Canada Millennials

Never Stop Learning: Continuing Education Is More Important Than Ever

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

Continuing education brings both practical skills and the joy of discovering something new about the world and yourself. If you're a Millennial, it can help you overcome mal-employment and accelerate your career. If you're a Boomer, it can set you up for success as a business owner and a prosperous retirement.

3 Things You Need To Know About Generation Z

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

If you are hiring summer students, have teenagers slouching around the house, or you are a forward-thinking CEO, you are spending some time thinking about Gen Z. The follow-on generation to the Millennials is something of an unknown to most. The biggest question: how they are going to perform in the workforce?

Millennials Need Credit (But Don't Have It)

Nick Cowling | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Stats show that millennials prefer to use debit cards to credit cards for their purchases. Millennials are the first generation to grow up with debit cards, which may explain this pattern. Several findings prove that this generation isn't fond of credit products. The reasons for this may be many, but the top may be controlling spending and fear of debt. This lack and hesitance to use a credit card among millennials is causing them more harm than good in the long run.

Millennials: Buying A Home ASAP Is Worth It In The Long Run

Samantha Brookes | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

Thirty-six is the new 30 for first-time home buyers in Canada -- meaning that the average age of current home buyers is 36, while the majority of current home owners bought their place before they were 30. Considering that millennials are typically 25 to 34 years old, many are left asking the question: are millennials buying homes?

Disadvantaged Millennials Can Still Take Control Of Their Finances

Thomas Beattie | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Business
Thomas Beattie

Although many young people are great savers -- they aggressively pay off their debts and try hard to contribute to their savings -- they are underinvesting, which if not resolved will leave many unprepared for eventual retirement.

The Most Millennial-Friendly Housing Markets In Canada

YPNextHome | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Millennials, please adjust your homebuying aspirations. Your targets are a little off, so we've assembled Canada's most millennial friendly housing markets to help you. Many of you -- those 18 to 34, the generally accepted age range for millennials -- seem to be aware of what's going on in Canadian real estate. Others, though...

What You Need To Know About Birth Control

Lyba Spring | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Despite our best efforts as sex educators, although we have been teaching specifics about female fertility for decades, it still seems to remains a mystery -- not only to those who want to plan a pregnancy -- but also to those who are trying to use their knowledge of fertility as a method of contraception.

Why Digital Music Platforms Are Failing

N/A | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
N/A

When Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal launched, they were hailed as digital prophets that promised new ways to monetize the experience. Thus far, their solutions have fallen short of fireworks. Just slightly over a quarter of Spotify's 75 million active users actually pay for the service. And, as The Guardian UK reports, despite pulling in €1.08 bn in revenue, its losses were €162.3m. So why are all these promising platforms sinking?

Rudayna Bahubeshi: Non-Profit World Domination

Caitie Drewery | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

Young people are inheriting this world and we need to have a place at the table in discussing its future. We need systems that work for us, not just the generations before us. Policy makers, politicians, and other influencers have not generally reflected age diversity (or any diversity, let's be real).

How To Build A Quality Professional Network

Kelly Lovell | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

Many professionals emphasize networking and strategies to build networks, however, there is little focus on network maintenance. The best networks are the ones we can call on for support when needed. For example, are we comfortable asking for a favour from someone we spoke to once at a party a year ago? In this case, the quality of the relationship is more important than the number of contacts in the address book.

Top 10 Career Tips For Millennials

Ken Rabow | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Go with your passion: It is a very challenging time right now to find work... go after the things that inspire creativity in you, (with wisdom) you will find your way and will ultimately be rewarded for it.

Are Millennials Our Biggest Problem Or Our Greatest Hope?

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Ken Rabow

A key incentive for Millennials is happiness; down the list is financial gain. Help them be in an inspiring and enthusiastic work environment and make sure that the work is based on tasks and goals not a time-clock.

Most Millennials Consider Home Ownership Important: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada Business

Barry Gollom, vice president of mortgages and lending at CIBC, says it's a myth that millennials don't want to own their own home.

Millennials Need To Change These 5 Attitudes About Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Kathy Buckworth

So, what makes you look bad? Trying to upstage your manager, particularly if you are a lot younger than them. New ideas are always welcome, but you should always be taking them to your manager first. I see many hardworking, successful millennials in the workforce, but there are some I wish I could just course-correct a little bit.

Drew Campbell: Thinking Outside The Pizza Box

Caitie Drewery | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

His work with Boston Pizza has been seen worldwide -- with memorable campaigns like the Pizza Game Changers (which showcased prototypes for 8 Boston Pizza innovations) and The Trophy Model spots. But it's his innovative, creative and "outside the pizza box" marketing style that have helped him stand out from the crowd.

Are Millennials Choosing To Rent, Or Just Choosing Not To Buy?

YPNextHome | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

I admit that sometimes, as a long-term renter, I do think about what it would be like to own a home. But that doesn't mean that I consider renting a stopover before buying. Renting is its own lifestyle and although currently dominated by millennial city dwellers in Toronto and Vancouver, it is not unique to this generation, nor to their respective cities.

Restaurants Can Create A Hashtag-Worthy Reputation

Nick Cowling | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

If there is one thing millennials crave more than anything else, it's a great meal at a hip restaurant. This is one generation that eats out more often than any other. Fifty-three per cent of millennials go out to eat once a week, compared with 43 per cent for the general population. For them it's not about the convenience, but rather the experience. When millennials dine out, they know exactly what they're looking for.

Learning To Have Fun At Work Is A Vital Skill

Paul S Hillier | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Paul S Hillier

Having fun with work was easy because all I had to do was model my behaviour from my father. Looking back on the experience, the moral continues to be clear: my father was teaching me about personal responsibility -- throughout my career it would be up to me to ensure that I was having fun.

If You Had To Live From A Backpack, What Would You Bring?

Megan Radford | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Megan Radford

There are times where living out of a backpack is forced upon us. Homelessness, war or even a mundane loss of luggage in transit make our backpacks less of an accessory and more of a lifeline. When I was living with my family in Senegal in 2012, I almost had one of those circumstances happen to me.

Kendra Nicholson: Fairy Beer Mother

Caitie Drewery | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Caitie Drewery

Self proclaimed "fairy beer mother" Kendra is the community manager of one of the fastest growing companies in Toronto -- Steam Whistle. She's responsible for producing the excellent online content that comes out of the brewery and is the voice behind the hugely popular social media accounts. I sat down with her and asked for more details about her dream job.

Are You Skilled Enough To Manage Millennials?

Peter Shurman | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Shurman

If you're a boomer-aged manager who thinks they have what it takes to effectively work with a millennial workforce, think again. This test will show you whether you've actually got the skills, or if you have a lot of work ahead of you.

Companies Need To Start Showing Millennials Some Love

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Millennials are particularly sensitive to recognition, as only 40 per cent of millennials are happy with the rewards and recognition their company offers. The same survey found that while 50 per cent of millennial employees crave recognition, just 32 per cent say their company offers a recognition program.

Autism Doesn't Have To Disrupt Your Child's Potential For Greatness

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Ken Rabow

As a mentor for teens with autism and their families, I am struck with the level of trust, humility and indomitable spirit that I see in these families weekly on their paths to rising above others limitations of them. I would like to share one story with you from one of my clients and his mom's perspective.

Millennials Aren't Going To Inherit As Much As They Think

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Sorry, guys.

You Can Defeat Generational Stereotypes In The Workplace

Judy Mann | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

I think that there are times where there is too much chatter, assumption and stereotyping against Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers. Rarely have I seen psychographics, infographics or descriptions that say "likely to," "can" or "may be predispositioned to" when it comes to behaviours. Instead, they are often written as facts and absolutes.