Career trend: The rise of temporary work in Canada

It turns out that an increasing number of people are working temporary or contract jobs, rather than in traditional full-time permanent roles. Those are the findings of a new report released last week from Statistics Canada. Stats Can defines temporary work as employment that has a predetermined end date or that will end as soon…

The 10 best jobs in Canada for 2019

Hard on the heels of the recent CareerCast list of the worst jobs to have this year, the team over at Canadian Business magazine have compiled the flip side. They have just published their annual report on the best career paths to follow in this country. Most of the top spots are positions in STEM…

The worst job in the world for 2019?

It isn’t great to be a taxi driver right now. The jobs ranking team over at CareerCast have just released their annual report on the best and worst career paths to be in. Much like last year, taxi drivers fall at the bottom of the list. It’s not difficult to see why. The job itself…

Canada sees largest single month job creation on record

The Canadian economy added 107,000 new jobs in April – the single greatest one-month jump in employment ever recorded since Statistics Canada began tracking this data in 1976. Those were the findings of the latest Labour Force Survey, released this morning. Year-over-year, employment grew by 426,000 jobs – with more people working full-time (+248,000) as…

Five increasingly valuable skills that cannot be automated

Job security may be a thing of the past as more and more traditional jobs are being automated and replaced by technology. Of course, as software, robots, and chatbots cause some occupations to become extinct, new opportunities are being created to fit the shifts in market trends and demands. The key to career longevity in…

Five things employers won’t tell you about the hiring process

Finding a job can be hard work. You have to search for available opportunities that fit with your skills and interests, painstakingly prepare your resume and cover letter, and practice your answers to job interview questions. Once you’ve done all that, you still only land an interview for a small fraction of the jobs you…

Canada’s best (and worst) cities for finding a job this spring

Wondering where all the jobs are? The economists at BMO have ranked 33 Canadian cities according to how robust their hiring climate is right now. How does your town measure up? It’s interesting to note that, not for the first time, the country’s biggest cities—Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary—have all fallen in the listings over…

Six career-destroying phrases you should never say at work

There are some innocuous-seeming expressions that could destroy your credibility or career prospects if you say them at work. Why? Because they can make you sound like a slacker, someone who doesn’t care about the team, or that you lack confidence in your own abilities. So, think before you speak – and whatever you do,…