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When most people hear the words “general labourer,” they probably think of someone who does a bit of everything on a construction site. And while that’s not inaccurate, there’s a lot more to being a general labourer in Canada than just swinging a hammer or holding a level.  So what exactly does this little-known profession...

Finding a job in a field that you enjoy and where you feel purposeful is one of the most rewarding aspects of adulthood. However, many people select careers or fields that are not highly demanded and end up unable to find work. Knowing which jobs are in high demand in your area, and becoming certified...

Money isn’t everything, but it certainly matters when you are on the hunt for a fulfilling job. Everyone wants a wage that allows them to cover more than their basic needs. Nothing is more frustrating than a person working a 40-hour week (or more) and not being able to pay their expenses at the end...

Working outside in the winter comes with a number of unique risks. With temperatures dropping and snow and ice coating the ground, workers need to be extra careful. A big winter storm could knock out electricity, heat, and communications for hours, or even days, as evidenced by the devastating 2013 ice storm in central and...

The labour market worldwide has taken a huge hit over these last two years. Many people lost their jobs, and some are still feeling the effects. As it relates to unemployment and their economy, however, Canada is on the road to recovery.  Canada labour market According to a labour force survey done in November 2021,...

What is the unemployment rate in Canada in 2021? This past Friday several Canadian newspapers reported that employment increased to 90,000 (+ 0.5%) in August, this being the third consecutive monthly increase in the country, placing the unemployment rate below 0.4 percentage points of up to 7.1%. The unemployment rate The unemployment rate fell 0.4...