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Economy lost 19,700 jobs in April on part-time losses

OTTAWA - Canada shed 19,700 jobs in April as losses in part-time work offset gains in full-time positions, but analysts said the data signaled some resilience to the damaging impact of the oil price slump on the country's petroleum-producing economy.

There's something wrong with Canada's job market statistics

Every month, Statistics Canada releases their Labour Force Survey, a barometer of the health of labour markets at the provincial and metropolitan levels. Last week, the April numbers were released, showing unprecedented job losses in some of Canada's largest cities. What is particularly troubling is that it is not clear what is causing it.

Alberta's job market holding up, despite oil bust

For months now, economists have expected Alberta's job market to roll over. There have been multiple public announcements of large job losses, and many more layoffs that have happened under the radar, heard about from friends and family.

What Canadian workers really want from employers

It's no secret that this is a tough market for job seekers particularly younger Canadians. That's why many may be surprised to learn workers still hold sway when it comes to setting the bar for Canadian employers. Top talent those job seekers who are most attractive to hiring managers aren't necessarily buying what Canadian businesses are selling, and that might mean it is time companies rethink the way they market themselves in the employment space.

How to land a career in B.C.'s competitive job market

In a competitive job market, finding a career can seem impossible. "There's a lot of people out there who are struggling because they have very vague skills," Christian Saint Cyr told BC Almanac's Gloria Macarenko. Cyr is the publisher of the BC Labour Market Report, a monthly magazine aimed at aiding job transitions in B.C. specific industries. He says it's important to recognize how the market is changing. Cyr along with Tony Kirschner, a partner at Davies Park Executive Search, shared their

Secure Jobs In Short Supply In Canada's New Tough Labour Market

At 40, the self-employed worker we'll call Natalie is one of a growing number of Canadians shut out of the world of stable, full-time work. She has three bookkeeping jobs, she's watching every penny and still she makes just half of Canada's average industrial wage of $49,500. She's had to move back home with her 10-year-old daughter because she can't find full-time work.

Manitoba sees biggest employment growth in Canada

Manitoba is being hailed as the new rising star on the regional job-creation front after the local economy pumped out nearly 20,000 new jobs over the past year and posted the highest employment growth in the country.