Alberta created the most jobs in March, but there’s more to the story

There’s nothing like getting ready for an interview to provide an opportunity to delve into statistics. The employment statistics released on Friday by Statistics Canada may sound good at first, but they raise more questions than they answer. The numbers show that 20,400 new jobs were created in Alberta in March. (Remember that no one

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The exciting future for Canada’s next generation innovators

The SHAD program opened my mind to new ideas about the role of business in society. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to work on a project that involved renewing my connections with SHAD, through an internship this summer at the Canada West Foundation’s Centre for Human Capital Policy. Today, the Canada West Foundation

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The next job shift promises real disruption

The job situation in Alberta is at its worst in decades. Alberta’s unemployment rate is now higher than the national average (7.4 per cent compared to 7.2 per cent) and 70,000 full-time jobs were lost last year.  Word on the street is that some of those jobs are never coming back. Just when we thought

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The Apprentice:
A Q&A with Russell Farley

In high school, Russell Farley was more interested in drama class than shop class. But when he moved to Alberta from Ontario two-and-a-half years ago, he fell in love with a new artistic pursuit: woodworking. The smell of the shop, the beauty in a grain pattern, the intricate design on fine pieces – he was

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