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Employment growth remains subdued

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-04
Ottawa - Employment increased by 43,000 in March 2014, driven by gains among youths, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey. The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 6.9%. Overall employment growth in...

Trade show for students to target stigma of skilled trades

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-24
Burlington, ON — As Ontario struggles to find a solution to a labour shortage that will require an estimated 40,000 skilled workers over the next decade, stigma blocks a potential workforce that could play a large part in rectifying the...

Employers want college skills, university thinking

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-21
Toronto – A college education is becoming an increasingly attractive option for many prospective students who are seeking the right skills to fit an evolving job market.

Canada can learn from Germany on skills: Kenney

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-21
Ottawa - Canadians have much to learn from Germany’s famed apprenticeship system despite doubts it could succeed in Canada, Jason Kenney said as he wrapped up a fact-finding mission into how the European powerhouse streams its youth into...

Employment growth in natural resources up 9.6% in February but flat overall

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-07
Ottawa - Employment was little changed in February 2013, and the unemployment rate remained at 7.0%, Statistics Canada reports in its latest Labour Force Survey. There has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.

Show conference to offer multiple solutions for Canada's manufacturing industry

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-06
Toronto - Think manufacturing is only a get-down-and-dirty kind of business? Manufacturing has come a long way from past images, transforming into what is today a high-tech, leading-edge industry with plenty of job opportunities.

Ontario introduces bill to increase minimum wage to $11/h

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-25
Toronto − Ontario is introducing the Fair Minimum Wage Act today, which, if passed, would tie future annual minimum wage increases to Ontario's Consumer Price Index. Under the proposed legislation, increases to the general minimum wage...

Trainee program precedes apprenticeship for power line technicians

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-21
Abbotsford, BC − BC Hydro trades trainees practice climbing poles at the Abbotsford District Office as part of a two-year Trades Trainee program. The program provides training for future power line technicians.

PTDA Foundation raises $156,000 to help find next-generation employees

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-18
Chicago, IL – Research by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation has shown that while the power transmission/motion control products are essential to keeping industry moving, those who will be the next...

January sees slight job growth of 29,000

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-07
Ottawa − Employment rose by 29,000 in January 2014, the result of an increase in full-time work, Statistics Canada has revealed in its latest Labour Force Survey. The unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 7.0%.