobs Has B.C. Lost?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s jobs plan is working, despite dismal employment figures provincially and nationally in March, said Jobs Minister Pat Bell.On Friday,...

B.C. Unemployment Spikes

CBC | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 p...

Staying The Course On Jobs Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Jobs Minister Pat Bell says the latest jobless numbers prove Canada is facing a volatile economic situation and the government will st...

MAJOR B.C. Skills Shortage Looms

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Six universities across British Columbia warn that the province is facing a severe shortage of skilled workers -- and there's barely 36 mo...

Asian Strategy For B.C. Jobs Working: Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's jobs minister is pointing to a slight gain in employment in December as a sign the province's economy finished 2012 on ...

Why B.C. Needs Skilled Foreign Workers

Keith Sashaw | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Keith Sashaw

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

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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, sayin...

B.C. Is Leaking Jobs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia is losing jobs faster than anywhere else in the country, say numbers released by Statistics Canada. The number of B.C. jobs lost i...