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Job vacancies jumped in June

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-16
Ottawa - Canadian businesses reported 235,000 job vacancies in June 2014, up 15,000 compared with 12 months earlier. For every job vacancy, there were 5.8 unemployed people, down slightly from 6.2 in June 2013, the result of more job vacancies,...

Half a million apprenticeship grants issued since 2007

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-15
Toronto - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, has  announced that the Government of Canada has provided a total of 500,000 apprenticeship grants to Canadians since 2007 to help them pursue careers in...

Sluggish economic momentum continues with August drop in employment

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-05
Ottawa - Employment was little changed in August 2014 and the unemployment rate remained at 7.0%, Statistics Canada reports. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 81,000 (+0.5%), mostly in part-time work. Over the same...

Productivity of Canadian businesses rebounds strongly

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-05
Ottawa - Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 1.8% in the second quarter, after edging down 0.1% in the first quarter, Statistics Canada reports.

For highest salary increases in Canada, look to the oilpatch

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-18
Calgary - For the biggest pay hikes in Canada, look no further than the oilpatch. A new survey by Mercer, a global consulting firm, says the energy sector is leading the country in both actual and projected salary increases.

Unemployment rate drops slightly to 7.0% in July but most job growth is for part-time work (corrected report from Statistics Canada)

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-15
Note to readers: Statistics Canada has corrected its July 2014 Labour Force Survey initially issued (and published here) on Aug. 8; this updated version was released Aug. 15.

All job growth in past year is for part-time work: Report

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-08
Note to readers: Statistics Canada corrected its July 2014 Labour Force Survey initially issued (and published here) on Aug. 8; this updated version was released Aug. 15. Please refer to the corrected version by using this link.

Co-op diploma apprenticeship program to provide new technicians for industry

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-28
Oakville, ON – Sheridan College is offering a three-year Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program in Mechanical Technician-Tool Making to make it easier, cheaper and faster for individuals to pursue in-school and on-the-job training in a...

Job vacancies saw little change over last year in April

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-22
Ottawa - In April 2014, there were 227,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, little changed compared with April 2013, Statistics Canada reports. There were 6.1 unemployed people for every job vacancy, also little changed compared with...

Real minimum wage in Canada nearly identical in 1975 and 2013

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-16
Ottawa - In 2013, the average minimum wage in Canada amounted to $10.14 per hour. The 1975 minimum wage translated into 2013 dollars (that is, the real minimum wage) was almost identical at $10.13.