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…

Workplace diversity is high priority for job seekers

More than 50% of Canadians see discrimination in the workplace according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, Beyond Good Intentions: Bringing an Employee Lens to Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate Canada, looks at the workplace experience of diverse employees in Canada. Discrimination common in Canadian workplaces In a survey of…

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…

7 reasons why someone else gets the job (and what you can do about them)

If you have been applying for job after job and going on interview after interview only to lose the position to another candidate every time, you’re probably wondering what’s up. We have a pretty good idea of why, all things being equal when it comes to skills and qualifications, an employer might choose to hire…