Canada Unemployment

I Was Laid Off After My Maternity Leave

Melanie Braga | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

As I was preparing myself for my maternity leave, all I could focus on was bringing this new life into the world. I did not want to think about all the changes that were happening at my workplace and did not want to overthink the changes happening in my workplace. Why would I invest that extra energy elsewhere when I needed it for my baby? Besides I was going on maternity leave so I had to come back, right? Well, not quite.

It's Time Employment Insurance Came With A Guarantee

Jerry Dias | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

No government should ever be allowed to take money out of the EI fund, and it may be time to consider entrenching that principle in law. Legislation that guarantees that the money workers pay into EI will be there for them when they need it would give those workers and their communities a great deal of comfort. Our new government has made significant steps in ensuring that EI meets the needs of workers and their communities. Guaranteeing the money will be there for them when they need it would be the next logical step.

Alberta's Faltering Economy Is Still Attractive To Entrepreneurs

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
Melanie Nathan

In spite of economic instability, Alberta has grown and will continue to grow in the midst of dire economic predictions by financial spectators. Those who actually live in Alberta have observed growth in the construction industry, finance and various types of business services.

8 Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money On Your Tax Return

Caroline Battista | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

Even after mastering the basics of tax preparation and filing, a lot of filers will often find out new things about their tax returns that end up delivering a few more benefits along the way. I call these tax "aha!" moments.

A Guaranteed Income Can End The Need For Food Banks

Shawn Pegg | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Shawn Pegg

Food bank use currently hovering at record levels. Food Banks Canada's HungerCount report shows that the food bank network acts as an unofficial Canadian safety net, trying to fill the gaps left by low-wage jobs and radically inadequate provincial social assistance programs.

The Davos Man: We Are All Inheriting The Whirlwind

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

Over the decades anyone who's a mover or shaker, along with those wishing to be, appear in Davos in a fascinating attempt at reading the global tea leaves. We know who they are and their ranks have grown to include celebrities -- actors, singers, authors -- who mix with the traditional grouping of financiers, politicians, and non-profit leaders.

UN Chief Warns Of 'Alarming' Spike In Global Unemployment

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Business

Fortunately, Canada is forecast to see a decline in unemployment.

Albertans Need To Set Their Personal Budgets To Survival Mode

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Alberta
Jeffrey Schwartz

The high levels of consumer debt in Alberta were always kept in check by the ability to pay it back, but now it seems that the oil collapse has rumbled its way through the Wild Rose County and is putting the squeeze on Albertans and their bills.

Why Are So Many Canadians Relying On Food Banks?

Shawn Pegg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Impact
Shawn Pegg

Food banks have been helping more than 700,000 people each month for the past 15 years. These are children, families, single people and working households who need help just to have enough food to eat -- and each month, 80,000 are asking for help for the very first time.

A G20 Leader Who Walks The Talk

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics
G(irls)20

As soon as Trudeau walks in, everyone, and I mean everyone including CEOs, politicians and senior level bureaucrats from around the world move in his direction. They want to shake the hand of, and take a selfie with, the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada.

Enhancing Employment Insurance Will Benefit All Canadians

Wellesley Institute | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business
Wellesley Institute

The EI system is an important component of Canada's social safety net. Over the last two decades, however, a series of changes to EI as well as labour market shifts have made it more difficult for Canadian workers to access EI benefits. Thankfully, fixing the erosion of Canada's EI system was featured in this federal election.

Parties Must Address Youth Unemployment

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

Certainly the economy is a dominant issue in the election. Along with the debates about balanced budgets and new spending, the parties are promising to bring in measures to create new jobs. But one of the biggest challenges -- youth unemployment -- deserves much greater attention.

What Turkey Hosting the G20 Summit Means to Me

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Since gender equality is one of the most important issues in terms of sustainable and healthy growth, Turkey has launched a new engagement group, Women20 (W20), which will concentrate on enhancing the role and increasing the participation of women in business. In addition to gender equality, ensuring women have access to financial assets will form the backbone of global growth.

The Conservatives Are Betraying Canadian Jobs

John Cartwright | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Business
John Cartwright

This will be the first generation of Canadians in our history to be worse off than their parents. That blunt fact is the new reality of our country, where seven per cent of workers are officially jobless (and much more if hidden unemployment is included) and youth unemployment stands at over 13 per cent. And that reality is a direct result of the policies and actions of this Conservative government and the Mulroney government that came before it. Friday's headlines point to the 26,000 auto parts jobs at risk as Harper drives ahead to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

There's a Way to Recover Jobs Lost to Globalization

Salman Sakir | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Globalization has brought significant benefits to the global economy, including developed countries' economies. However, it has led to decrease in the manufacturing base and employment in Canada and the US. If policies that require local content are introduced, it could boost employment in the manufacturing sector.

Canada Shouldn't Count on Accidents to Build Successful Start-Ups

Paul Barter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It's clear that as a society we need innovative new firms to step in and help solve our climate, health and social problems, while at the same time creating a profit for investors and jobs for all of us. The important question is: how can we assure that this happens?

It's Tough to Celebrate Labour Day Without Work

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

As Canada celebrates Labour Day weekend, there are important questions concerning Gandhi's premise that we must begin asking ourselves. For example, how do we deal with a world of wealth without work? Upon entering an era of ironies, we find ourselves forced to deal with some increasing contradictions -- employability replaces employment, people without jobs, jobs without people, numerous part-time jobs replacing full-time ones, employment numbers going down because people have stopped looking for work altogether.

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...

Canada's Unemployment Rate The Same For The Sixth Month In A Row

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canada's economy added about 6,600 jobs last month — essentially reversing a similar decline in June but not enough to change a national ...

Signs You Should NOT Take That Job

Peter Harris | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

It may seem counter-intuitive to advise someone to turn down a job -- especially when the market in much of the country remains soft and positions can be hard to come by -- but there are times when it's really better just to walk away.

Mr. Harper's Feeble Leadership Has Resulted in a Feeble Economy

Ralph Goodale | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Listening to Stephen Harper talk about the economy, you get the distinct impression that someone else entirely must have been running the country for the past 10 years. Since 2006, Canada has been stuck with the weakest economic growth record in eight decades.

Rise Of The 'Precariat:' The Global Scourge Of Precarious Jobs

CBC | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Business

With relatively little notice, the world passed a modern milestone recently, one that makes any yearning for more stable times seem very farfetched ...

10 Tips to Help Young Adults With Autism Transition into the Workforce

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Living
Linda Mastroianni

Entering into the workforce is a milestone in one's life; a rite of passage that is often identified as the beginning of their journey into adulthood. But for so many young adults with autism, this transition can be the most difficult and stressful time in their lives. Here are 10 tips to help young adults with autism transition into the workforce.

We Need to Channel Our Online Outrage Toward Important Social Issues

Joseph Ottorino | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Impact
Joseph Ottorino

How is it that we become outraged by one tweet from a celebrity and not by any number of grave issues and epidemics facing society as a whole? After all, there is certainly no shortage of worthwhile causes to support. One issue that's certainly got my attention is youth homelessness in Canada.

Secure Jobs A Vanishing Breed In Canada

CBC | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business

At 40, the self-employed worker we'll call Natalie is one of a growing number of Canadians shut out of the world of stable, full-time work. She has ...