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Times Change: An employment service that gives women a second chance at careers

International Women's Week is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but the gender gap persists . The president of Times Change in Toronto describes how her women's employment service is bridging the divide.

This year's International Women's Day (IWD) theme of equal access to education, training and technology is particularly meaningful for Arshia Raafat, President of the Board of Directors of Times Change Employment Service. The theme emphasizes the tenets of her Toronto-based, not-for-profit agency.


Video: Canada only works if we work, right?

How many jobs have you had? Operation Maple gives us this upbeat workers montage of all those jobs in Canada. Canada only works if we work right?

February 10, 2014 |
The Good Jobs Summit will be held at Toronto’s Ryerson University on October 4 and 5, launching the school’s annual Social Justice Week.

Does raising the minimum wage = job losses?

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Recently Ontario has decided to raise its minimum wage from $10.25 to $11, a full 16 per cent below the poverty line. While the hundreds of thousands of Ontarians who try to subsist on minimum wage are no doubt lining up to thank the benevolent Premier Wynne for inching them that much closer to actually being able to arise from abject poverty through full-time employment, the praise has not been unanimous.  


Why the Canada Jobs Grant will not work for Manitoba

| January 23, 2014
January 22, 2014 |
Even without the full details, there are other reasons to doubt his promise. For starters: there aren't a million unemployed people in Ontario.
January 10, 2014 |
Statistics Canada data reveals that BC’s labour market stalled in 2013, despite the much-hyped BC Jobs Plan launched over two years ago.

The myth of the skills shortage in Canada's labour market

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Canada's federal politicians are fond of trumpeting that Canada's economy has performed better than almost any other jurisdiction, and that we should be thankful for their "prudent economic management." In actual fact, however, the hard numbers indicate that Canada's jobs performance has been ho-hum at best -- and isn't getting any better.

A job for everyone

| January 1, 2014
December 11, 2013 |
Statistics Canada reported that employment grew by 22,000 in November. But 20,000 of those new jobs were part-time.
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