News January, 2018

Global Voices: Underemployed immigrants a waste of potential

By Marc and Craig Kieburger, Timescolonist | Talha Mohammad Malik is one of the lucky ones. He came to Canada seeking a better future for his daughter. He brought with him a strong education and promising job experience, one of the more than 170,000 skilled immigrants Canada welcomed in 2016.

B.C. adds 5,600 jobs in December, economists chew over BoC rate hike

By Tyler Orton, Business In Vancouver | B.C. has closed out 2017 with Canada’s lowest unemployment rate after adding 5,600 jobs in December, according to Statistics Canada. Data released Friday (January 5) shows the province made most of its gains in part-time positions, which jumped by 11,800 jobs as the holiday shopping season unfolded.