Canada gained nearly 250,000 more jobs in August

The Canadian economy saw another month of solid job growth in August. Statistics Canada is reporting that the country added 246,000 jobs last month, the fourth-straight month of employment increases. These job gains brought the national unemployment rate down to 10.2 per cent, a 0.7 per cent drop from the 10.9 per seen last month….

Stats Can: Canada’s highest (and lowest) paying university degrees

The data crunchers at Statistics Canada have just released the latest numbers on how much graduates from various disciplines and degree programs earn on average on the job market. Because of the time involved in gathering the information over a relevant time period and then analysing the results, this wage report reflects earnings pre-COVID-19. With…

Stats Can: Less than 40 per cent of Canadians can possibly work from home

The physical distancing rules we’ve all been following in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a large number of Canadians working from home, many for the first time. This sudden transition to how we do business raises interesting questions about just how many jobs can reasonably be done remotely. While…

Stats Can: More than a million jobs lost in Canada in March

Statistics Canada has just released the latest Labour Force Survey giving the state of employment across the country right now. Needless to say, the numbers aren’t good. That was expected. Over one million people lost their jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate climbed from 5.6 per cent up to 7.8 per cent. This…

The highest paying skilled trades in Canada right now

Want a high-paying job with plenty of openings in Canada right now? Consider the skilled trades. Statistics Canada followed the career progress of apprentices in the skilled trades to see how much they earned on average when they received their certifications. To create a robust portrait of the income potential of these professionals, they also…

Unemployment in Canada hits a new record low

There was good news for Canadian workers in this morning’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada. This country’s economy added 27,700 last month, which dropped the national unemployment rate down to 5.4 per cent — the lowest ever recorded since comparable data became available in 1976. Year over year, Canada has gained 453,000 jobs or…