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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,...

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.