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Future of Jobs in Canada – How will Canadian youth be prepared to the shift from a jobs economy to a skills economy

Canada is facing a quiet crisis. In the coming decade, half of all jobs will be disrupted by technology and automation. Some will change dramatically. Others will disappear completely, replaced by jobs that are yet to be invented. We are living through an era of radical change, with the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and … Continue reading

 Employment Insurance Coverage in Canada, 2017 – Eligibility rate down for youth and for people aged 45 and over

The eligibility rate for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 84.3% in 2017, little changed from the previous year. The eligibility rate was also little changed for men and women, but was down for youth and those aged 45 and over. Infographic Employment Insurance coverage and eligibility Eligibility rate down for youth and for people aged 45 and … Continue reading

Les Réfugiés au Canada – Vont moins aux études postsecondaires que les immmigrants d’autres catégories

Bon nombre d’immigrants au Canada en âge de travailler se sont inscrits à des programmes d’études postsecondaires après leur arrivée afin de mettre à jour leurs diplômes d’études ou d’améliorer leurs perspectives d’emploi. Dans l’ensemble, 28% des immigrants admis de 2002 à 2005 (en âge de travailler, de 25 à 54 ans) se sont inscrits à des programmes d’études postsecondaires dans une école canadienne … Continue reading

Le Temps Partiel au Canada en 2017 — Qui et pourquoi?

Certaines personnes choisissent de travailler à temps partiel par choix personnel ou pour répondre à d’autres priorités, comme prendre soin de ses enfants ou faire des études. D’autres travaillent à temps partiel, car du travail à temps plein n’est pas disponible, souvent du fait de la situation économique. À partir des données de l’Enquête sur … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, October 2018 – Little changed with unemployment at 5.8%

Employment was little changed in October. The unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage points to 5.8% as fewer people searched for work. Since November 2017, the unemployment rate has ranged from 5.8% to 6.0%. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Labour Force Survey, October 2018

Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada – Micro-managed by bureaucrats

I’m no genius. But I don’t think I’m a dummy either. After  practicing immigration law for 40 years, I should be able to navigate any immigration system. I mean, that’s why I have successfully written all of the toughest bar exams in the U.S. and in Canada, right? Well, after four decades, I’ve met my fiercest competitor … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, August 2018 – Employment fell by 52,000 and unemployment up at 6.0%

Following two months of increases, employment fell by 52,000 in August. Part-time employment declined by 92,000 while full-time employment edged up. At the same time, the unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 6.0%. On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 172,000 or 0.9%. Full-time employment increased (+326,000 or +2.2%), while the number of people working part-time declined (-154,000 or -4.3%). Over the same period, total hours … Continue reading

Workforce Development with Sectoral Initiatives Program in Canada – A high levels of stakeholder engagement

Alignment with priorities and needs The Program is aligned with the priorities and strategic outcomes of the Government of Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada. The Program aligns with the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour’s Mandate Letter, which tasks the Minister with ensuring “Canadians get the skills they need for good quality … Continue reading

Precarious Work Among Skilled Professionals in Canada – 26 per cent work full-time and 60 per cent don’t have a pension plan or RRSP, nor do they get sick pay

Based on a national survey of professionals about precarious working conditions, the first of its kind, No Safe Harbour: Precarious Work and Economic Insecurity Among Skilled Professionals in Canada shows professionals across the country are not immune to the hallmarks of precarious work: no steady income, no pension, no benefits, no sick pay. Even full-time … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Canada – New heights CFIB finds

The rate of job vacancies rose again in the year’s second quarter to 3.1 per cent, the highest vacancy rate ever observed by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Help Wanted report since the series’ inception in 2004. An estimated 397,400 jobs have sat vacant for at least four months. “Although the national vacancy … Continue reading

Canada – The differences between self-employed and business owners

Entrepreneurial activity has long been argued as an important driver of innovation, job creation, and productivity growth. However, measuring entrepreneurial activity is not easy. Traditionally, many studies have approximated entrepreneurship with a broadly defined measure that includes a heterogeneous group of individuals. They include self-employed workers such as commission salespersons, professionals running unincorporated firms such … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, July 2018 – Employment rose by 54,000, unemployment rate declined to 5.8%

Employment rose by 54,000 in July, driven by gains in part-time work. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 5.8%. In the 12 months to July, employment grew by 246,000 (+1.3%). These gains were largely the result of growth in full-time work (+211,000 or +1.4%). Over this period, the total number of hours worked rose by 1.3%. Highlights Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland and … Continue reading

Job Search in Canada – 12% are looking for a new job while working against 5% 20 years ago

Workers may want to change jobs for any number of reasons, which are not always related to poor working conditions. The criteria used to determine what defines a “better job” differs from one person to another, and evolves through different stages of life. For young parents, for example, their job search could be largely motivated … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, June 2018 – Employment rose by 32,000 and unemployment up at 6.0%

After two consecutive months of little change, employment rose by 32,000 in June. With more people searching for work, the unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 6.0%. Compared with June 2017, employment increased by 215,000 or 1.2%, with all the growth in full-time work. Over the same period, total hours worked grew by 1.4%. Overall employment was little changed in the first six … Continue reading

L’Emploi au Canada et au Québec, Juin 2018 – Le taux de chômage passe à 6,0 % et 5,4 %

Après peu de variation en deux mois consécutifs, l’emploi a progressé de 32 000 en juin. Comme les personnes à la recherche de travail étaient plus nombreuses, le taux de chômage a augmenté de 0,2 point de pourcentage, passant à 6,0 %. Par rapport à juin 2017, l’emploi a progressé de 215 000 ou de 1,2 %, et cette progression est entièrement attribuable au travail à temps plein. … Continue reading

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