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Today, more than six million Canadians — 40 per cent of Canada’s workers — toil in low-paying routine service jobs, preparing and serving our food, waiting on us in stores and retail shops, doing office work, and providing a wide range of personal and health care service , from cutting our hair and giving us massages , to taking care of our kids and aging parents. These service workers take home a median wage of...
What direction is the Canadian labour market going?  Canadian Immigrant  takes a look at current stats, and some of the in-demand professions today and for the future. A positive path To look at the numbers, the jobs outlook in Canada is moving down a positive path. This spring, the labour market saw a strong wave of new jobs, as hiring rose in the private sector, particularly in full-time work, according to Statistics...
Though a 2013 Oxford study mentioned that almost 50 per cent of all US jobs could be computerised within 20 years, 63 per cent of respondents to a Monster.com survey felt nothing could take away their jobs in the next 50 years or so. This shows that too many people are unaware of the automation wave that is coming soon. Food service and manufacturing are predicted to be the first job industries which would be taken over by robots and AI...
  Globally in-demand graduates, alumni in leadership roles and high levels of engagement with employers are just some of the reasons the University of Toronto has one of the best graduate employability outcomes in the world, says a new independent study. U of T is the top-ranked Canadian university and 15 th  in the world – up from 19 th  last year – in the  2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings , which...
Toronto police 55 Division welcomed eight new officers in 2015, and are hiring again. - Metroland file photo Eighty new police officers will soon be hired in Toronto. The Toronto Police Service announced on Tuesday, Sept. 12 that it’s accepting applications for the position of cadet-in-training to support “community-centric policing, diversity and inclusion.” The job posting, police said, describes qualifications...
While you know Mississauga is a great place to live and work, you might be surprised to learn exactly how good it is for people looking to score their dream jobs. Express Employment Professionals recently released its f ourth annual Top 50 Top Job Markets in Canada report  and, believe it or not, Mississauga is the sixth hottest job market in terms of major Canadian cities with populations exceeding 250,000 people. The report also...
The growing healthcare sector will provide thousands of jobs in the coming years, including many suitable for older mid-career people who might have no experience in the field, said Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor. The Sengkang General and Community hospitals opening next year, and five new polyclinics in the next three years, will need 9,000 more people - half of them professionals, managers, executives and technicians...
Edmonton added 2,000 full-time jobs in August even as its unemployment rate climbed to 8.7 per cent, city chief economist John Rose said Friday. The gains, which followed two consecutive months of job losses, were in sectors such as professional services, health care and energy, Rose reported in his  analysis of the latest numbers  from Statistics Canada's labour force survey. Edmonton economy sheds jobs for second...
A labour advocacy group is calling for changes to B.C.'s Employment Standards Act, saying the current legislation is failing to protect workers including the province's burgeoning tech sector. The  B.C. Employment Standards Coalition  released a  report today documenting 145 stories of alleged abuse or exploitation in the workplace, with a series of recommendations to improve workers rights and modernize employment...
Colin Horgan is a writer and journalist in Toronto and a frequent contributor to Maclean's magazine and the Guardian. From September 2014 to December 2015 he was a speechwriter for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada. If you were somehow under the impression that money does not talk in Canadian politics, let the latest epic, headline-hogging dust-up over income tax reform disabuse you of that notion. Money matters. And the...
The videogame maker Ubisoft is opening a new office in Saguenay as part of plans to expand in Quebec over the next decade. The France-based company, which already has a major presence in Montreal, said the Saguenay office could grow to 125 employees within five years. The office will focus on the "development of connected experiences that allow millions of players to meet and interact on online game...