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The World of Work Now - Employment Brief


Friday, February 7, 2014
The World of Work Now Employment Brief

Unemployment Rate across Canada, January 2014

Canada 7.0%, NL 12.0%, SK 4.3%


Unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.0% in January as a result of an increase in full-time work according to Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey. Employment gains in Alberta in the past year accounted for nearly half of the national total of 146,000.

Ontario government weary about a looming trade agreement between Canada and South Korea: such an agreement poses a threat to the province's auto industry, which employs over 90,000 people directly in factories.

Poll: Canadians are split about the financial year ahead. Economists warn that high consumer debt levels and a possible housing correction could constrain Canada's economy this year. Canadians have similar fears—and will be holding on tight to their wallets in 2014.

Canadian manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) reaches a new low since April 2013. January's index of 51.7 reveals slower output and sales; however, RBC's Craig Wright also notes that recent economic growth in the US and the falling Canadian dollar will help reverse the trend.

Market optimism over Keystone XL pipeline sends Canadian dollar higher.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives believes the federal government should stop focusing on a balanced budget, and focus on job creation and strengthening the labour market instead. They believe the economy could worsen otherwise.

Job creation strong in Canada's professional, scientific and technical services sector. Workers in the sector outnumber construction, becoming the fourth largest sector.

IMF: Canada's balanced-budget target for 2015 need not be written in stone. The International Monetary Fund said that the government appears on track to meet its target of balancing the books by 2015 – the year of the next scheduled federal election. Also, the IMF expects the Canadian economy to improve slightly in 2014 and grow 2.2 per cent this year, up from an estimated 1.7 per cent in 2013.

More support for women in non-traditional careers: The Canadian Association of Women in Construction is receiving funding to advance more women into decision-making roles in construction and construction-related sectors in Ontario, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Employee before employer in the eyes of the law: Canadian courts are fed up with employees being treated unfairly. Several significant rulings in 2013 show a shift in the legal playing field.

Job Interviews are getting weirder: Gamification is one of the biggest trends in recruiting. 70% of the world's top 1,000 companies require candidates to complete at least one electronic game in their applications last year.

1 in 3 human resource managers say the most productive day of the week is Tuesday, while 23% believe productivity peaks on Wednesdays in a survey of 300 Canadian managers.

The Composite Leading Index, a new economic indicator published for the first time today by The Conference Board of Canada, shows that the Canadian economy will grow in the first half of 2014 – but only modestly.

Survey shows biggest work drain comes from employees surfing the Internet, socializing. Employees chatting and socializing 29%, non-business related Internet use (including social media) 25%, personal calls or emails 15%, work-related emails 14%, meetings 10%, and other 7%.

Microsoft officially names Satya Nadella as the new CEO. Previously the Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise, the 22-year company veteran will replace Steve Ballmer.

Enbridge given go ahead for $685.5-million pipeline expansion through the GTA. Approved by the Ontario Energy Board on January 30th, the project is expected to begin late 2014 and finish October 2015.

$500-million investment from Walmart to expand and improve business in Canada by January 2015. Plans will create 7,500 jobs and include building 35 new supercenters, e-commerce projects and enhancements to distribution.

Career drive equal between men and women: a study by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. discovered that women's career ambitions are just as high as those of their male peers. Specifically, 79 per cent of all mid-level or senior-level female employees say they have the desire to reach a top management position over the course of their careers compared with 81 per cent of men in similar jobs.

Seniors who didn't plan to be alone in retirement could face financial hardship according to the Bank of Montreal. Statistics Canada reports that 43% of seniors aged 65 or older are single.

Retailers to revise their traditional brick-and-mortar model as more than two-thirds of shoppers visited stores only to buy their gifts online according to a survey by Accenture. New strategies include interactive technology, location-based smartphone apps and the ability to pay directly from the device.

According to Maclean's, Alberta will still largely depend on oil revenues even though the value of the Heritage Fund is planned to go from $17-billion to $24-billion within 3 years.

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