Monthly information from Statistics Canada.
April 18 2018 - Canadian employers are doing more in a competitive job market to recruit and retain recent post-secondary graduates
according to a survey of 95 leading Canadian companies.
July 4, 2012 - Good preparation is the key to answering the toughest interview questions with confidence
according to staffing, recruitment and HR Services company Randstad Canada.
September 16 2009 - Now is the time to consider upgrading talent and making acquisitions according to a new report from RBC.
Businesses can benefit from job market conditions to upgrade their talent and, for smaller companies, recruit new employees
who may be the key succession planning.
November 27 2008 - Nearly one third of employers feel that phased
retirement programs are an important element of their HR strategies
over the next five years.
November 27 2008 - More than 90% of the province's workers believe that the economic crisis will have a
negative impact on employment in Quebec workers according to a recent CROP survey conducted
for the Ordre des conseillers en resources humaines agrees (CRHA).
August 29 2008 - A Conference Board study has identified an
impending labour crisis in Canada's manufacturing sector.
March 28 2008 British Columbia Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen has announced CDN$1 million in funding to
improve international credential recognition programs in the province.
February 5 2008 - Launch of a two-year pilot project aimed at foreign workers, intended to offset serious employee
shortages in tourism/hospitality and trucking.
January 29 2008 - The British Columbia provincial goverment has signed a memorandum of understanding
with the Philippine government aimed at reducing the shortage of skilled workers in B.C.
June 22 2006 - New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord announced
this week that Illinois-based Virtual-Agent Services (VAS) has established a
customer-contact centre in the Town of Nackawic, its 15th centre in the province.
It is expected that the new centre will create up to 50 jobs within its first year
June 20 2006 - A survey by Hewitt Associates, a global HR services company,
has found that big and small organizations in all industries throughout Canada are
finding it challenging to attract and retain workers. Most of the 232 employers in the survey
are focusing on flexibility as a means of addressing the problem.
February 25 2006 - A study recently published by the
C.D. Howe Institute shows that the slowdown of Canada’s productivity growth and the widening gap between
Canadian and US per capita incomes in recent years has led to fresh concerns
about a brain drain of highly qualified individuals and entrepreneurs.
December 10 2005 - Manitoba launched a stronger focus on provincial immigration strategies to increase
employer participation and involvement at a special forum held on December 9.
June 2 2005 - Canada and Saskatchewan have signed a new immigration agreement,
replacing the original Canada-Saskatchewan Agreement of March 16, 1998.
March 10 2005 - A recent survey found that only a half of businesses
seemed to be concerned about employee retention.
November 30 2004 - A new mentoring
program that matches skilled immigrants with established professionals who
share the same occupation has been launched.
October 16 2003 - A new program is being launched to increase
awareness among employers of the benefits of hiring, training and retaining internationally trained workers
living in Canada.
September 24 2003 - It's a standard interview question, but the answers employers receive can be far from ordinary.
July 8 2003 - More work needs to be done to attract high-skilled immigrants
to Toronto if the city's potential for growth in producing knowledge-based goods and services
is to be realized.
April 4 2003 - March saw the creation of another 17,100 new jobs in Ontario, which
means that 71,000 new jobs were created in the first quarter of 2003 and a total of
1,105,000 net new jobs since 1995.
January 6 2003 - Tax incentives aimed at creating jobs
in Ontario's small business and mining sectors took effect on January 1, 2003.
May 29 2002 - Fifty business and community leaders united yesterday in an effort to address a shortage
of student work experience opportunities in Ontario.
May 29 2002 - A Toronto City survey of people leaving
social assistance still face a poverty trap from which it is difficult to escape.
A generalized staff shortage or several isolated shortages
of skilled employees is likely with the imminent retirement of baby boomers as early as 2006.