Monthly Archives: September 2019

I’m Worth More Than This

That comment has been made so often in my HR career when people are frustrated with the amount of their pay or pay raises.  My response is always “of course YOU are worth more”.  The pay for this job is … Continue reading

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Alligators and Alienation

The following visual comparison of average weekly wages and CPI (proxy for cost of living) instantly made me think of “when you are up to your ass in alligators it is hard to remember ….” The differences in wages as … Continue reading

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Which Industries Pay Best? 

Statistics Canada tracks the average weekly wage for Canada, the provinces, and territories.  The data is tracked by Sector (Goods Producing and Services Producing) and by Industry using the North American Industry Classification System. The average weekly wages for Goods … Continue reading

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Canada’s Labour Force Participation

Canada’s labour force includes everyone who is 15 years of age and older.  Labour force participants are individuals who are employed or on EI and are actively seeking employment.  The major factors affecting Labour Force participation are economic conditions, the … Continue reading

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Labour Force Information for August 2019

  The August data was released September 6. Unemployment in Alberta is up 7.2% ( 7.0% July and 6.6% in June) for the third consecutive month and remains higher than it was last year over the summer months (2018 – … Continue reading

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Labour Force Information

Every month the Federal and Provincial Governments provide information about the employment and unemployment statistics, average weekly wage, and job vacancies along with a variety of other economic data. The monthly Labour Force Statistics provide month over month and year … Continue reading

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