What are Canada’s top-rated workplaces?

Top 25 employers rated by Indeed, based on reviews from job seekers

What are Canada’s top-rated workplaces?Wondering what the top-rated workplaces are in Canada? According to a report released on Tuesday by Indeed, an online job site, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts leads the way, followed by Ledcor. “With such a tight labour market and a low unemployment rate, there is a lot of competition in recruiting today. In order to stand…

Wasteful government spending, high taxes drag down the economy

Colin Craig of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation talks about how government bloat and bad tax policies penalize Albertans

Wasteful government spending, high taxes drag down the economyColin Craig is Alberta director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Calgary’s Business: What are your thoughts about the level of taxation Albertans are facing these days? Craig: Taxpayers are getting a very raw deal from the government right now – our taxes are way too high. Think of all the news stories we see day…

Housing demand improving in Calgary, Edmonton markets

TD report says prices should stabilize in the latter part of 2018 before increasing modestly next year

Housing demand improving in Calgary, Edmonton marketsA report by TD Economics says demand in the housing market is returning in Alberta – particularly in the major centres of Calgary and Edmonton. “In Calgary and Edmonton, sales plunged by about 30 per cent between December to April. These housing markets were already on shaky ground due to a buildup of broader economic slack in…

Alberta third most popular destination for Canadian travellers

Canadians made 65.8 million trips in Canada and abroad in the first quarter, spending $19.1 billion: StatsCan

Alberta third most popular destination for Canadian travellersAlberta appears to be a popular destination for Canadian travellers. According to new data released on Monday by Statistics Canada, Canadian residents made 56.3 million trips to destinations in Canada in the first three months of 2018, 69.5 per cent of which were same-day trips. “Ontario, Canada's most populous province, recorded 23.3 million visits during…

Few signs of overbuilding in Calgary single-detached market

But an RBC report warns there’s strong evidence of a surplus in the multi-unit housing segment

Few signs of overbuilding in Calgary single-detached marketThere are few signs of overbuilding in the single-detached segment of Calgary’s housing market, says the Canadian Housing Health Check report by RBC Economic Research. The report said the number of unsold single-detached and semi-detached remains historically low on a per-1,000 population basis despite a gradual increase since early 2017. “That number is unlikely to…

Alberta economic recovery is slow but steady: ATB

But if trade tensions worsen, a slowdown is almost inevitable, report warns

Alberta economic recovery is slow but steady: ATBThe good news for Alberta is that its economy continues to move forward as it gears up for the final months of 2018. The not-so-good news is that the road to recovery is slow. A new economic outlook by ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team is forecasting economic growth of 2.6 per cent this year,…

Why businesses need to embrace a long-term view

Adam Legge of the Haskayne School of Business works to provide firms with the tools to handle disruption while looking to the future

Why businesses need to embrace a long-term viewAdam Legge is director of Global Business Futures Initiative|Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership at  the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Calgary’s Business: What is the Global Business Futures Initiative|Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership? Its purpose and mission? Legge: The purpose of the Global Business Futures Initiative is to enable firms to focus…

A new entrepreneurial spirit is shaping Calgary’s economic future

Bob Schulz of the U of C's Haskayne School of Business talks about how expanding our economy requires an aggressive perspective

A new entrepreneurial spirit is shaping Calgary’s economic futureBob Schulz is a professor in the Strategy and Global Management (SGMA) and Business and Environment (BSEN) areas. He has been teaching at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary since 1973. Calgary’s Business: What’s your sense of where Calgary’s economy is these days? Schulz: In my opinion, Calgary’s economy is currently in…

Sales up in Alberta restaurants and bars in June

On a year-over-year basis, sales rose by 5.6% across the country and 1.9% in Alberta

Sales up in Alberta restaurants and bars in JuneRestaurant and bar owners in Alberta experienced a pretty solid month in June with sales on the rise. Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that sales in the food services and drinking places industry climbed by 1.5 per cent in June from the previous month to $787.95 million in the province. That was also up 1.9…

Alberta retail sales decline in June

Slight slip after five straight months of growth. But sales in the province are still up 2% from a year ago

Alberta retail sales decline in JuneAfter increasing for five consecutive months, retail sales declined 1.2 per cent in Alberta in June, says Statistics Canada. “Despite this decline, sales remain above the level in April,” said the federal agency on Wednesday. On an annual basis, sales in the province were up two per cent from a year ago. Nationally, following a…