Ten high-demand jobs in Canada for 2020 (and what they pay)

The jobs that employers are struggling to fill right now span the spectrum of career paths, from healthcare to high tech, from blue collar to white. So, whatever field of work you are looking to be employed in, you’re likely to have plenty of options over the coming months. Based on data from Statistics Canada,…

Report: How much a Master’s degree boosts your salary by field of study

Graduating with a Master’s degree can boost your pay by an average of 40% – 47% in Canada. Those are the findings of a new study released this morning by Statistics Canada. To determine those numbers, Stats Can followed the careers of over one million students who achieved graduate degrees over a half-decade period. Their…

Women choose lower paying university majors than men

Women choose lower paying university majors than men. New research has found this to be the case even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earning prospects, and asked the question of why. Even when women prioritize earnings, other preferences win out Sociologist Natasha Quadlin…

Four reasons why December is a great time for finding a new job

It’s that time of year again – we’ve reached the last month of 2019. In December, many people get busy with their holiday plans and upcoming vacations. December tends to be the slowest month of the year for jobs being advertised online. Therefore, many job seekers put their job searching on hold until ramping up…

Nearly half of Canadian millennials work the gig economy

Nearly one in five Canadians is, or has at some point been, engaged in the gig economy. And if you look only at millennials, that number more than doubles, according to an Angus Reid poll. One in five Canadians have or do work the gig economy The survey asked Canadians about their experience with and…

12 networking don’ts

Don’t mess up your job and career prospects with these networking don’ts. Networking is a necessity for anyone who wants to find a job and/or advance their career. You have to get out there and meet people, since it’s through people that you’re likely to find many great opportunities. Networking doesn’t just happen at industry…

What hiring managers wish you knew

If you’ve ever wonder what potential employers are thinking, we hope this article on what hiring managers wish you knew will shed some light for you. The job search can be a big mystery. What do employers want? What are they looking for? Why did that guy get hired and I didn’t? We decided to…

The worst workplace holiday gift I ever received

Have you ever received a holiday gift at work that was so bad it made you want to find a new job? I have. The holidays can be awkward with their workplace gift exchanges. Who do you have to buy for? How much do you spend? How personal should it be? In ‘Secret Santa’ draws,…

Study: The one personality trait that strongly predicts your overall success

Great news. According to new research, the number one determiner of how successful you will be is a character trait that you can choose to demonstrate. A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that one of the big five personality traits is the most likely predictor of your performance and occupational success. Fortunately…