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'Scarring A Generation'

The federal government must do more to create jobs and meaningful work experience for youth who are being left out of the economic recovery, says Liberal MP Scott Brison. Brison held a news conferenc...

Job Growth Hits A Wall

OTTAWA - Job creation in Canada returned to earth last month as employers pulled back following an apparent hiring binge in May that proved too good to be sustained.Economists had expected payback fro...

Whoa, Canada, That's A Lot Of Jobs!

OTTAWA - Canada's economy pumped out a stunning 95,000 in May — one of the biggest monthly gains in history — as employers resumed hiring again after a four-month winter hibernation.Historically, it w...

B.C. Unemployment Spikes

The latest jobs figures from Statistics Canada show a spike in unemployment in B.C. The rate jumped to 7 per cent in March, up from 6.3 per cent in February — the biggest rise in the country and a lo...

Five Tips For Landing the Job You Want

In just a few weeks, the latest batch of millennials will graduate from post-secondary institutions across the country in one of the most challenging job markets young Canadians have ever faced. Below are some tips I offer soon-to-be and recent grads as they enter the workforce.

Job Market Bounces Back In February

OTTAWA - Canada's economy showed signs it may be ready to bust out of its half-year funk by churning out a surprisingly strong 50,700 new jobs in February, most of them full-time, in the private secto...

So Much For That Booming Job Market..

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy was hit by a triple dose of bad news Friday as three major indicators — jobs, exports and housing starts — all tumbled in unison to cast doubt on an expected rebound in e...

Job Growth Sputters

OTTAWA - Canada's recent strong jobs performance slowed to a crawl in October, as the economy managed a meagre 1,800 new jobs, not enough to nudge the unemployment rate off 7.4 per cent.But it was the...

Canada's Job Market BOOMS

OTTAWA - Canada's domestic economy turned in one of the strongest job creation months of the year in September, adding an eye-popping 52,100 new jobs that was five times more than economists expected....

Ontario's Job Growth On A Tear

TORONTO - Ontario bucked a trend of job losses last month as the only province to make significant gains with 10,600 new jobs.Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid says the latest numbers from Sta...