Employment

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in January, first decline since December 2022

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in January, first decline since December 2022

Feb 9, 2024 | 8:10am
Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent last month, marking the first decline since December 2022, Statistics Canada reported on Friday. The agency’s labour force survey said the economy added 37,000 jobs in January after several months of relatively no change in employment. Canada’s labour market cooled significantly last year as high interest rates […]
Massive potash mine being built in Saskatchewan breaks new ground for women

Massive potash mine being built in Saskatchewan breaks new ground for women

Nov 19, 2023 | 7:10pm
In July of this year, mining giant BHP announced a company first. More than 14,000 kilometres away from its Melbourne, Australia headquarters, BHP said it had achieved its “gender balance” target for its local workforce in Saskatchewan. With women making up more than 43 per cent of the company’s workforce at its Jansen potash mine […]
Canada’s jobless rate rises to 5.7% in October as economy sees modest 18,000 job gain

Canada’s jobless rate rises to 5.7% in October as economy sees modest 18,000 job gain

Nov 3, 2023 | 7:22am
Canada’s unemployment rate rose to 5.7 per cent last month as job opportunities became less plentiful in an economy weighed down by high interest rates. Statistics Canada released its October labour force survey Friday, which showed the economy added a modest 18,000 jobs. The gain was not enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising […]
Economy adds 64K jobs in September, unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5%

Economy adds 64K jobs in September, unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5%

Oct 6, 2023 | 10:10am
The Canadian economy added more jobs than expected last month, but with the gains driven by a seasonal spike in education employment and an increase in part-time work, economists say the job market is weaker than it looks. Statistics Canada released its September labour force survey Friday morning, which shows employment rose by 64,000 jobs. The unemployment rate continued […]