Are changes to Canada’s tax code being driven by job churn?

Soon, half the workforce will be self-employed, compared with 20 per cent now. So we could lose a considerable amount of our tax base

Are changes to Canada’s tax code being driven by job churn?Many Canadians think the recently proposed changes to the tax code are a money grab. But it could also be related to the changing face of work. Just less than a year ago, Finance Minister Bill Morneau began warning Canadians about “job churn.” Also called “precarious work” by Morneau, it’s insecure and unprotected employment that…

Medical schools failing to help students develop their careers

Admission into medical school is not a ticket to a successful career. Physicians actually have a higher rate of unemployment than the national average

Medical schools failing to help students develop their careersExposure to career planning will ensure medical students make the most of their training. While many blame government cutbacks of medical residency positions for the tragic suicide of Ontario medical student Robert Chu, I believe part of the fault rests with medical programs that don’t expose students to career exploration and planning. Based on a…

How grad students can help diversify Alberta’s economy

We need to support Alberta's students as they make prototypes, file patents, pursue market analysis, prepare business plans and raise venture capital

How grad students can help diversify Alberta’s economyCALGARY, Alta., April 7, 2017 /Troy Media/ – To help diversify Alberta’s economy, we need to encourage graduate student entrepreneurship. The collapse of the oilpatch has devastated Alberta’s economy. Once again, the province is calling for economic diversification. This time, because of environmental concerns expressed by the rest of the country, the call is more serious.…

Putting a higher value on higher learning

Graduate schools must encourage students to evaluate their competencies and appreciate how those skills will help them pursue non-academic careers

Putting a higher value on higher learningCALGARY, Alta. Mar. 24, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Ontario universities have come under fire recently for not showing the value of a post-graduate education. In truth, many employers believe that those who graduate from master's and PhD programs have inadequate professional skills, yet they are surprised because many new hires exceed their expectations. This misperception is made…