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Big Cities in Canada – Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver continued to see more people moving out

Population growth in Canada’s large urban regions slowed compared with the same period a year earlier (+1.3% compared with +1.7%). However, Canada continues to be more urbanized as the population of census metropolitan areas rose to 27.3 million (accounting for 71.8% of the total population). Urban sprawl continues, with Toronto and Montréal both experiencing record-high … Continue reading

Covid in Toronto – About 30% are struggling to pay essentials, like rent, food, and utilities

The Toronto Fallout Report captures seven months in the life of the COVID-19 pandemic in our city. This report applies an equity lens to data, issues and the analysis of the research. It documents the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalized populations and the organizations that serve them. At the same time, it surfaces the … Continue reading

Poverty – Breaking it through education : The Pathway program

A recent IZA Discussion Paper by Adam M. Lavecchia, Philip Oreopoulos and Robert S. Brown delivers encouraging evidence that comprehensive student support programs can indeed lead to meaningful, long-run labor market benefits, including higher employment rates and earnings and a reduced reliance on social assistance. Student support program in one of Toronto’s poorest community The … Continue reading

Canada – Cities where jobs are booming. But, is the Labour Force Survey right ?

You’d think that, as the epicentre of Canada’s oil industry, Calgary would be bleeding jobs these days. But apparently you’d be wrong. And you’d think that, with few signs in the data of a pickup in manufacturing and exports, Greater Toronto’s job market would be stumbling along. But, again, you’d be wrong. These two cities … Continue reading

Immigrants in Toronto / Many newcomers survive by participating in parallel economic activities research finds

Shadow Economies: Economic Survival Strategies Of Toronto Immigrant Communities documents the realities of many immigrants who are stymied at the edge of the economic mainstream. The research conducted by the Toronto East Local Immigration Partnership and funded by the Wellesley Institute shows that many newcomers survive by participating in parallel economic activities, often facing exploitation … Continue reading

Toronto / Its job market is hot

How does Toronto compare to the rest of the country in overall job growth? Toronto accounted for one in three of all jobs created in Canada between 2010 and 2013 thus far Continue reading

Young and Jobless in Ontario / A report by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Five years after the global economic meltdown, youth employment levels remain significantly depressed, tracking much lower than the national average. Continue reading

Sears Canada / Cutting 245 jobs with Offshoring IT

Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) is cutting 245 jobs, mostly at its head office in Toronto, and moving some of the work overseas Continue reading

Toronto / More than 200 high school teachers face layoffs

Hundreds of high school teachers could be laid off as the Toronto public board grapples with a $55-million deficit, according to a staffing report that also recommends cuts to secretaries and vice-principals. Last year, the Toronto District School Board axed 200 secondary teaching positions because of a drop in enrollment, and this year is recommending … Continue reading

TMX | To cut 100 jobs

TMX Group Ltd. plans to cut 100 jobs over the next 12 months as part of its integration of a clearing house and rival exchange it acquired as part of a takeover by a group of Canadian financial services players. The stock exchange operator’s president and chief executive, Thomas Kloet, announced the job cuts on … Continue reading

Toronto – Loblaw cuts 700 head office jobs

The decision by Loblaw Companies Limited to chop 700 jobs from the payroll in administration and at head office in Brampton on Tuesday was met with mixed reviews from analysts and investors. Loblaw has been upgrading its supply chain technology and infrastructure and while the job cuts may reflect greater efficiencies, Perry Caicco, managing director, … Continue reading

Ontario | Job training excludes half of unemployed

Making employment supports available to all job-seekers would level the playing field and help the province’s neediest escape poverty, says Ontario’s social services review commission, headed by Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh. The commission’s final report, to be released in June, will also include recommendations on how to improve the administration of the province’s two … Continue reading

Toronto | School Board cuts over 300 jobs

The Toronto District School Board has voted to eliminate 200 high school teaching jobs, 134 office staff and 17 elementary vice-principals. The cuts are meant to help the Board deal with a $85-million budget shortfall in 2012-13. There are reports that the board could face an additional $25 million on top of the $85 million … Continue reading

New Brunswick | Industrial Rail Services facing major layoffs – – CBC News

The issue means 200 employees at Industrial Rail Services could be affected, depending on how long it takes to fix the problem, according to Dick Carpenter, the company’s president… via Via Rail car restorer facing major layoffs – New Brunswick – CBC News.

SunOpta to restructure some units, cut 6 pct jobs | Reuters

SunOpta Inc said it will restructure some of its underperforming segments and cut about 6 percent of its workforce. The Toronto-based organic food processor said it will shut down its fruit segment and create a new consumer products group to focus on non-grains based consumer packaged goods. SunOpta expects to incur severance costs of about … Continue reading

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