Little more than seven months after it launched, Canada’s new skilled trades immigration stream has welcomed its first permanent residents to Canada. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Employment Minister Jason Kenney made the joint announcement in Toronto and Calgary Friday […]
The recovery has benefitted older workers over young
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Last week, Statistics Canada released an article on changing labour market conditions for young workers since the 1980s and its monthly La…
406 Billion dollars in government subsidies go to the fossil fuel industry per year to create 7 million jobs globally. Renewable energy provides 5.7 million jobs already, but with 60 Billion dollars, less than one sixth of government support. * * Read more at International Renewable Energy Agency’s website. Take action at EndFossilFuelSubsidies.org
The latest B.C. job numbers reveal a picture of persistently high unemployment and stalled job creation. Since January, B.C.’s unemployment rate has been on a roller-coaster ride, down one month and up the next. All in all, there have been very …
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Canada’s federal politicians are fond of trumpeting that Canada’s economy has performed better than almost any other jurisdiction, and that we should be thankful for their “prudent economic management.” In actual fact, however, the hard numbers indicate that Canada’s jobs performance has been ho-hum at best — and isn’t getting any better.
Google wants to up its gift card game both in The Great White North and Down Under. To help this effort, the search giant recently posted a job listing for a marketing manager based out of its Mountain View HQ. Becoming as ubiquitous as iTunes or …
Ottawa to cover province’s share of $15,000 per worker grants
The post Ontario first to officially sign on for Canada Job Grant appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Last week’s Labour Force numbers provide more evidence that Canada’s labour market is still mired in a three-year funk. Following one year of decent recovery from mid-2009 (the trough of the recession) to mid-2010, driven mostly by extraordinary monetary and fiscal stimulus, further progress has been stalled ever since.
There is a certain sentiment—possibly driven by nostalgia—that jobs used to be more stable
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The running South Park-inspired joke is that when something goes wrong in the U.S., “blame Canada.“ Obamatons also blame Bush, Fox News, Republicans, the tea party, Rush Limbaugh, the Koch brothers, and now, the weather. Aside from the blame game, Canada and the U.S. are similar in many ways, with a couple of the other […]
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