Canada Unemployment

Food Banks Were Meant to be Temporary. So Why Are They Growing?

Glen Pearson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

The real news in the recent Hunger Count 2014 report is not that 841,191 people came to food banks for help in one month -- a number 25 per cent higher than in 2008. Nor is it the realization that close to 40 per cent of food bank recipients are children. No, the overarching narrative is how the presence of food banks in most communities has come to represent the failure of imagination for a country and its citizens.

Canada Created A Stunning Number Of Jobs In October

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Canada's latest labour-market survey says the country's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 per cent last month, its lowest level since Novembe...

Conservatives Would Rather Cover Their Blunders Than Create Jobs

Emmanuel Dubourg | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Emmanuel Dubourg

Given the country's high unemployment, the Conservatives' small business tax credit comes at a bad time. That's because it's bound to cost the Canadian economy 10,000 jobs in the long term.

Let Your University Education Speak For Itself

Bonnie M. Patterson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada
Bonnie M. Patterson

Of those who did respond in 2013, 87.4 per cent said they were employed six months after graduation, with 93 per cent on average reporting they were in jobs after two years. In many programs, employment rates were as high as 95 per cent two years out.

Why It's Bad When a Country's GDP Grows More Than the Income of Its People

Salman Sakir | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Salman Sakir

As a country becomes richer and some people are left behind, guaranteed minimum income may help to alleviate issues like poverty and reduce inequality. Government policies to create more full-time work that pay decent wages could be an effective policy.

In Toronto, EI Barely Exists

CP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- It was a barely noticed peculiarity in the government's latest employment insurance numbers — just 17 per cent of unemployed workers in To...

Want to Solve Our Underemployment Problem? Talk About it

Jerry Dias | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

People have expressed to me an urgent need to bring the best ideas together to come up with real solutions to us move out from under the dark shadow of long-term chronic underemployment.

Study: Autonomics Will Kill Half of North America's Jobs

Joseph Soares | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada
Joseph Soares

High-paying, high-skill service jobs like legal research and radiology imagery analysis are already beginning to be served by robots. The question is not if, but when the exponential growth of computing technology will allow for jobs that may be viewed as safe from automation to be taken over.

How To Deal With Adult Children Living at Home

Caitlin McKay | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Living
Caitlin McKay

After the initial shock of Junior Child moving back home we started to realize that this situation was not so bad. Our individual lives, which had expanded to include activities and friends that were not possible during the child rearing years, were not curtailed. We started to enjoy the company of our adult daughter and were able to offer help with cover letters and resume writing.

Employment Conditions Aren't So Different Now Than A Hundred Years Ago

David Martin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada
David Martin

The upcoming Winnipeg General Strike centenary should serve as a rallying point for further action. It's time that economically disenfranchised youth join with unionized workers and underemployed workers in a general strike action. So long as the plutocrats can dictate the economic fundamentals of our nation, the unfairness will remain.

Why Reports Say Canada's Economy Won't Recover For Several Years

Ralph Goodale | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

The Bank is particularly concerned about the substantial decline in the "participation rate" in our labour force since just before the recession in 2008. It reports that 100,000 people aged 25-54 have given up looking for work altogether and that things are even more dire among our youth, with 200,000 dropping out of the labour force.

France, Put Down the Wine and Learn About Industry From Canada

Joseph Soares | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Business
Joseph Soares

France must confront its demons: The Big State and a Gallic attitude to labour productivity, as its economy suffers. Compared with Canada, France is living on past glories while Canada pursues a way for its people to live as well as they can in the here and now. In essence, the French need to go easy on the vino.

Don't Be Fooled By Harper's "Surplus"

Ralph Goodale | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Mr. Harper's only imperative is "looking good" for an election in 2015. To him, that means claiming a surplus, not matter how temporary or artificial. Never mind the nation's sputtering economy or tens of thousands of Canadians out of work.

Why Poor People Can't Just "Get a Job"

Janelle Vandergrift | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Impact
Janelle Vandergrift

In truth, a good job is a way out of poverty. There are many who long for meaningful work that will give them a chance to contribute to society and earn a decent paycheque. But, it's more complicated than we might think. There are some key reasons why employment isn't the only answer.

No Good News In Latest Jobs Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Business

The rebound in the job market that economists had been expecting failed to materialize in February, as Canada lost 7,000 jobs that month, according to...

Don't Let Your Business Suffer From Corporate Flu

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Strangely enough today's business environment reflects the internal and external struggles of illness. Businesses regularly forego profits to throw money at customer surveys, logistics, marketing, and technology to keep their customers happy. Just as your body starts to fail from constant stress or neglected disease, a business with a corporate culture that is toxic to its employees starts to shut down.

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...

Things To Consider Before You Set Out To Follow Your Passion

Elan Divon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow your bliss," a catch ph...

Why Slashing Corporate Tax Rates Was Detrimental to Ordinary Canadians

Ken Georgetti | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Ken Georgetti

Corporate tax giveaways mean that the federal government has foregone billions of dollars in revenues. To pay for the tax breaks, Ottawa has borrowed billions of dollars and driven up the national debt. Now, the government has chosen to make big cuts to public services essential to Canadians in order to pay the bill for its tax giveaways.

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.

EI Is the Biggest Scam of Them All

Nick Bergamini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Bergamini

Now you may be asking, "How is EI a scam? I pay into it, and if I lose my job, the government's got my back right?" The answer to that is no, not exactly. The government plays favourites with EI benefit payments, basing your eligibility entirely on where you live and what you do for a living.

We Love Our Jobs

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian workers are among the happiest in the world, with nearly two-thirds saying they love or like their job a lot, according a study for job websi...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Alana Hurov | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

Ultimate freedom, waking up late, working in your pj's and taking a spontaneous day off. It sounds like the dream job, doesn't it? Well, if running your own business is that glorious, why doesn't everyone do it? The fact is, being an entrepreneur is probably the hardest thing you will ever do. It will consume your thoughts, your relationships, your sleep and your life. You may never have a "day off" again. Still interested?

Lost Generation: The Global Plague Of Youth Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Mohamed Omar, Peter S. Goodman and Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post. What can a university degree and eight years of experience in customer service get you? ...

What Triggers Personal Financial Collapse?

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Douglas Hoyes

Over the years I have met with thousands of people who "unexpectedly" lost their job. My advice: assume you might lose your job at some point in the next year, and make a plan now to deal with that job loss.