Canada Unemployment

No Good News In Latest Jobs Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Business

The rebound in the job market that economists had been expecting failed to materialize in February, as Canada lost 7,000 jobs that month, according to...

Don't Let Your Business Suffer From Corporate Flu

Mary Donohue | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Strangely enough today's business environment reflects the internal and external struggles of illness. Businesses regularly forego profits to throw money at customer surveys, logistics, marketing, and technology to keep their customers happy. Just as your body starts to fail from constant stress or neglected disease, a business with a corporate culture that is toxic to its employees starts to shut down.

Good News For Job-Seekers .. Sort Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's job market bounced back in January following an unexpectedly weak December, adding 29,000 jobs and sending the unemployment rate down to 7 pe...

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...

Why Slashing Corporate Tax Rates Was Detrimental to Ordinary Canadians

Ken Georgetti | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Ken Georgetti

Corporate tax giveaways mean that the federal government has foregone billions of dollars in revenues. To pay for the tax breaks, Ottawa has borrowed billions of dollars and driven up the national debt. Now, the government has chosen to make big cuts to public services essential to Canadians in order to pay the bill for its tax giveaways.

Brother, I Need a Job

Yves Engler | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Business
Yves Engler

Mass unemployment is a waste of people's energy and ingenuity. Imagine what the 1.8 million out-of-work Canadians could accomplish if they were mobilized to develop green energy sources or to expand mass transit and childcare services.

EI Is the Biggest Scam of Them All

Nick Bergamini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Bergamini

Now you may be asking, "How is EI a scam? I pay into it, and if I lose my job, the government's got my back right?" The answer to that is no, not exactly. The government plays favourites with EI benefit payments, basing your eligibility entirely on where you live and what you do for a living.

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...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Alana Hurov | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

Ultimate freedom, waking up late, working in your pj's and taking a spontaneous day off. It sounds like the dream job, doesn't it? Well, if running your own business is that glorious, why doesn't everyone do it? The fact is, being an entrepreneur is probably the hardest thing you will ever do. It will consume your thoughts, your relationships, your sleep and your life. You may never have a "day off" again. Still interested?

Lost Generation: The Global Plague Of Youth Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Mohamed Omar, Peter S. Goodman and Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post. What can a university degree and eight years of experience in customer service get you? ...

What Triggers Personal Financial Collapse?

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Douglas Hoyes

Over the years I have met with thousands of people who "unexpectedly" lost their job. My advice: assume you might lose your job at some point in the next year, and make a plan now to deal with that job loss.

Fighting Back Against the Tyranny of the Manager

Mary Donohue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

People leave jobs because of the tyranny of the manager. And right now we have a lot of people who are ruling over your employees and using fear as their primary weapon. You just don't know it, or in a minority of cases, you learn about it after the damage is done.

Can a Robot Do Your "Creative" Job?

Justin Beach | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

According to a recent study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology nearly half of all U.S. jobs could be replaced by computers over the next two decades. However, this assumes that "creative skills" can be easily taught and it may underestimate the pace at which artificial intelligence is developing.

Because I Have a Baby, I'm Supposed to Enjoy Unemployment?

BabyPost | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living

I am unemployed again. I'm scared we won't be able to pay the bills. I'm scared that we have set up a life that there is no way we can afford without a second salary, and a decent one at that. I'm scared that I am doing my son a disservice by pulling him from daycare to stay home with me, a mom who loves him dearly but prefers to not be a stay-at-home mom...

A New Perspective on the Unemployment Rate

Tim Paziuk | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

I think Canada is doing well when you consider that most people who want to work can get a job -- somewhere -- doing something. Perhaps we're focused on the wrong thing. Maybe we should be looking at the other side of these numbers. Maybe we should rejoice in the fact that 92.8% of the labour force is working. Maybe it's time Canada developed a glass almost full kind of attitude. Maybe being a business owner is something more should consider because, after all, Canada is a land of opportunity.

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?"

Blame Your Unemployment On the Job Market, Not Universities

Kate T. Lawson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Kate T. Lawson

Communities across Ontario and Canada are struggling with unemployment, the long hangover of the 2008 financial crisis, and deep structural changes to the Canadian economy. People are rightly concerned with why joblessness is so high, and how to get people back to work. But universities can't create jobs out of thin air.

Do Politicians Deserve All the Credit for Job Creation?

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Instinctively, everybody knows that job creation is something really important, both economically and socially. In a way, we should "thank" the job creators. But who is it, exactly, that we must thank? We might be tempted to believe that it is politicians.

Unemployment Numbers Post A Nasty Surprise

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian labour market took an unexpected turn for the worse last month, shedding a surprisingly high 39,400 net jobs that included a rec...

In Business, You Can Still Be Kind

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

While the philosophy of why we work continues to evolve and modernize, it still feels like we hold on to the dogma of what business is supposed to be. Perhaps with all of this moral awakening, sharing on social media, connecting to others and events like Occupy Wall Street or the Arab Spring, we should be paying closer attention to the human bottom line rather than the financial one?

How the Government Sneakily Pockets Your Pension

Tim Paziuk | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

I read an article the other day that brought up a problem that sadly, happens more than we think; dying before you collect Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement benefits. The message was clear and correct -- a lot of people contribute a lot of money into CPP and never receive an income payment. Is this fair? I don't think so.

Number Of Long-Term Unemployed In Canada Doubled: OECD

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Business

PARIS - Unemployment rates in Canada and the United States will fall significantly by the end of next year but the overall rate among some of the worl...

Slavery: America's Economic Salvation

David Martin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada
David Martin

Today's economic situation in the United States is distressing. Despite Washington's best efforts, the nation's rate of unemployment continues to hove...

The Small Business Loan Giving Entrepreneurs a Boost

Narinder Dhami | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Business
Narinder Dhami

For as long as she could remember, Naomi wanted to run her own business. Inspired by a lack of good gluten-free food, she began to operate a small gluten-free bakery, CeleeakNak. After unsuccessful attempts to secure a small business loan, Naomi found Rise Asset Development who offered her financing based on the strength of her character, her work ethic and her business plan.

Job Growth Hits A Wall

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Job creation in Canada returned to earth last month as employers pulled back following an apparent hiring binge in May that proved too good t...