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Canada sees biggest monthly job losses since the start of the recession

Peter Harris| Apr 5, 2013 10:22 am


There was little good news in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost nearly 55,000 jobs in March, bringing the national unemployment rate back up to 7.2%. Where were the biggest losses?



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What people are misunderstanding about the work-from-home debate

Christina Bruce| Apr 3, 2013 07:23 am


Working from home is making headlines again thanks to Yahoo’s famous decision to ban it. Have they get the wrong idea? Here’s why the policy has good intentions, but falls short.



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Job vacancies vs. unemployment – Where the competition for jobs is heating up

Peter Harris| Mar 20, 2013 11:44 am


Statistics Canada has released its job vacancies report comparing the number of open positions by region and industry to the number of corresponding unemployed people. Where is the competition for jobs fiercest, and where are candidates in the driver’s seat?



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Why a candidate might not work for you

Christina Bruce| Mar 15, 2013 11:15 am


There are lots of reasons an offer is turned down. A new survey has found that 52% of people have said no to a job for one specific reason. Find out what it is.



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How your Facebook likes are revealing private personal information about you

Peter Harris| Mar 13, 2013 04:06 pm


New research from Cambridge University shows that what you like on Facebook can reveal whether you’re gay or straight, smart or dumb, liberal or conservative, and more – even if you don’t make any of that information public on your profile.



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Survey reveals the hiring intentions of Canadian employers for the spring of 2013

Peter Harris| Mar 12, 2013 09:47 am


More good news on the Canadian job market. A survey of nearly 2,000 employers from across regions and industries shows that this country can expect hiring to remain strong throughout the spring.



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Canadian economy adds over 50,000 more jobs in February

Peter Harris| Mar 8, 2013 12:52 pm


While economists had been predicting only modest job creation for this country last month, the Canadian economy far surpassed expectations with robust hiring. Ontario and B.C. saw the biggest gains, while Manitoba and Quebec took a hit.



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The 5 hardest jobs to fill in Canada this year

Christina Bruce| Mar 6, 2013 12:19 pm


We’ve all come across those tough-to-fill jobs. But what are the toughest of them all? We take a look specifically at the Canadian landscape to come up with the five hardest jobs to fill in Canada for 2013.



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Study confirms: Women work harder than men

Christina Bruce| Mar 1, 2013 11:38 am


When 3M issued a study to look the impact of putting a protective filter on their internet, they ended up accidentally proving a long-debated issue — that women work harder than men. Find out how.



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Canadian paycheques on the rise: Here’s what we’re earning at the start of 2013

Peter Harris| Feb 26, 2013 01:56 pm


Statistics Canada has just released their report on payroll and earnings in Canada, and it looks like we’re making more money than we were a year ago. Which regions and industries saw the biggest raises, and who lagged behind?



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