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Canada's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in nine years in April, Statistics Canada reported Friday, but that drop was due to young people leaving the workforce. Overall employment grew b...
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What can be done to tackle the employment obstacles facing Canada's youth? Plenty. Too often, government reports and media accounts wax poetic over our fine universities as a source for solutions to our youth employment challenges. Our equally impressive polytechnics get lost in the discussion.
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Part-time work is on the rise.
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Feds pour millions into the federal youth employment strategy.
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That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.
In 2014, alone, almost 8,000 youth ages 15 to 19 were injured on the job in Canada. Another 13 lost their lives, according to the most recent statistics from the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada. Many parents don't realize their children may not legally be old enough to do some jobs.
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Trudeau vowed to offer a break on EI premiums to employers who give permanent jobs to people aged 18-24.
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Young people represent a vital and untapped resource for Canadian business, but many employers don't have clear strategies to recruit, train and retain them.
There's no mistaking the priority among parents, students and the public these days when it comes to post-secondary education. First and foremost, they want the post-secondary programs to lead to rewarding careers.
The 1.8 billion young people on our planet have the potential to not only enlarge the global economy, but also to mainstream sustainable growth. G20 governments must work to empower youth to build skills and achieve mastery such that their labour will be fulfilling and will add value to their communities.
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TORONTO — Worry over tuition and living expenses is dogging almost half of post-secondary students as they head back to school. They're also afraid they won't be able to pay back debt once they gradua...
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As students prepare to head back to school next week, most people can imagine that they will be focused on studying and writing papers. However, today's students also face a new reality during the academic year: work. Currently, federal student loan policy actually punishes students, should they work 'too much'.
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TORONTO - When Christina Di Rosa graduated from McMaster University last December, she applied for dozens of internships but, in the end, opted to return to her summer job at a local golf course as a...
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Tree-planting has been a popular money-making gig among students for decades, but for Brontie Hladysh, it's more than a summer job. In a tight job market, it has become the way she makes her living an...
Want a well-paying job straight out of university? Become a pharmacist. According to a new ranking from job search site Workopolis, pharmacist is the number-one job for recent grads in Canada. With an...
Do you remember your first job? Was it flipping burgers to make a bit of spending money? Mopping floors to save for school? Braving bad weather to deliver newspapers? What did that job teach you? Insp...
All of us need mentoring in our lives -- to inspire us, motivate us and help us achieve our aspirations. Industry studies show that mentoring programs in the workplace are good for both mentors and mentees, and can improve retention and career advancement.
In recent weeks, we have heard statements from leaders on the international stage that we are on the path to eradicating absolute poverty in the next two decades. I'd prefer we wait to 2030 to really celebrate how much we did to close the gap and assure that these numbers reflect all countries and the people in them -- and that no one gets left behind.
Each year Canada gives $1.4 billion to some of the richest corporations on the planet. Meanwhile, we are facing rumours of a coming federal austerity budget that could push unemployment even higher in Canada. On top of this, debt is increasing across Canada and both of these factors are hitting youth especially hard.
The federal government announced that it will not open student summer job centres across the country this year. We decided the the government has no place in career advising -- whether online or offline -- in the first place. But there are things it can do to help support youth employment.
Since the bottom fell out on the world’s economy in 2008, investors have pored over Canada's monthly job gains and losses, searching for a glimmer of good news. But the business cycle is not the only...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to appear on Murdoch Mysteries today, so I am offering myself to be Mr. Harper's agent. I'm the Ari Gold of Parliament Hill and as the fall television season is approaching, my assistant Lloyd and I have landed some very major roles for him.
Kathryn Agler figures she needs to make at least $5,000 this summer so she can afford rent and food while studying next year at Fanshawe College in London, Ont. But after being back in her hometown of...