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Feds’ budget cuts would cost 108,000 fewer jobs to the Canadian economy

The Canadian economy could grow at a slower pace, and have 108,000 fewer jobs as the federal government cuts more than $5 billion in spending and eliminates the deficit by 2015, according to a report from Parliament’s spending watchdog. The economic and fiscal outlook from Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, released Wednesday morning, also predicts … Continue reading

Canadians Among the Most Satisfied Employees in the World finds Randstad

According to the latest Randstad Workmonitor study, which surveys employees in 32 countries around the world, one out of three Canadians say they are very satisfied with their current employer – placing Canadians amongst the highest employee satisfaction levels reported globally. The Randstad Workmonitor asked workers from around the world to rank their satisfaction level … Continue reading

Canada | A national strategy aimed at finding jobs for unemployed centrally managed

An under-reported aspect of the federal budget is the Harper government’s plan to modify unemployment programs in order to better match workers with employers struggling with labour shortages. The strategy will increase retraining for unemployed Canadians, while making it more difficult for employers to hire workers from aboard when unemployed Canadians are available. Those facts … Continue reading

Is it 75 now instead of 65?

Much has been written about the fact that financial necessity is making Canadians decide to stay in the work force past the traditional retirement age of 65. But there’s also a growing grey market of seniors who are choosing to recommit to their careers in their 60s and 70s. Older workers have dominated recent gains … Continue reading

Harper Government Ensuring Canadian Aerospace Industry Soars – MarketWatch

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, pledged continued government support of Canada’s aerospace and space sectors and officially launched the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies. “The Harper Government is focusing on what matters to Canadians-job creation and economic growth,” said Minister Paradis. “Canadian aerospace and space sectors are leaders in … Continue reading

Canada | Older workers age 60-plus represent 8 per cent of the workforce, but account for 30 per cent of new job gains –

The face of the Canadian worker is changing. Gone are the days of hitting the magic retirement age, and heading off to travel and enjoy life. More Canadians are working past 60, some well into their 70s, often because they can’t afford to retire. And getting squeezed in some cases, are other job-seekers, including new … Continue reading

Global BC | Top post-retirement jobs

We’ve said our goodbyes to Freedom 55 and by the looks of things, it seems we’ll be kicking Freedom 65 to the curb. According to a recent survey done by Sun Life Financial, their annual Unretirement Index poll indicates that approximately three in 10 Canadians are planning to work until 66 or older. Does this … Continue reading

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