Unemployment Canada

One-Quarter Of New Jobs May Be Going To Temp Foreign Workers: PBO

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Business

The number of job opportunities in Canada is shrinking, and the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program may be to blame, according to an overlooked com...

Jobs Are Back, Baby (This Month)

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy showed signs of thawing out from a long, bitter winter last month, churning out an unexpectedly high 42,900 net new jobs tha...

Ottawa Relied On Kijiji For Employment Data??!!

The Globe and Mail | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Business

Economists have been scratching their heads for weeks as to how the Conservative government could claim on budget day that Canada’s job vacancy rate...

Budget Watchdog's Report Tears Down Tory Argument

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | 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 ...

This Is How Bad Canada's Job Market Has Become

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s job market “sputtered” in 2013, says a new report that finds a majority of the net job creation last year involved part-time jobs, went...

Best, Worst Cities In Canada For Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Business

Western Canada dominates a new list of the best cities to find work, and Ontario’s mid-sized cities have the dubious honour of being among the worst...

Good News For Job-Seekers .. Sort Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's job market bounced back in January following an unexpectedly weak December, adding 29,000 jobs and sending the unemployment rate down to 7 pe...

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...

Turns Out Job Numbers Even Worse Than Thought

The Huffinngton Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s job growth fizzled at the end of 2013, and new numbers from StatsCan suggest the situation may be even worse than previously reported. S...

Toronto's Job Situation Nears Disaster

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Buried among all the other bad news in StatsCan’s latest jobs report is some particularly bad news for Toronto: The city dubbed Canada’s economic ...

Seriously Bad Job Numbers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

For the first time in years, Canada has a higher unemployment rate than the U.S. Economists were expecting Canada to create about 14,000 net new jo...

Brother, I Need a Job

Yves Engler | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Business
Yves Engler

Mass unemployment is a waste of people's energy and ingenuity. Imagine what the 1.8 million out-of-work Canadians could accomplish if they were mobilized to develop green energy sources or to expand mass transit and childcare services.

It's Getting Harder To Find A Job

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

It’s getting harder to find a job in Canada. There were six job-seekers for every job available in September, StatsCan says in a new report. A ye...

Here's How Bad Canada's Job Situation Really Is

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Job creation in Canada this year has been the weakest in a non-recession year in more than a decade, and the low quality of the jobs being created is ...

Surprise Boom .. In Part-Time Jobs

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy churned out an additional 21,600 jobs last month, the most since August, although almost all the new workers were part-t...

The Tory Jobs Program Isn't Enough

Cliff Halliwell | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Business
Cliff Halliwell

Canada needs to step back and do a serious rethink of the training and employment support system. As part of the Canada Job Grant proposal, Minister Kenney has argued we need to "stop doing training for the sake of training." He's right. Yet we don't really know yet what works and what does not work.

The Best Cities In Canada To Move For Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Business

Western Canada reigns supreme in a new ranking of the most attractive labour markets in Canada, but there are some surprises on the list as well. A...

Which Industries Are Creating Jobs? (Hint: Surprisingly Few)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Business

Nearly half of the jobs created in Canada since the Great Recession were in just two sectors of the economy, a fact that highlights some economists’...

Canada Adds Jobs, But Ontario Is Another Story

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy eked out just enough new jobs to keep the unemployment at a five-year low but it was the U.S. labour performance that caught...

No New Jobs

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

The Canadian economy created almost 12,000 net new jobs in September as fewer young people looking for work also helped slightly reduce the unemployme...

High Unemployment Is Here To Stay

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

Key takeaways: -We must prepare for a long period of harder times -Canada will be a water superpower -Oil sands won’t boom like the industry pr...

Canada Won't Be Beating The U.S. On This Much Longer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s unemployment rate will be higher than that in the U.S. in 2014, a recent Bloomberg News survey predicted. The survey of 15 economists fo...

StatsCan's Job Reports Totally Contradict Themselves

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Business

If, like many observers, you’re confused about the direction of Canada’s job market, the latest numbers from StatsCan aren’t going to be particu...

Your Chances Of Getting EI ‘Lowest On Record'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Business

Canadians who lose their jobs are less likely to get EI benefits than at any other time on record, economist Erin Weir reports at the Progressive Econ...

StatsCan's Job Numbers 'Impossible'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Business

Some unusual numbers in Statistics Canada’s latest unemployment data, released Friday, have some economists questioning the accuracy of the monthly ...