Canada Unemployment

Job Quality Is Getting Suckier For Young Canadians: StatCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business

Part-time work is on the rise.

Canada Pretty Much Only Churning Out Part-Time Jobs

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Business

Canada added 67,000 part-time jobs in October, and lost 23,000 full-time ones.

Want A Skilled Workforce? You Need Skilled Collaboration

Bill Greenhalgh | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Bill Greenhalgh

Although clearly a critical factor, pointing students in the right direction is only half the battle. The other half must be improving collaboration between government and industry to develop tangible solutions to strengthen the future workforce. As far as we're concerned, that time is now.

Minister Says Canadians Should Get Used To Short-Term Employment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Politics

"It's going to happen. We have to accept that.''

How America's Poor Will Affect The Presidential Election

George Poulakidas | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
George Poulakidas

As the U.S. Bureau reports, 5.1 million American families are poor despite having at least one member working. The opposing campaign strategies of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in approaching the poor and tackling poverty give us a deeper insight to their agenda.

Canada Added 67,200 Jobs In September

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business

But the national unemployment rate didn't budge.

The Tech Revolution Rides On A Wave Of Lost Jobs

Ike Awgu | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
Ike Awgu

The new technological revolution has created millions of jobs (and that's great!) -- but jobs for who? There is an that assumption that the 'new jobs' which spring from the ashes of the industries they've replaced will be of such a character that the people previously employed as long haul truck drivers or fast food employees will find new employment. The technological revolution is different; the industrial revolution took years to replace entire industries. This one takes months.

Liberals Don't Have A Backup Plan For Economy: Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Politics

The economy lost more than 31,000 jobs in July.

Lose Your Job, Lose Your Lifeboat

Deborah Nixon | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

How an organization exits its employees is a demonstration of whether it lives its values or not. Integrity is what you do when nobody is looking. Integrity is also how you treat employees who are no longer part of your organization. Providing career transition support demonstrates that you value the contribution employees made to your organization during their time with you.

Summer Jobs Build Money Smarts

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.

TransCanada Silence On Climate Speaks Volumes In Pipeline Debate

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.

It's Not All Doom And Gloom In Canada's Job Market

Tom Turpin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

Randstad compiled and crunched data on nine of the hottest job sectors in Canada, surveying employers, candidates, and industry experts from coast-to-coast, and collecting feedback on what's driving job growth and talent across the country.

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 11.25.2016 | 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 11.18.2016 | 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 11.15.2016 | 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 11.03.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 10.04.2016 | 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.