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Where Gen Y Is Failing To Launch

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business

Hamiltonian twentysomethings just can't leave the nest. That much is apparent from 2011 census statistics that show 51.6 per cent of Steel City res...

Where Are Canadian Women Actually Working These Days?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living

More women in Canada are graduating from universities than ever before, and now a new report is shedding light on what they do with their degrees. ...

Where An Arts Degree Will Lead You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Arts graduates spend years dissecting texts like "Waiting for Godot." And like the characters in Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, generations of t...

Cold December Can't Slow Down Canadian Economy

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy showed surprising strength at the end of last year, shaking off the December deep freeze and weakness in the United States t...

At Least 15,723,715 Of You Are Celebrating Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Business

Over half of Canada's population will spend Valentine's Day with a sweetheart this year, with more same-sex couples marking the day than ever before. ...

Can You Trust The Numbers?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business

Put the Department of Finance on the growing list of observers who are questioning the accuracy of Canada’s unemployment numbers. According to do...

Why One in Six Canadians Will Eventually Go Bankrupt

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada
Douglas Hoyes

With low interest rates our average debt service ratio is at record lows. In 1990 Canadians used over 11 per cent of their disposable income to pay interest on their debt; today we only need 7 per cent of our income to pay interest. All is good. Or is it?

Did StatsCan Miss 18,000 People?

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Statistics Canada is disputing a suggestion by the Manitoba government that it missed 18,000 people in the last census — a discrepancy th...

Canada's Top Province For Breastfeeding Is..

The Huffington Post, B.C. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbian mothers are more likely to breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months or more than mothers in the rest of Canada, a report r...

Put Rural Girls on the Social Map in Canada

Saman Ahsan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Saman Ahsan

According to Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, rural and northern girls are more likely to smoke and drink, have higher rates of suicide, and have poorer mental health made worse by the remoteness of their location. These factors could explain why the mortality rate for rural girls is double the rate for those in urban areas.

LOOK: Most Of Canada Lives Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada

Most of us know roughly how many people live in Canada, but do we know exactly how many of them live where? Well, we have a better idea now, thanks to...

Yes, Calgary, Your Property Taxes Really Are Soaring

Mark Milke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

It's not your imagination. Your property taxes really are shooting higher. For those who haven't paid attention to their property tax bill until recently, let me offer some calculations.

Population Hits A New Milestone

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada estimates that the country's population hit 35,158,300 on July 1 — an increase of 404,000 people, or 1.2 per cent from t...

What The Census Shows So Far

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - If the reams of statistics released from the 2011 census and its controversial new cousin, the National Household Survey, teach us anything, ...

National Household Survey Release Delayed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada has postponed the third and final release of data from the 2011 National Household Survey, the controversial replacement fo...

Canadian Industries Doing The Most Hiring

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Business

If you need any further evidence that Canada’s housing boom continues, data from StatsCan released this week could be the clincher. The statistic...

Crime Rate Hasn't Been This Low In Decades

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's police services are once again reporting fewer crimes, a continuing trend that has cut the national crime rate to its lowest level s...

When It Comes to Canadians' Health, Postal Code Matters

Andrew Boozary | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Andrew Boozary

Just last week, a new report from Statistics Canada underscored the importance of money on health. The authors bleakly noted that Canadians in the bottom rung of the income ladder were "more likely to die younger." Quite a lot younger.

The National Household Survey Is Not a 'Small' Data Problem

Maripier Isabelle | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Maripier Isabelle

Researchers should "get over" their nostalgia of the mandatory long-form census, suggests Statistics Canada. There is, however, no reason to get over the fact that Canada is giving up on a tool that helps design better public policies, even if they are sometimes meant to address the needs of a small fraction of the population.

What My Critics Don't Get About Drug Policy

Marc-Andre Gagnon | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada
Marc-Andre Gagnon

It is always a pleasure for me to openly discuss and debate issues surrounding drug coverage with experts in the field. In a series of three blogs, an economist from the Montreal Economic Institute, Yanick Labrie, criticizes my work on Canadian pharmaceutical policy. Unfortunately, these criticisms are ill-founded and do not contribute to a better understanding of these issues.

StatsCan Chief Slams Critics Of Voluntary Survey

The Huffington Post Canada | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Business

Though he admits Canada's new voluntary household survey has had some failures, Canada's top statistician is defending the Harper government's decisio...

More Canadians Travelled To This Country Last Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Travel

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says Canadians increased their overnight travel to the United States in the fourth quarter of last year.They made 832,000 o...

Tory Heartland Hit Hardest

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government's decision to axe the long-form census has left parts of the Conservative heartland in western and rural Canada withou...

PHOTOS: Highlights Of 2011 National Household Survey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada released the first tranche of results Wednesday from the 2011 voluntary National Household Survey, which replaced the cance...

I've Got Experience. I've Got Degrees. I've Got No Job.

Aviva Cohen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada
Aviva Cohen

2013-03-27-GenerationJobless.jpg I live in Toronto, and have been looking for work since October 2012. At almost every interview I attend, the hiring manager explains that over 80 applications for the position have been received. On LinkedIN, some social media and web design jobs have over 150 applications submitted per job within a three to five day period.