News February, 2020

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Government urged to increase diversity at top of federal public service

By Vancouver Sun | The federal government faced calls Monday to add more diversity to the senior ranks of the public service, as black civil servants gathered in the national capital to share their experiences of racism and discrimination in the workplace — and discuss ways to prevent it in the future.

The puzzle of the high-end gender pay gap

By Vancouver Sun | Three distinguished female economists believe the pay gap at the top of companies and government has less to do with overt discrimination and more to do with women’s decisions.

More employees contributing to RRSPs this year: survey

By HR Reporter | Nearly seven in 10 (69 per cent) Canadian employees have an RRSP, up from 60 per cent last year, according to a new survey by BMO. For 2019, people say they contributed $6,409, up from $5,247 in 2018, while the average amount held in RRSP accounts increased to $111,922, up by … Continued

Which cities in Canada attract the most immigrants?

By CIC News | Cities across Canada are engaged in a heated competition to attract more immigrants. Due to their aging populations and low birth rates, cities need more immigrants to keep their economies strong.

Richmond students tune up cycle of giving

By Richmond News | Students at Steveston-London were tinkering away on a half a dozen bicycles in their shop class on Tuesday morning — and the fruits of their labour will benefit recently arrived refugees in Richmond.