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Covid and Self-employed in Canada – Those who also had T4 earnings before the pandemic are in a better position

A new study looks at the degree of reliance on self-employment income by self-employed individuals with and without additional T4 earnings (wages and salaries for which an individual receives a T4 slip) and how this may affect their ability to deal with the post-COVID-19 financial strain. The presence of T4 earnings in the total income … Continue reading

Future of Work in Canada – Enhance the adaptation of the labour force

Achievement of a decent level of growth in Canadian per-capita incomes in the years ahead depends crucially on an increase in the number of hours worked relative to the size of our population—and even more importantly on the quality of output from each of those hours. Like a steady drip, Canada’s labour force participation rate … Continue reading

From CERB to EI – Could leave millions worse off with 482,000 who won’t transfer to anything else

More than 4 million Canadians will be affected when the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) winds down on September 27. 2.1 million CERB recipients will be eligible for CERB’s replacement, Canada’s revamped Employment Insurance (EI)—but 781,000 of them won’t be automatically ported to EI. They will have to manually apply and hope for success. Almost … Continue reading

Covid et l’Assurance-Emploi au Canada – Un taux de cotisation d’au moins 1,93$ après le gel

Aujourd’hui, la Commission de l’assurance-emploi du Canada (CAEC) a établi le taux de cotisation d’assurance‑emploi pour 2021 à 1,58 $ pour chaque tranche de 100 $ de gains assurables pour les employés, et à 2,21 $ pour les employeurs, qui paient 1,4 fois le taux des employés. Cela demeure inchangé par rapport au taux de … Continue reading

COVID et PBI au Canada (Q2, 2020) – Un recul de 38,7 %, un record

Exprimé en taux annualisé, le PIB réel a reculé de 38,7 % au deuxième trimestre. À titre de comparaison, le PIB réel aux États-Unis a diminué de 31,7 %. Le produit intérieur brut (PIB) réel a reculé de 11,5 % au deuxième trimestre, après avoir diminué de 2,1 % au premier trimestre. La baisse enregistrée … Continue reading

Payroll employment in Canada (June 2020) – Up but still a decrease of 2.7 million (-15.7%) since February

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions is reflected in June payroll employmentThe number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer, measured in the SEPH as payroll employment, rose by 666,500 (+4.9%) in June. This followed three consecutive months of declines—March (-0.9 million), April (-1.9 million) and May (-0.5 million)—and brought the total payroll employment change since February to a decrease … Continue reading

What’s Next in Canada ? Chrystia Freeland at TED Talk in 2013

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the … Continue reading

Post-Secondary Graduate Earnings in Canada – They vary by credential and the spread between higher and lower earners is wide and grows over time within each credential

Choices about post-secondary education (PSE) launch individuals onto their future educational and career paths. These decisions are vitally important to Canada’s economic prosperity as well to many individual and social outcomes. Against this backdrop, this joint LMIC-EPRI report provides extensive new evidence on the labour market earnings of PSE graduates. Key findings Earnings vary by … Continue reading

Job Market in Canada – Still has long way to go despite jobs bounce says CIBC’s Benjamin Tal

CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal speaks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the latest Canadian unemployment numbers, and what might happen as the government transitions CERB recipients into an updated EI program.

Job Report in Canada (July 2020) – Employment rose by 419,000 (+2.4%), within 1.3 million (-7.0%) of its pre-COVID February level

Employment continues to rebound in July From February to April, 5.5 million Canadian workers were affected by the COVID-19 economic shutdown. This included a drop in employment of 3.0 million and a COVID-related increase in absences from work of 2.5 million. Employment rose by 419,000 (+2.4%) in July, compared with 953,000 (+5.8%) in June. Combined with gains of 290,000 in May, this brought employment to within 1.3 million (-7.0%) of … Continue reading

L’Emploi au Québec, juillet 2020 – Hausse de 98 000 (+2,4 %), le ramenant à 94,4 % de son niveau observé avant la COVID-19

L’emploi au Québec a augmenté de 98 000 (+2,4 %) en juillet; cette augmentation s’ajoute aux hausses observées au cours des deux mois précédents et ramène l’emploi à 94,4 % de son niveau observé avant la COVID-19. La hausse de l’emploi observée en juillet est entièrement survenue dans le travail à temps partiel. Le taux de chômage a reculé de 1,2 point de … Continue reading

Covid and Women’s Labour Force Participation in Canada – Pandemic threatens decades of gains

COVID downturn sees job losses eclipse those of any other recession Canada has been roiled by a recession unlike any other – one distinguished not just by the overall magnitude of damage it has inflicted on the economy but by the specific, unprecedented blow it has dealt to women. In a matter of months, the … Continue reading

Covid and High School and Postsecondary Graduates in Canada – They could lose $25,000 or more over the next 5 years

Graduates could lose $25,000 or more over the next 5 years if the labour market does not improve soon If the youth unemployment remains close to its June rate of 27.5% for the remainder of the year, this year’s graduates could lose $25,000 or more during the next 5 years compared to what previous graduates … Continue reading

COVID in Canada – The impact on manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting measures to prevent its spread (social distancing, travel restrictions, school and business closures) have led to unprecedented job loss and economic upheaval across Canada. Data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) confirm that the economic impact of this health crisis affects different sectors in unique ways. Previous LMI Insight Reports … Continue reading

L’Emploi Salarié au Canada et Québec, mai 2020 – Le nombre a fléchi en mai, en baisse de 585 100 (-4,1 %), pour une baisse totale depuis février de 3,4 millions (-19,9 %).

Le nombre d’emplois salariés, c’est-à-dire le nombre de Canadiens qui reçoivent une rémunération de leur employeur, est mesuré dans le cadre de l’Enquête sur l’emploi, la rémunération et les heures travaillées. Ce nombre a fléchi de 585 100 en mai (-4,1 %). Cela fait suite aux reculs observés en mars (-0,9 million) et en avril … Continue reading

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