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Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Low unemployment rate means new challenges for employers

Canada’s population is aging and people are leaving or preparing to leave the job market

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

Shopify Inc. says it will layoff 10 per cent of its workforce because the company misjudged the growth of e-commerce. Shopify Inc. headquarters signage in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘I got this wrong:’ Shopify CEO announces plan to layoff 10 per cent of staff

Layoffs come as buyers revert to pre-pandemic shopping habits

 

A Sunwing aircraft is parked at Montreal Trudeau airport in Montreal on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Unifor says the Canadian government should block the WestJet Group’s takeover of Sunwing Airlines Inc. unless it can guarantee job creation and investments in workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Unifor pushes for job guarantees in federal review of Westjet’s takeover of Sunwing

Union concerned acquisition will create lower wages, job instability

 

Sumeru Chatterjee, who served as head of content and community for Vancouver-based education technology company Thinkific before he was laid off in April with about 100 others, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian tech talent still in demand, despite layoffs and recession predictions

Some companies increasing benefits and modernizing offices to try and draw in sought-after talent

Sumeru Chatterjee, who served as head of content and community for Vancouver-based education technology company Thinkific before he was laid off in April with about 100 others, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Workers are shown beneath a section of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) a new automated light rail network in Montreal, Wednesday, February 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Unemployment rate falls to new record low as wages ramp up: StatCan

TD Bank economist: ‘The Canadian economy is operating beyond full employment’

Workers are shown beneath a section of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) a new automated light rail network in Montreal, Wednesday, February 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Two young Ukrainians with post-secondary are looking for work in Vernon, having fled Mariupol, a city left in ruins by the Russian invasion. Word of their arrival in Vernon was shared on Facebook Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Anna Shultz/Facebook)

Pair of educated Ukrainians seeking work in Vernon

A week ago Nick Zrazh and Max Yenin fled Mariupol, a city completely destroyed by the Russian invasion

Two young Ukrainians with post-secondary are looking for work in Vernon, having fled Mariupol, a city left in ruins by the Russian invasion. Word of their arrival in Vernon was shared on Facebook Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Anna Shultz/Facebook)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

April jobless rate drops to another new low as economy adds 15K jobs: StatCan

Rate fell to its lowest point since at least 1976, which is as far back as comparable data goes

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People cross the street in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. As pandemic restrictions are lifted and cases ease, some companies want workers back in the office five days a week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It won’t change overnight:’ Workers push back as return-to-office plans roll out

Multiple factors can influence how employees respond to the revival of office life

People cross the street in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. As pandemic restrictions are lifted and cases ease, some companies want workers back in the office five days a week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. jobs minister Ravi Kahlon spoke alongside Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu at a town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Chamber photo)

B.C. jobs minister addresses labour shortages at Vernon town hall

Ravi Kahlon says child care, skills training and immigration are keys to greater participation in the labour market

B.C. jobs minister Ravi Kahlon spoke alongside Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu at a town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Chamber photo)
Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations have seen some of the highest job vacancy increases in Canada between 2019 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 of the 10 jobs with highest vacancy rates in Canada pay less than $20/hour

Nurses, cooks, construction workers among those with highest jump in job openings

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations have seen some of the highest job vacancy increases in Canada between 2019 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
PepsiCo Beverages Canada hosting a hiring day in Kelowna March 26, 2022

Love Pepsi? This Could Be the Job for You

PepsiCo hosting a National Hiring Day in Kelowna

PepsiCo Beverages Canada hosting a hiring day in Kelowna March 26, 2022
A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Technological revolution of work during pandemic shows promise and inequality

Statistics Canada warns impacts of the pandemic on work are likely to increase inequality

A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
(Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

Unemployment rate remains high in Kelowna

Latest labour survey shows Kelowna not yet back to pre-pandemic numbers

(Canadian Press/Justin Tang)
Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Economy adds 337,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate falls to pre-pandemic level

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 per cent in February

Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, on November 22, 2015. Nearly 80 per cent of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some level of post-secondary education, reflecting the changing nature of the economy emphasizing the importance of higher skills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. expected to have more than 1 million job openings in the next decade

8 out of every 10 new openings in the next decade will require post-secondary or skills training

People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, on November 22, 2015. Nearly 80 per cent of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some level of post-secondary education, reflecting the changing nature of the economy emphasizing the importance of higher skills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

B.C. boasts lowest unemployment rate in Canada as jobs return to pre-pandemic levels

The economy lost 200,000 jobs in January, but B.C.’s unemployment rate remains low

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bank of Canada to maintain inflation mandate, consider job market in rate decisions

BoC may decide to allow inflation to sit closer to either end of the bank’s target range

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jobless rate drops to 6 per cent in November as number of long-term unemployed falls

Gains didn’t take into account the flooding situation in British Columbia which happened after survey

GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times

COLUMN: Commercials fall short of portraying a positive workplace

A couple of recent television commercials for Amazon show a dismal view…

Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times
People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Economy added 31,000 jobs in October, unemployment rate hits pandemic-era low

The economy added 31,000 jobs in October, Statistics Canada reported Friday, bringing…

People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck