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How Saskatchewan reached the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Angelina Irinici | Jul 3, 2014 2:57 pm

Earlier this year, Saskatchewan reached the lowest level of unemployment noted since Statistics Canada started keeping records in 1976. Here are three reasons why that happened, and what it means for the province’s economy.


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Saskatoon

What’s it like to move to Saskatchewan? We asked three people

Angelina Irinici| Jun 13, 2014 5:44 pm


While some areas of the country have high unemployment and others are dealing with labour shortages, more people are being advised to relocate for work. But what is it really like to change provinces for a job?



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Labour mismatch

Job mismatch: Canada sees losses – while some regions hit historically low unemployment

Peter Harris| May 9, 2014 3:33 pm


Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey for April this morning, showing that employment decreased by 29,000 last month. At the same time there are areas of the country seeing the lowest levels of unemployment ever recorded.



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Entrepreneur

Saskatchewan a great place for young entrepreneurs

Angelina Irinici| Apr 16, 2014 2:08 pm


The rapid growth Saskatchewan has been experiencing is partly due to the numerous entrepreneurs in the province, and many of the new businesses popping up are started by young entrepreneurs. The new start-up scene?



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Technician

Ten jobs that pay more in Regina than in Toronto or Montreal

Peter Harris| Mar 14, 2014 5:53 pm


Want to increase the size of your paycheque? Make a career move to the west. Recent reports from Statistics Canada have shown us that Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment of all of the provinces.



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Why people are flocking to Saskatchewan

Five reasons why people are flocking to Saskatchewan for work

Angelina Irinici| Mar 14, 2014 5:50 pm


The high wages, ample job opportunities in various industries, and continuing economic growth are attracting people from all over to pick up and move to Saskatchewan. Here’s a look at some of the most compelling reasons to make a move.



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Canadian salaries

So, how much are we earning? The average Canadian salaries by industry and region

Peter Harris| Feb 1, 2014 9:12 am


Curious about how much money people are making? We take a look at what the average Canadian earns in 2014, how much different professions pay, and who’s bringing home the really big bucks.



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Downtown regina

Canada’s most (and least) attractive destinations for work

Peter Harris| Nov 21, 2013 3:04 pm


A new study has ranked 19 Canadian cities and regions according to such criteria as job opportunities, income and cost of living. Here’s where your prospects are looking the best … and where you shouldn’t consider moving to right now.



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The latest employment news

Canadian unemployment rate holds steady at a five-year low

Peter Harris| Nov 8, 2013 10:52 am


The Canadian economy created 13,200 jobs in October, leaving the national unemployment rate unchanged at its five-year low of 6.9%. Here’s what Workopolis is forecasting for the job market moving forward.



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Canadian salaries

Report: Canadian starting salaries to increase by 4% in 2014

Peter Harris| Oct 18, 2013 10:42 am


Several reports have come out this week with projections for where Canadian paycheques are headed over the coming year. Here’s a look at what we’re earning now, and who is expected to see the biggest increases in 2014.



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