Upgrading skills vital for future employment

Opportunities for unskilled and lower skilled workers are fast disappearing

Upgrading skills vital for future employmentWe have an economy to provide a good living for people. Unfortunately, for many Canadians, our economy is not doing its job. Income, and especially wealth, are unequally distributed. Too many people don’t have enough work, are poorly paid or have no work at all. There is a growing gap between what many potential workers…

Vancouver needs to add head offices

Compared to other larger Canadian centres, the Vancouver area isn’t doing too well

Vancouver needs to add head officesJobs, jobs, jobs! This has always been the rallying cry in British Columbia elections. Although big corporations are often talked about as bad guys, almost everyone seems to want the kind of jobs they provide. These include high paid executives, senior professionals like accountants and lawyers, managers and the many people who actually produce the…

Ontario’s falling unemployment rate no indication of economic health

Other indicators just as important to watch when gauging the health of the economy

Ontario’s falling unemployment rate no indication of economic healthRecent Statistics Canada unemployment numbers for Ontario suggest an improving provincial economic picture for the province. The unemployment rate fell from 7 per cent in January to 6.9 per cent in February while, across the province’s 15 major urban centres, unemployment rates ranged from lows of 4.8 per cent and 5 per cent in Thunder…

Post-secondary education still the ticket to better jobs

Particularly if the degree is from a Canadian or U.S. institution

Post-secondary education still the ticket to better jobsIt is almost one year since the B.C. government unveiled details of its plan to re-engineer the post-secondary education (PSE) and training system. The Liberal government’s “Skills for Jobs Blueprint” will see additional funding directed to expand capacity to educate/train people in high-demand occupations – and fewer dollars available for programs in other parts of…
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