New Brunswick leads the way towards reopening (Ontario lags behind)

A new report shows that New Brunswick is Canada’s most open province right now, with two thirds of businesses – 67 per cent – being fully open again. Ontario is currently the province still experiencing the most lockdown with just 43 per cent of businesses being open. The other Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia and…

Some industries won’t survive COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many businesses and caused great harm to others. We looked into which industries were suffering the most, which were likely to struggle over the long term, and which were unlikely to come back. Here are the sectors and business types that experts seem to believe will have a difficult time…

Survey: How Canadian workers are handling the outbreak so far

So how are you all holding up? It turns out that most of us are feeling okay about our current working situations. Last week we reported on a Canadian survey that our relationships with our boss and coworkers are actually improving in the era of social distancing and remote working. This morning, the team at…

Canadian economy adds over 11,000 jobs in October

Statistics Canada has just released the latest Labour Force Survey, and it is another positive update. The Canadian economy added 33,900 full-time jobs in October, but these were partially offset by losses of 22,600 part-time positions. Statistics Canada reports that the net gain of 11,200 jobs nationwide is too small to be statistically relevant. This…