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Six unemployed people for every job vacancy in Canada

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-18
Ottawa – Statistics Canada today said Canadian businesses reported 234,000 job vacancies in August 2014, relatively unchanged compared with August 2013. There were 6.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy, little changed from 12 months...

Ontario seeks views of employers and labour groups about prevention programs to improve health and safety

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-11
Toronto – Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is launching a public consultation on prevention programs to support strong workplace health and safety culture and performance.

Unemployment reaches lowest rate since November 2008

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-07
Ottawa - Employment in Canada has risen for the second consecutive month, up 43,000 in October 2014. This pushed the unemployment rate down 0.3 percentage points to 6.5%, the lowest rate since November 2008, reveals Statistics Canada in its...

Ontario passes legislation to increase minimum wage to $11

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-07
Toronto - Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, passed third reading with all party support in the Ontario legislature on Nov. 6, 2014. The legislation increases the minimum wage in the province to $11 per hour.

More than a quarter of university grads in Canada have lower-range literacy scores

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-05
Paris, France - In 2012, more than a quarter of university graduates in Canada aged 25 to 65 had a literacy score at the second level or below (out of five levels) in a survey on adult competencies led by the Organisation for Economic...

Getting just 10% of Canadian adults to move more would inject $7.5 billion into Canadian economy

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-03
Ottawa - According to a new report by The Conference Board of Canada, getting just 10% of Canadian adults to sit less and move more would reduce Canada's health care costs by $2.6 billion and inject $7.5 billion into the Canadian economy by the...

Employment up 74,000 in September, with largest increases in Ontario and Alberta

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-10
Ottawa - Employment increased by 74,000 in September 2014, nearly all in full-time work, Statistics Canada reports in its latest Labour Force Survey. This pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%, the lowest since...

BC school has been churning out skilled workers for 50 years

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-07
Burnaby, BC - It’s been 50 years since then-premier W.A.C. Bennett officially opened the doors of the BC Institute of Technology in Burnaby, and that milestone is being celebrated at the school that now has five campuses.

Building a business case for training in skilled trades

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-26
Ottawa – There is a business case that supports investment by skilled trades employers in essential skills training, according to a report released by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage...

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,...