Canada adds 54K jobs in September, unemployment dips to 5.5%

October 11, 2019

By Global News | The Canadian economy added a stronger-than-expected 53,700 net jobs in September, with all the gains coming in full-time work and largely driven by the services sector, Statistics Canada data said on Friday in one of its last major economic data releases before a national election....

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Discover who’s participating in communities and what’s preventing them from doing more

October 9, 2019

This summer, Vancouver Foundation surveyed 7,980 British Columbians on the state of community participation across the province. They wanted to know if people are participating less in their community or just differently; who’s most active and in what ways; and what motivates or limits them from doing more....

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British Columbia worst province in Canada for gender gap in hourly wages: Statistics Canada

October 9, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | Women in B.C. are earning on average almost 20 per cent less an hour than men, the largest gender pay gap in Canada....

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Neighbourhood dinner put on by immigrant youth helps connect communities

October 9, 2019

By CBC News | A group of immigrant and refugee youth will be cooking up a storm this Saturday as part of a community dinner at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House that celebrates new connections. The dinner, called the New (Taste) Buds Youth Food Share Community Dinner, is part of the City of Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival — a month-long festival celebrating community food traditions, culture and art through different events around the...

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These Syrian refugees became Canadians. Just in time to vote.

October 9, 2019

By MaClean’s | A small but growing number of the Syrian refugees who have resettled in Canada will be able to vote in this election. It’s a big moment when back home, an election was basically a “theatre act.” At first, Mohammad Joudi did not believe the voice on the other end of the phone. “I thought somebody was joking with me,” he recalls. “They asked if I wanted to...

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Canada’s skilled labour shortage: What does it mean for workers and employers?

October 9, 2019

By CTV News | Experts say Canada is in the midst of a skilled labour shortage – and it’s limiting the growth of businesses. According to a survey by the Business Development Bank of Canada, 53 per cent of small-and medium-sized enterprises say the labour shortage will cause them to limit business investment. ...

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