Canada Workforce

Want to Close the Skills Gap? Start Talking to Young People

Perrin Beatty | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Perrin Beatty

I strongly think the skills gap is well documented, but it's clear that there is another "gap" between what economists are saying about the data, and what our members at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are saying about their real-time experiences in cities and towns nationwide. If we are serious about closing the skills gap in the future, young people and their parents need to be much better informed about employment and income prospects when deciding on post-secondary education.

Don't Worry (About Earnings) Be Happy

r/ally | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
r/ally

In Canada, the average salary is expected to increase only 3.1 per cent in 2014. Various trends continue to replace straight-up salary increases, such as targeting top performers with bonuses and enhanced reward programs. In fact, this trend toward softer, intangible benefits from companies is exactly what we Canadians have been asking for.

How Creativity Can Benefit You in Business

Erin Gee | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business
Erin Gee

Most of us grow up on the belief that we're either creative or not. The number of times I've had colleagues tell me that they "just don't think that way" is shockingly high. But in actuality, creativity is a learned skill. Most of us grow up on the belief that we're either creative or not. The number of times I've had colleagues tell me that they "just don't think that way" is shockingly high. But in actuality, creativity is a learned skill.

The Workforce It Is A-Changin'

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

Recent graduates have traditionally been able to take time to learn on the job, working under the protection of more seasoned employees. But once things turn around and Boomers leave, these unemployed will be asked to jump right into the organization, and they will not have had the benefit of time. Is your organization prepared for this?

Canada's Greatest Competitive Advantage? Our Creativity

Richard Florida | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada
Richard Florida

2012-07-19-RichardFloridabook.jpg We are living through a massive structural transformation of the economy, similar in scale and scope to the shift from the Agricultural to the Industrial Age. Canada is shifting from the Industrial to the Creative Age, in which creativity has become the decisive source of competitive advantage.

Freedom 55? Forget About It

Toronto Star | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada Business

Forget about freedom 55 — most of us will be lucky if we’re able to retire by 65 or 70. Once we get there, we’ll likely have lower benefits afte...

5 Ways Canada's Workforce Will Change In 20 years

CBC | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada Business

If current trends continue, Canada's labour force is going to change drastically over the next 20 years, Statistics Canada said in a report Wednesday....