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| August 25, 2015
| August 25, 2015

Demographic shift shows changes in Canada's job market

In the age of globalization, with a shrinking manufacturing industry, teachers, nurses and civil servants are the new faces of labour.

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Who's unionized? Demographic shift shows changes in the job market

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The makeup of Canada's unionized workforce has changed, according to Statistics Canada

For most of the 20th Century, the blue-collar male worker was the face of the labour movement. Machinists, miners, auto-workers, steelworkers, construction workers; your average union member was a man working in a manufacturing or trade industry.

But in the last 25 years, that's changed.

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Troubling times ahead for Canada's economy in 2015, says Stats Can

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On January 9, Minister of Employment Jason Kenney tweeted that it is "great to see the creation of 54,000 full time jobs last month." What Kenney failed to mention was that 58,000 jobs were also lost in December, resulting in a net loss when it comes to jobs.

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