Please note: The Government of Canada still (at February 26/2020) considers the public health risk associated with Covid-19 to be low. See https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html for updates. Pandemics are: the worldwide spread of a new disease, unpredictable but recurring events that
Unpaid Caregiving and Employer Challenges
Every day, along with their day jobs, about 25% (5 million employees) of Canada’s workforce are also providing unpaid physical, cognitive and/or mental health care for family members. On average those people are adding the equivalent of a half time
REALLY????? ………. STILL!!??!!
The first Equal Pay for Equal Work legislation was enacted in Canada in 1956 – that’s 54 years ago. The first Pay Equity legislation was in 1977 – that’s 43 years ago. Those two types of legislation are intended to
Ghosts in the Workforce
My best estimate is about 3.6 million ghosts in the void between Canada’s Labour Force and the Labour Force Participation Rate. They are the not still-in-school, retired, employed and unemployed members of the Labour Force. If we assume that 50%
Alligators and Alienation
The following visual comparison of average weekly wages and CPI (proxy for cost of living) instantly made me think of “when you are up to your ass in alligators it is hard to remember ….” The differences in wages as
Which Industries Pay Best?
Statistics Canada tracks the average weekly wage for Canada, the provinces, and territories. The data is tracked by Sector (Goods Producing and Services Producing) and by Industry using the North American Industry Classification System. The average weekly wages for Goods
Labour Force Information
Every month the Federal and Provincial Governments provide information about the employment and unemployment statistics, average weekly wage, and job vacancies along with a variety of other economic data. The monthly Labour Force Statistics provide month over month and year
Private Sector Job Openings
Statistics Canada released their Job Vacancy Change Survey for Q1 2019 as compared to Q1 2018 in June. The Job Vacancy Rate is determined by the presence of three specific factors: There is a specific job; The work could start