Labour Market Canada

Alberta Labour Law Review Should Focus On Flexibility

Charles Lammam | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Alberta
Charles Lammam

Technological changes - such as the mass adoption of the Internet - are reshaping the way we think about work and creating new kinds of opportunities for many. But for Albertans to fully seize these opportunities, the provincial government should ensure that its labour laws facilitate flexibility in the labour market.

Demand Data Before Demanding Innovation

Nobina Robinson | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

Weak growth necessitates that we use all of Canada's assets to reignite our economy. Yet, data are assets that have yet to be effectively leveraged. While we fixate on the numbers of startups or high growth firms, do we really have adequate data with which to build a resilient labour force or an innovative economy?

This University Alternative Helps Youth Land A Job They Can Be Proud Of

Nobina Robinson | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

What can be done to tackle the employment obstacles facing Canada's youth? Plenty. Too often, government reports and media accounts wax poetic over our fine universities as a source for solutions to our youth employment challenges. Our equally impressive polytechnics get lost in the discussion.

Skilled Trades Will Enable The Future Of Canada's Economy

Nobina Robinson | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

If our economy is shifting, how much emphasis do we really need to place on filling predicted shortages and attracting more young people to the trades? While we focus so much on the digital space, we can't forget that Canada is about to make massive investments in physical infrastructure.

A 21st-Century Economy Needs 21st-Century Labour Market Data

Nobina Robinson | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

Our labour market is not evolving to help companies compete globally. Modernizing our labour market requires two things: a talent pool equipped with the appropriate skill sets, and an up-to-date approach on collecting and sharing labour market data.

Canada's Job Market Hasn't Recovered From Last Recession: OECD

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business

Long-term joblessness, youth unemployment remain a problem.

Shrinking Canadian Profits Mean Layoffs Ahead

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Business

Shrinking profits aren't just a problem in the oil business anymore.

U.S. Beats Canada On Jobs By Biggest Margin In 14 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Business

Alberta's unemployment rate is higher than national average for first time in 28 years.

EI Only Covers Half Of Canadians, Needs Reform: C.D. Howe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Business

Canada also needs to focus on developing a more highly skilled workforce, study says.

Canada's Job Market Looks Like It Just Boomed, But..

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Business

Only Ontario added new jobs, and "self-employment" is the only growth area.

Happy Labour Day: Here Are Canada's Hottest Cities For Jobs

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Business

Move over, Fort Mac.

If A Canadian Recession Hits, Who's Most At Risk Of Losing Their Job?

CBC | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Business

Is Canada in a recession? So far, the messages are mixed. But there's little doubt the economy is slowing down, and many people are wondering about th...

Four Key Areas to Watch in Canada's Labour Market

Tom Turpin | Posted 07.10.2016 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

As the country's leading staffing agency, we're able to identify trends shaping the world of work before they become official statistics. In analyzing our own data and combining it with anecdotal evidence from employers we work with, we've identified four key areas to watch as the year plays out.

For First Time Since Financial Crisis, U.S. Beats Canada On Jobs

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Business

It’s pretty much official: Canada's seven-year reign as a better place to find work than the U.S. is over. Canada’s unemployment rate edged hi...

A Big Surprise In Canada's Unemployment Numbers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's labour market surprised in March, churning out 29,000 new jobs, far exceeding economists' expectations of a decline of 10,000. But Statis...

Thousands Of Foreign Workers May Have To Leave Canada April 1

CBC | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business

Stephan Belitsky is like thousands of temporary foreign workers in Alberta: his life is in limbo and all he can do is wait. His work permit will exp...

Canada's Workforce At Lowest Level In 14 Years

CBC | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Business

Just 121,000 more Canadians found jobs in 2014 and the number of people in the workforce has fallen to the lowest level in 14 years, according to Stat...

Oops: Job Growth Even Worse Than Reported, StatsCan Says

CP/HuffPost Canada | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Business

Statistics Canada released revisions to unemployment figures on Wednesday, and it turns out Canada's less-than-stellar job market was even less stella...

Canada's Job Market Roars Back To Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's job market roared back to life in September, StatsCan says. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 per cent, the lowest rate since December ...

LOOK: This Is What's Wrong With EI And Canada's Job Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman and Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s employment insurance program has a surplus, which means employers and employees are contributing more to the fund than unemployed Canadians...

Canadian Cities Surprisingly Unpopular Destinations For Workers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business

Canada ranks highly in a new survey of places where the world’s workers would like to move, but individual cities seem to be suffering from an image...

Canadians Not Feeling The Love, Ready To Quit

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Employees increasingly expect to get more out of their jobs, and are more willing than ever to walk away from an employer if they feel under...

Let Foreign Workers Stay: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A poll commissioned by the federal government suggests Canadians would support the controversial temporary foreign workers program if it didn...

Commodity Prices Are Basically All We Have Left

CP | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conference Board's latest barometer of the economy shows Canada's short-term outlook is becoming ever more dependent on commodities. T...

Up To 300,000 People Working For Free In Canada: Report

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Preliminary findings from an upcoming study on internships in Canada show that the majority of interns are young women who make less than the...