Labour Shortage Canada

Women In Trades Could Close Canada's Labour Shortage

Bruce Dewar | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business
Bruce Dewar

The reality is, we face major labour shortages in trades in Canada. Between 2014 and 2020, we can expect 219,000 construction industry employees to retire. And in cases like Fort McMurray, the wildfires both decimate local economy and create a huge need for skilled trades to help rebuild the community.

Setting the Record Straight on Temporary Foreign Workers

Dan Kelly | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

It seems the recent firestorm around the Temporary Foreign Worker program has brought out the very best, as well as the very worst, in Canadians. The program has some flaws. But we all need to take a deep breath and avoid the temptation to convict an employer based on a media story.

Budget Watchdog's Report Tears Down Tory Argument

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's budget watchdog says there's little evidence of serious labour shortages or a skills mismatch problem in the country.The finding by ...

Argument For Temp Foreign Workers Is Falling Apart

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Business

The Harper government and some business groups have long argued that the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program is necessary to keep businesses runnin...

Why This Former Cabinet Minister Is Worried About Canada's Future

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Skills shortages have not yet grown into a national issue, but do have the potential to impact the economy if Ottawa and industry don't star...

Sunny Freeman

Labour Crisis? What Labour Crisis? | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Business

Dire warnings of a widespread Canadian labour crisis and a “lost generation” of young workers have been overblown, according to a market analysis ...

Canada Becoming Dependent On Foreign Workers, Experts Fear

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Dave Kaiser owns and operates McDonald's restaurants in Cranbrook, B.C., and Fernie, near the Alberta border — two towns less than an ho...

What's Costing Ontario $24 Billion?

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario is losing out on more than $24 billion annually in economic activity because of a gap between the skills workers have and skills tha...

Tory Budget Fighting A Problem That Doesn't Exist?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Business

The Harper government made Canada’s skilled labour shortage one of the focuses of its recently delivered budget, but data from the Bank of Canada su...

New Immigration Program Aimed At Filling Labour Shortages

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A new immigration program aimed at getting skilled workers into Canada faster will start on Jan. 2.Immigration Minister Jason Kenn...

Canada Faces 'Desperate' Labour Shortage: Chamber

CBC | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s labour shortage is becoming “desperate,” the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says, and threatens the country’s global economic competiti...