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The youth job situation is the economic problem the Bank of Canada's governor takes "most personally."
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This past month I attended the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit in Berlin, Germany. The mission of G20 YEA is to enhance the entrepreneur ecosystem, empowering youth to grow sustainable busine...
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Contenders faced off in their second debate.
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When there are no beds, homeless youth often resort to sleeping in garages, in abandoned trailers and buildings or even worse, in forests and fields and other hidden places across the region. They are vulnerable to illness, emotional trauma, criminal threats and violence.
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December was a stellar month for jobs in Canada, with StatsCan reporting 54,000 net new jobs, including a large jump in full-time positions. But if you’re under 55 years of age, don’t start cheering j...
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Part-time work is on the rise.
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The whole speech was an hymn for democracy, aiming to remind us that after all this time, since democracy was first born here in Greece, its flame still fuels the progress of our society. He reminded us that democracy is neither perfect, nor complete.
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For youth, the last recession never really ended.
That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.
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Trudeau vowed to offer a break on EI premiums to employers who give permanent jobs to people aged 18-24.
Are we a genuine focus, or was #PMJT merely appealing to student and youth voters by addressing our federal election campaign demands? Following a campaign with such a strong focus on young people, we should expect nothing less than Trudeau's promises to youth to be included in his first budget as prime minister.
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I can't truly explain how exhausting, challenging and incredibly cold this night was. I had been given a real-life scenario of a homeless youth as a part of 360°kids' 360°Experience. Our experience had us stepping into the shoes of a 16-year-old male, who was unsafe at home and had to leave quickly to save himself.
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Despite high levels of youth joblessness and a relatively pessimistic mood among young workers, Toronto has the best economy for young people among 35 major world cities, a new survey says. Toronto be...
Canadians are being left behind as manufacturing exports have declined and, even with a low dollar, potential visitors have decided they'd rather spend money elsewhere. With a new government in office, now is the time to explore ideas to bring Canada back to the forefront of worldwide tourism.
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During the Summit, G20 leaders discussed urgent issues such the terrorist attacks in Paris. The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke about another crisis that isn't receiving much media attention -- global youth unemployment.
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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.
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"Research shows the earlier and longer youth spend in the system, the worse the outcomes are," says Peter Leone, a professor at the University of Maryland who has studied juvenile justice measures around the world for more than 20 years. It costs approximately $100,000 a year to incarcerate one young person in Canada. If that individual becomes a hardened life-long criminal, the amount will exceed a staggering $2 million, according to a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
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We need policies that enable the poorest to benefit most from economic growth. Of the 1.1 billion people living in extreme poverty in 2010, 200 million could have escaped extreme poverty if poor people had simply benefited equally from the proceeds of growth -- particularly women and youth, two groups being left behind.
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.
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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.
This will be the first generation of Canadians in our history to be worse off than their parents. That blunt fact is the new reality of our country, where seven per cent of workers are officially jobless (and much more if hidden unemployment is included) and youth unemployment stands at over 13 per cent. And that reality is a direct result of the policies and actions of this Conservative government and the Mulroney government that came before it. Friday's headlines point to the 26,000 auto parts jobs at risk as Harper drives ahead to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
OTTAWA — Canadian youth have been showered this week with promises of jobs. The NDP has pledged up to $100 million annually over four years to help create more than 40,000 jobs, paid internships and c...
Trudeau thinks he can create 40,000 jobs annually for three years.
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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...
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.
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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.
Falling roughly between the ages of 18 and 30 today, the millennial generation is now growing into its peak earning years -- prime time for travel brands to be looking at how they can capture this generation's business. However, one trend we're seeing has some travel companies a bit worried.
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Canada lost 4,300 jobs in December, adding to the more than 10,000 lost in November, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The unemployment rate stood pat at 6.6 per cent, with employment little changed...
The enduring trend facing youth is an unemployment rate roughly twice the national average. Until we see a change, we'll know nothing is being done differently enough to solve the problem. We need more than just a change in the type of solutions being proposed. I think it's time we rephrase the questions we're asking when it comes to youth unemployment strategies.
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Is there any real benefit to working for free, other than what the company you're working for gets? You bet there is! And if you ask around in today's entrepreneurial world, you'll find that working without financial compensation has helped many people move toward achieving their career and business goals.
Poloz is arguably Canada's most powerful economic policymaker. He has the ability to significantly change the bleak outlook facing young workers. Yet in essence, he encouraged unemployed youth to resign themselves to a grim reality, and simply find themselves something else to do. Working for free may not be ideal, he suggested, but it's better than nothing.
The city we love is at stake, and one wonders if our city ever dreamed we would arrive at such a critically defining moment. We are often referred to as the most multicultural open city in the world w...