Canada Unemployment

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 04.29.2015 | 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...

The Curse of a Two-Tiered Future for Young Canadians

John Cartwright | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Business
John Cartwright

Do we wonder why income inequality is spreading? An examination of what young people face today in the job market reads like a third world narrative -- two tiered wages; outsourcing sections of work to low-wage contractors; temp agencies replacing entry-level positions; and more work divided into part-time positions with few benefits. The idea of having to cobble together two or three jobs to make a living, all while paying off student debt, is the reality for hundreds of thousands of young graduates.

America's Job Market Is Booming

CP | Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers advertised the most jobs in 14 years in January, and more workers quit — both signs of a steadily strengthening job mark...

8 Things to Do When You Don't Have a Job

Blair Mlotek | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Blair Mlotek

Working retail or serving wasn't exactly what you had planned when you were a little kid but right now it's a great way to earn some cash-sometimes even a lot of cash. If you're willing to work long nights and chat up your customers, serving could earn you lots in tips. If you have some retail experience, get a job in managing. This is great on a resume to show your organizational and teamwork skills.

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

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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 01.07.2015 | 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.