Canada Jobs

Are Canada's Job Numbers Really The Best In The G7?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "Since the worst of the recession in July 2009, our government has created over 1 million net new jobs. This is the strongest job growth over...

Boost Apprenticeships In Canada, U.S. Expert Says

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A respected American labour specialist says governments, educators and employers should work together to boost the number of apprenticeships ...

The Best Jobs In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian Business magazine has come out with its rankings of Canada's best jobs. And unlike last year, when oil industry jobs ranked first and third, ...

How the Government Should Recruit

Deborah Nixon | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

To wisely and effectively recruit and retain talented staff is always a pressing need at all levels of government. The issues and challenges that governments are dealing with are more complex than ever before.

Where An Arts Degree Will Lead You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Arts graduates spend years dissecting texts like "Waiting for Godot." And like the characters in Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, generations of t...

Why Canada Should Invest in Beer, Not Tar Sands

Mike Hudema | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

The "beer economy" employs more than 163,000 people. In fact 1 out of every 100 jobs in Canada is in beer. A report out late last year suggests that 44 cents of every dollar spent on beer goes to the government in taxes ($5.8 billion), making buying beer almost a civic duty.

Job Creation Is All About Alberta

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - When it comes to job creation in Canada, there's Alberta and then there's everybody else.The latest employment data for February showed that ...

Mr. Kenney Goes To Germany

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ever since taking on the Employment portfolio last summer, Jason Kenney has urged Canadian businesses to "put more skin in the game" in terms...

How to Get Yourself a Red Carpet Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

The Oscars is where we celebrate the best of the best in film -- the spine-tingling performances, the cream of the crop. You want the best of the best for your career too, and so why not look to the Oscars for a little inspiration. Here are six tips to help you create a career that's an Oscar worthy show-stopping success.

Things To Consider Before You Set Out To Follow Your Passion

Elan Divon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow your bliss," a catch ph...

What's Actually Happening With People My Age

Katie Boland | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

"I want to write about what's actually happening with people my age." "And what's that?" "Coke. Tinder. Bad relationships. Good relationships. Molly. Not being able to get a job. 25 being one thing for one person and something completely different for another." I turned 25 almost a year ago.

How a Conversation Over Coffee Could Change Your Life

Dave Wilkin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada
Dave Wilkin

We're bringing the traditional model of mentorship into the 21st century. In five years, 50 per cent of the workforce will be made up millenials. The scary thing? There is a big disconnect between the generation that created social media and those at the top running the companies. At least until now.

Need A Job? Learn To Play The Hiring Game

Leah Eichler | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

There is a touch of serendipity in finding a fabulous employer, or employee. It's like finding the right person to marry. Unfortunately, you are often not given enough time or information to gauge whether or not you want to engage in such a long-term commitment. Resumes may get you a date but even three or four isn't enough to discover whether or not the relationship is sustainable.

What 33,000 Lost Factory Jobs Really Mean for Canada

Peter Fragiskatos | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Fragiskatos

In December, when Kellogg's announced that it would be closing its doors, London's economy was hit with a devastating blow. In February 2012, more than 450 workers found themselves out of work when Electro-Motive Diesel closed. In 2013 alone, more than 33,000 factory jobs were lost and this trend is likely to continue.

When More Cancer Is Good for GDP Growth, We're Measuring Things Wrong

Jim Harris | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

Ask any economist and they will tell you that GDP growth is good. So if more people get cancer, that's great, because spending on health care increases. But you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that more cancer, catastrophe and war are not good.

The Northern Gateway Pipeline Decision Puts B.C. At Significant Risk

Andrew Weaver | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

The National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel (JRP) has now released its final report on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. The project would see 525,000 barrels of the heavy oil diluted bitumen (dilbit) transported across British Columbia each day and loaded onto super tankers for shipment to international refineries. This puts British Columbia at significant economic and environmental risk.

How to Conquer Millennial Career Paralysis

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Twenty-somethings often find themselves paralyzed with indecision as they anxiously deliberate the creation of career, family, and future when on the doorstep of graduation. So what's a twenty-something entering the workforce to do? Consider these three steps.

More Canadians Using Social Media To Find Jobs: Study

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Ignore that request from LinkedIn or Twitter at your peril — it might be a job offer, according to a global study released Wednesday.The study, comm...

We Love Our Jobs

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian workers are among the happiest in the world, with nearly two-thirds saying they love or like their job a lot, according a study for job websi...

What Savvy Business People Can Learn From Drake

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Jay Rosenzweig

Drake was recently announced as the new "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors. In doing this, Drake showed loyalty to his hometown NBA team. He also took a critical step in building his personal brand. This was a terrific move to add breadth to his career and leave open a path for a post-music career.

Quebec Teens Feel Bullied By the Charter of Values

Amber Rehman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Amber Rehman

Like most religious minorities in Quebec, I am only slightly shocked by the proposed charter of values. The people that at the short end of the proverbial legislation stick are kids. Because our kids will live the rest of their future in the shadow of the laws and governments we support, it is imperative to consult them. So I decided to put my ear to the ground, and asked my youth group girls and their friends what they thought of the Quebec charter of values. Here are some reactions by girls age 12-16, all from different backgrounds and religions.

Why Canada Needs Retail Jobs to be Better Jobs

Kendra Coulter | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Business
Kendra Coulter

Imagine that Canada is a retail store in which 100 people work. 10 managers make $80,000 per year. One manager of the 10 trumps them all: he gets over $190.000. The other 90 people -- a majority of whom are women -- work as salespeople and cashiers, or in the stock room. 45 of them make less than $30,000 per year. Many make less than $20,000 per year. This is the retail landscape in Canada.

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

Jennifer Hollett | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Hollett

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada will release the delayed National Household Survey data, which highlights income and housing issues across our diverse nation. The one question on everyone's mind will be "where have all the good jobs gone?"

Energy Conservation is Common Sense For Ontario

Keith Brooks | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Keith Brooks

What's stopping Ontario from creating 25,000 jobs while slashing government deficits, boosting GDP by almost $4-billion and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by nine per cent? Not much, really. It's simply a matter of doing more of the things we all do every day: turning off lights, insulating, buying more energy efficient appliances. We all conserve energy every day, but we can do much more to save more. And to do so, we need government to lead.

Pipelines Create Jobs. Or Do They?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

There's a big dust-up between Barack Obama and Keystone XL proponents over how many jobs the pipeline is projected to produce.This debate can be summarized by asking the question: "How many jobs do you want it to produce?" Whatever your answer, it's not hard to find someone to support your claim.