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Job Market Slows in May

Canada’s unemployment rate held steady at 7.3 per cent in May following two months of large gains. Statistics Canada said Friday the economy created 7,700 new jobs last month. That wasn’t enough to move the employment rate one way or the other, although it was slightly ahead of the 5,000 gains that economists were expecting. […]

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Oilsands Critics put Spotlight on Foreign Ownership

Anti-oilsands activists hit back at recent criticism of foreign funding of environmental charities Thursday by releasing a report showing oilsands companies are overwhelmingly foreign-owned. ForestEthics Advocacy — a spin-off of ForestEthics, which is a registered charity — released a shareholder analysis conducted using Bloomberg statistics that found 71 per cent of all companies operating in […]

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Job Prospects Poor, Study Predicts

A new report from The Conference Board of Canada suggests job seekers may be in for a tough time in the next few months. The Ottawa-based economic research group said Friday its monthly help-wanted index survey suggests hiring prospects will be poor, falling in 17 of 26 metropolitan areas it surveys, including nine out of […]


How to Cope with Unemployment

Monday is the day of love, but if you are one of 1.4 million unemployed Canadians, chocolates and flowers may be the last thing on your mind. Two weeks ago, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spoke pessimistically in the House of Commons about employment prospects in 2011. He said the best we could hope for was […]