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Economy, Immigration & Refugees

GTA immigrants have trouble climbing corporate ladder: report

While many immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area have made great strides in landing their first job in Canada, very few of them make it to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, according to a new study. The study,» 

Economy

Canadian economy lost 1,800 jobs in October, unemployment rate steady

The number of people working in Canada dipped slightly in October as the manufacturing and construction sectors lost jobs, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 per cent. Statistics Canada said Friday the economy lost 1,800 jobs in October,» 

Economy

Canada added 81,000 jobs in August, mostly part time: Statistics Canada

Canada’s economy surprised economists once again by churning out 81,100 net new positions last month, according to a new job data released by Statistics Canada Friday. However, the bulk of these new jobs were part time, concentrated in the services» 

Economy

Canada sheds 7,200 jobs in March: Statistics Canada

The Canadian economy lost 7,200 jobs in March on the heels of six months of continuous job growth, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday. Despite the loss, Statistics Canada’s labour force survey found the unemployment rate held firm last month at» 

Politics

As provincial budget approaches, Quebec Bar sounds alarm on dire state of Nunavik justice system

With the Quebec provincial budget scheduled for later this month, the Quebec Bar Association is demanding immediate, short-term investments to address justice system shortfalls in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec. “The justice needs in the North are urgent,» 

Society

Lack of staff forces legal aid closure in Inuit region of Arctic Quebec

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The legal aide office in Kuujjuaq, the administrative capital of the Inuit region of Nunavik, Quebec, will be temporarily shut down in March after an inability to recruit» 

Economy, International, Society

Only about one quarter of Canadians satisfied with their job

A recent survey shows only 27 per cent of Canadians say they are satisfied with their current employer and are not interested in a new job.. The survey commissioned by Ceridian a global human resources agency, shows 37 per cent» 

Economy

Canada’s unemployment falls to lowest in 40 years

The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 40 years as the Canadian economy closed out a calendar year by pumping out 78,600 jobs, including 23,700 full-time jobs. That brought Canada’s unemployment rate to 5.7 per cent» 

Economy

Canada churns out ‘astounding’ 54,500 jobs in May

Canada’s economy generated a surprisingly strong wave of new jobs last month as the country churned out 77,000 full-time positions, Statistics Canada said Friday. Overall, 54,400 jobs were added in May after accounting for declines in other categories including part-time» 

Politics

Social media comment sinks another politician

Politicians and employers checking social media records Matt MacKnight had hoped to enter provincial politics in Nova Scotia. Like many politicians, and would be politicians before him, things seemed to be going well, but then his social media activity caught»