Jobs

People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Economy added 31,000 jobs in October, unemployment rate hits pandemic-era low

The economy added 31,000 jobs in October, Statistics Canada reported Friday, bringing…

 

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. leads in job creation numbers, but more work ahead, says recovery minister

Kahlon says the provincial jobless rate has fallen below six per cent

 

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canada adds 157,000 jobs in September, returning to pre-pandemic levels

The country’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 per cent

 

Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Gig apps offer part-time, no-commitment work in a pandemic economy

Apps are helping form an ultra-short-term worker-employee relationships

Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Conservative MP Tom Kmiec waves to the crowd during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Newborn daughter’s death inspires MP’s bill on bereavement leave for parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec says a day or two off not enough for some grieving parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec waves to the crowd during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Despite economic reopening, students still worry about lack of summer work

Concerns raised about the ability of young people to earn enough to help cover tuition in the fall

Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The economy lost almost 213,000 jobs in January but in February regained those numbers and added many more in Canada. (Pixabay)

Unemployment rate falls in February to lowest since March 2020: StatsCan

The Canadian economy added 259,000 new jobs this February

The economy lost almost 213,000 jobs in January but in February regained those numbers and added many more in Canada. (Pixabay)
US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak
The International Labor Organization warned of the “danger” that young workers could face, from inability to get proper training or gain access to jobs, in a May 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Job losses among young risks creating ‘lock-down generation’

“Danger of long-term exclusion”

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The International Labor Organization warned of the “danger” that young workers could face, from inability to get proper training or gain access to jobs, in a May 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April
Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate soared to 13.0 per cent in April as the full force of the pandemic hit compared with 7.8 per cent in March, in a May 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

Unemployment rate soars to 13.0 per cent

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate soared to 13.0 per cent in April as the full force of the pandemic hit compared with 7.8 per cent in March, in a May 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return
Statistics Canada releases March unemployment rate for cities, in an April 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Statistics Canada releases March unemployment rate for cities, in an April 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canada lost more than 1,000,000 jobs in March, says Statistics Canada. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canada lost more than 1,000,000 jobs in March, says Statistics Canada. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)