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Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Rush for emergency financial aid may be too late for some newspapers

As part of the effort to help cushion the financial effects of the various COVID-19 shutdowns, the federal government initiated a number of emergency funding programmes. One is the  Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy which offers up to 78 per cent »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Canadians feel economic pain from COVID-19 will get worse

A new survey by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows Canadians are increasingly concerned about the economic health along with concerns about physical health connected to COVID-19 The survey showed over a quarter of respondents (27%) said they were barely »

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 »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees

Canadian organization says immigration system needs to better serve business’

According to a report by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the immigration system is not meeting the needs of small and mid-sized businesses in the country.  The CFIB is an organization that promotes the interests of small businesses in »

Economy, Society

Need a job? Here’s what’s hot in Canada for 2020

The common wisdom is that to be successful the in-demand jobs require a university degree. The latest information for jobs in Canada shows that to not necessarily be the case. Randstad Canada, a leading human resources company, has just released »

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 adds 27,700 jobs in May, unemployment rate falls to record low

The Canadian economy added 27,700 jobs in May pushing the unemployment rate to its lowest level since comparable data become available in 1976, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The unemployment rate was down 0.3 percentage points to 5.4 per cent, as the number of »

The LINK with (L-R) Marie-Claude, Terry, Lynn, and Marc

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK Online April 19, 20, 21, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Marie-Claude, Lynn, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Court case launched against “smart city” over privacy A project by the American firm Sidewalk Labs to turn a large section of downtown Toronto into a “smart city” »