Amazon plans to open new distribution centre in Edmonton area; hire 600 workers
It will be the company’s 11th distribution facility in Canada.
Memory chip maker Micron announces US$3B expansion in Virginia
Investment expected to create 1,100 jobs.
Labour posts ninth straight gain as jobless rate dips to 6.2%
August figures also show a long-awaited improvement in wage growth.
Canadian economy adds jobs for eighth consecutive month, though pace slows
Unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 6.3%, its lowest level since October 2008.
Foxconn expects US investment agreement by August
Planned display panel factory could generate as many as 50,000 jobs.
Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap
President accepts challenge from Salesforce.com’s CEO to create 5 million apprenticeships over five years.
Liberals seeking ways to change youth employment programs
Review will be designed to better target young Canadians who need the most help to get into the changing labour market.
Labour market crushes expectations with surprise surge of 77,000 full time jobs
Manufacturing sector adds 23,300 positions.
Growth council’s new tasks: unlock business spending, broaden job skills help
Plans include help for skills to address rapidly transforming workforce needs.
Workforce automation could intensify income inequality, Central Bank warns
More emphasis on education and skills training is necessary to help businesses adjust to a potentially difficult transition.
Canada’s labour markets pumps out 19,400 jobs in March
Manufacturing sector adds 24,400 positions, mostly in Ontario and Alberta.
Trump claims Ford has plans to invest in three Michigan auto plants
President has vowed to create jobs by deterring companies from outsourcing employment needs.
How robots could upend different professions
The federal budget will examine the potential of artificial intelligence to disrupt industries, politics, and societies.
Unemployment rate drops to lowest level in two years
Most job gains in February came from full-time work, offset by a decline in the number of people working part-time.
Part time work, private sector add 48,300 jobs in January
Increases helped drop the unemployment rate to 6.8% from 6.9%.
Trump, Trudeau to meet Feb. 13 after weeks of back and forth over agenda
PM commits to highlighting Canadian values, principles, and maintaining the close integration between Canada and the US.
Canada must rethink skills training as automation eliminates jobs
Up to 40% of existing Canadian jobs will disappear over the coming decade as technology automates their work.
Growth in part time work creates dark underside to rosy jobs numbers
60,400 full-time positions were created in 2016, less than half the number gained in each of the past two years.
Canada’s labour market rode wave of part time jobs in 2016
The number of full-time positions created (60,400) was so low it was statistically insignificant in the year-end review.
Finland commits to basic income for unemployed residents
Two thousand randomly picked citizens will receive $587 per month over the duration of the two-year trial.
Plans for middle class aimed at preventing anti-trade backlash, Trudeau says
PM acknowledges Canadians are not immune to anxiety fuelling anti-globalization, anti-trade, anti-immigration sentiment.
Tata Steel commits to UK steel plants, securing 8,000 jobs
Business was losing $1.4 million a day due to high costs and a glut of cheap Chinese steel in global markets.
Trump to inherit solid but uneven economy: report
Unemployment rate sank in November to 4.6%, a nine-year low.
Hiring plans stall as 65% of oil and gas companies trim staff
15% expect some growth and about half predict stability, according to Hays Canada survey.
Alberta on track for $10.8 billion deficit
But the province adds 25,000 jobs in the last three months, manufacturing shipments increase.
Canada adds 67,200 jobs in September
Help from boost in part time, self employed work.
Clinton gets under Trump’s skin in first Presidential debate
White House hopefuls trade jabs on the economy, unreleased tax returns and private e-mail servers.
Tory leadership hopeful goes after IMF head for ‘left wing ideology’
Former cabinet minister Tony Clement said the Trudeau government’s “tax and spend” strategy that will not create jobs.
Job market bounces back in August after big drop
Economy created 26,200 net new jobs last month, compared with a loss of 31,200 in July.
Retirements will leave Asia-Pacific Gateway initiative short on workers
Nearly 110,000 jobs will open up across the province by 2025, study says.
Strong growth to eliminate Ontario deficit in 2017: Wynne
Higher exports and household spending are driving growth, which is expected to maintain momentum over the next two years.
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
Deal brings together the world’s leading professional cloud with the world’s leading professional network.