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Ontario Skills Shortage

Will a Looming Skills Gap Threaten Ontario’s Future? “According to The Conference Board of Canada, Ontario’s skills shortages cost the economy up to $24.3 billion in forgone GDP and $3.7 billion in provincial tax revenues annually.” Over 1,500 Ontario employers who collectively employ more than 750,000 people were asked what kind of post-secondary credentials are … Continue reading

Election and Economy

After Canadians voted on October 19th, 2015, an Ipsos Election Day survey was conducted on behalf of the Global News. The most important issue according the respondents of the survey – the economy. Approximately 9,000 people were surveyed on thirty election issues ranging from the economy to Bill C-51 to healthcare. According to the survey, … Continue reading

Labour Force Survey

September’s Labour Force Survey results indicates little change for the 4th consecutive month in September (+12,000 or +0.1%). “The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% as more people participated in the labour market. Part-time employment rose by 74,000 in September, which was largely offset by a decline of 62,000 in full time.” … Continue reading

Interesting Election Facts

Many firsts and interesting election facts were recorded in this year’s federal election. Justin Trudeau became the first son to follow his father’s footsteps into the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa, Canada. A total of 88 women are headed to the House of Commons, up from the 76┬áin 2011 for a total of 26% of … Continue reading