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Economy, Politics

Canada lost nearly 2 million jobs in April amid pandemic: Statistics Canada

Canada’s economy lost nearly two million jobs in April as the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shut down entire non-essential industries, the country’s national statistics agency reported Friday. The loss of 1,993,800 jobs in April came on top of more than one »


Canada lost more than 1M jobs in March due to COVID-19

Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s national statistics agency reported Thursday. In addition, the monthly Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey showed there were 1.3 million more »

Economy, Health

COVID-19 job losses: Potentially millions in Canada, millions more worldwide

As businesses are ordered closed, and companies lay off workers, the unemployed rate is soaring. Last week claims for federal “employement insurance” (EI) jumped to 500,000. Employment insurance in Canada provides temporary payments for a specific length of time for »

Economy, Health

Canadian organization calls COVID-19 outbreak disaster for small businesses

A survey released this morning from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), found that 60 per cent of small businesses have reported a significant drop in sales due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The CFIB, which is an organization that »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Jobs scams; frustration, expense, hurt

You’re looking for a job via your computer and the internet, and you get a response. Many sooner or regrettably later find out it’s a scam. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre recorded over 1,700 complaints of employment fraud in 2019. Of »


Canada pumps out 35K full-time jobs in January

Canada’s economy added 35,000 jobs in January, nearly all of them full-time positions, pushing the unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The latest job gains meant Canada’s economy added 298,000 new jobs over the last »

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, »


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, »


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 »


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 »