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Offered Wages Are Falling Across Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Business

Falling offered wages are a sign of worsening economic conditions.

35,000 Workers Wanted: StatsCan Goes On Census Hiring Spree

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business

Harper's voluntary household survey is gone, and the census is back.

Want A Raise? These Are The Industries With The Biggest Wage Gains

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Business

Sluggish job market or not, wage growth in Canada is picking up, new data from StatsCan shows. Wages in Canada jumped by 1.6 per cent in just one m...

Factory Sales Tumble Again: StatsCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Factory sales in Canada tumbled in September as the country's auto assembly plants reported a sharp drop in sales after four months of gain...

Canada's Job Market Soared In October, But...

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.08.2015 | Canada Business

After months of stagnation, Canada's job market took off in October, adding 44,000 jobs as the unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point ...

'Back To Reality' For Canada's Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's economy grew a moderate 0.1 per cent in August, Statistics Canada reported Friday, suggesting the bounce-back from recession that happened th...

Canada's Economy Likely Growing Twice As Fast As Expected

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's economy grew 0.3 per cent in July, Statistics Canada says, faster than the rate that economists had generally expected. With these numbers...

Seniors Outnumber Kids Under 14 In Canada For The First Time

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Living

The shift was driven by a trend that took root in 2011 and has continued to accelerate — the aging of the baby boomers

Here Are The 4 Provinces With Fewer Jobs Today Than A Year Ago

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business

One of the main reasons many economists say Canada is in a “technical recession” and not a “real recession” is that jobs and wages somehow hel...

Canadian Retail Sales Rose In July: Statistics Canada

CP Business | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

Higher sales were reported at motor vehicle and parts dealers and clothing and clothing accessories stores.

Canada's Jobless Rate Jumps To 7%

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's unemployment rate jumped to 7 per cent in August, after a six-month run at 6.8 per cent, as more people looked for work. The country added...

The Numbers Are In, And Canada Is No Longer A Petro-State

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Business

It's almost as if we're back in the 20th century again: Cars and auto parts have surpassed energy as Canada's biggest export. According to StatsCan...

Wages Are Falling In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians’ average weekly earnings saw an unusually steep fall in May, according to data from Statistics Canada. The latest survey of payroll emp...

Two-Income Families Have Doubled In Canada, StatsCan Finds

CBC | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business

Families with both parents working are a substantial majority in Canada, with 69 per cent of couples with a child under 16 years of age having two inc...

Canada's Wealth Gap Has Spiked Since Start Of Century: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Business

Wealth inequality widened in Canada between 1999 and 2012, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Although all income groups saw at least so...

Building Permits Increase For First Time In 3 Months: StatsCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the total value of building permits rose 11.6 per cent to $6.9 billion in March.The agency says it was the first incre...

Beef Prices Have Jumped 18%, And The Worst Is Yet To Come

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s core inflation rate jumped 2.4 per cent in March, according to Statistics Canada, but that number obscures an ugly reality for many shopper...

Rising Food Costs Outstrip Lower Gas Prices

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's inflation rate ticked higher in March despite lower gasoline prices, which partially offset a broad rise in other prices.Statistics ...

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...

Raising B.C. Minimum Wage Is Not The Right Policy To Help Struggling Families

Charles Lammam | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

The goal of helping struggling families and the most vulnerable in society is laudable. But the problem is the minimum wage is the wrong policy to achieve this end. Before determining what the right policy is, we first need to understand who the impoverished really are. It turns out they are overwhelmingly not minimum wage earners.

Forget The (Possible) Recession, These Canadian Industries Are Hiring

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Business

It’s good to be a scientist these days in Canada — or a logger. StatsCan’s latest survey of payroll employment, earnings and hours shows Cana...

Relief At The Pumps, Pain At The Checkout Line

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Inflation increased at the same pace for the second month in a row as the consumer price index for February rose just 1.0 per cent compared w...

Canada's Unemployment Rate Jumps

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's unemployment jumped to 6.8 per cent in February, from 6.6 per cent the month before, as job growth stalled, Statistics Canada said Friday. ...

Canadian Household Debt Hits Record High, Again

CP | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the ratio of household debt to disposable income hit a new high in the fourth quarter as incomes increased at a slower...

Canada's Economy: Slower, But It Could Have Been Worse

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy slowed to a 2.4 per cent growth rate in the last three months of 2014 — but still performed better than a consensus of...