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Albertans Make A Lot More Than The Average Canadian

CBC | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

Springtime is typically oilpatch bonus season. As the grass turns green, car dealerships and upscale stores tend to get busier. This year is differ...

Sunny Freeman

The 4,000 Kilometre Commute: Struggling For A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Business

Like most towns and cities in Atlantic Canada, nearly everyone in Miramichi, N.B., knows someone who works "out West." (Photo: Sunny Freeman/HuffPost ...

Oil Sands Workers Will See Big Raises This Year: Study

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - For the biggest pay hikes in Canada, look no further than the oilpatch.The energy sector continues to lead the country in both actual and pr...

Canada Has a Bad Case of Oil Sands Fever

Yves Engler | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Environmentalists and union activists should be making common cause by explaining how tar sands profits that go to the rich and powerful cost Canadian workers hundreds of thousands of jobs. Expansion of the tar sands and the resulting bouts of Oil Sands fever may be good for capitalists but it will further weaken the job market and do great harm to Canadian workers.

Canada Missing Out On Tens Of Thousands Of Green Jobs: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Business

Canada will not see significant employment gains from the oil boom in the western part of the country, and should turn to development of green energy ...

For The Wealthy 20-Somethings Of 'Oilsands City,' Hard Times Are Hard To Understand

The Huffington Post Canada | Morgan Modjeski | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. -- As young Canadians across the country struggle to find steady work and good wages, there is a group of young people living in ...