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Canadian Unemployment at 5.8%

November 2 2018 - Statistics Canada reported that employment was virtually unchanged in October. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1% to 5.8%. Employment has increased by 206,000 over the year due to full-time gains. Employment rose slighly in Saskatchewan during October but was largely unchanged elsewhere.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 13.6% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.2% (British Columbia).

Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.7% (13.6%)
  • Prince Edward Island 7.2% (8.7%)
  • Nova Scotia 7.7% (7.8%)
  • New Brunswick 7.2% (7.9%)
  • Quebec 5.2% (5.3%)
  • Ontario 5.6% (5.9%)
  • Manitoba 6.1% (5.8%)
  • Saskatchewan 6.2% (6.4%)
  • Alberta 7.3% (7.0%)
  • British Columbia 4.1% (4.2%)


PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide
by Sandra M Reed and Anne M. Bogardus

Must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.

PHR Study Guide 2017

PHR Study Guide 2018: PHR Certification Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam

The Future of Human Resource Management

The Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Thought Leaders Explore the Critical HR Issues of Today and Tomorrow
Edited by Mike Losey, Dave Ulrich, Sue Meisinger

  Like its bestselling predecessor before it, this offers the very best thinking on the future of HR from the most respected leaders in the field.

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