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A "closed" sign hangs in a store window in Ottawa, Thursday April 16, 2020. A new survey from Statistics Canada finds that nearly one-third of businesses do not know how long they can continue under existing conditions, as the pandemic's second wave portends a drawn-out winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds to give $1.5 billion to help Canadians in hard-hit sectors train for new jobs

Feds to give $1.5 billion to help Canadians in hard-hit sectors train for new jobs

 

Workers get set to pour cement from a truck at the GO train station in Oakville, Ont., Tuesday, Jan.28, 2020. Statistics Canada will say this morning how the country's job market fared in October, with experts expecting the pace of gains to slow from September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

Ranks of long-term unemployed swell even as economy added 84,000 jobs in October

Ranks of long-term unemployed swell even as economy added 84,000 jobs in October

 

Workers get set to pour cement from a truck at the GO train station in Oakville, Ont., Tuesday, Jan.28, 2020. Statistics Canada will say this morning how the country’s job market fared in October, with experts expecting the pace of gains to slow from September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

Statistics Canada says economy added 84,000 jobs in October

Job increases across several industries

Workers get set to pour cement from a truck at the GO train station in Oakville, Ont., Tuesday, Jan.28, 2020. Statistics Canada will say this morning how the country’s job market fared in October, with experts expecting the pace of gains to slow from September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan
Alberta's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The Alberta government is hoping to get more Albertans employed by moving to limit the number and type of temporary foreign workers it allows into the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta to limit temporary foreign worker program to save jobs for Albertans

Alberta to limit temporary foreign worker program to save jobs for Albertans

Alberta's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The Alberta government is hoping to get more Albertans employed by moving to limit the number and type of temporary foreign workers it allows into the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada adds 378,000 jobs in September, accelerating growth from August

Canada adds 378,000 jobs in September, accelerating growth from August

Canada adds 378,000 jobs in September, accelerating growth from August

Canada adds 378,000 jobs in September, accelerating growth from August
Jobless rates for September released for Canadian cities. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Jobless rates for September released for Canadian cities. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A welder works in a factory in Quebec City, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Canada adds 378,000 jobs in September, accelerating growth from August

Higher percentage of mothers than fathers reported working from home

A welder works in a factory in Quebec City, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Unemployment rates dropped in Edmonton and Calgary, in a Sept. 4, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for August, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 10.2 per cent in August.…

Unemployment rates dropped in Edmonton and Calgary, in a Sept. 4, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will say this morning how well the country’s job market fared last month.After seeing a historic drop of some three million jobs over March and April, gains since then have recovered just over half of what was lost. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will say this morning how well the country’s job market fared last month.After seeing a historic drop of some three million jobs over March and April, gains since then have recovered just over half of what was lost. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Updated: Red Deer region unemployment hits 14%

Updated: Red Deer region unemployment hits 14%

Unemployment in Red Deer region nearly double July 2019 rate of 7.4%

Updated: Red Deer region unemployment hits 14%
Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

OTTAWA — Canada’s labour market gained 419,000 jobs last month as more…

Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July
US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak
The International Labor Organization warned of the “danger” that young workers could face, from inability to get proper training or gain access to jobs, in a May 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Job losses among young risks creating ‘lock-down generation’

GENEVA — More than one in every six young workers have stopped…

  • May 27, 2020
The International Labor Organization warned of the “danger” that young workers could face, from inability to get proper training or gain access to jobs, in a May 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April
The federal government’s emergency wage-subsidy program will be extended, in a May 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Wage-subsidy program to be extended as steep job losses continue, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government’s emergency wage-subsidy…

The federal government’s emergency wage-subsidy program will be extended, in a May 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for April, by province

OTTAWA — Canada’s national unemployment rate was 13.0 per cent in April.…

Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunny’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate soared to 13.0 per cent in April as the full force of the pandemic hit compared with 7.8 per cent in March, in a May 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy lost almost two million jobs in April,…

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate soared to 13.0 per cent in April as the full force of the pandemic hit compared with 7.8 per cent in March, in a May 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return
Updated: Red Deer’s rising unemployment reveals weaknesses
Updated: Red Deer’s rising unemployment reveals weaknesses