The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists is voicing concern over what they view as an extreme mismatch of skills that is hurting employers in the technology sector. Speaking at the organization’s conference this month in Winnipeg, CCTT Chief Executive Isidore LeBlond said that worker shortages are being felt across 14 technology sectors with
The Government of Canada presented the annual budget on February 11, 2014. The focal points of Economic Action Plan was on lowering Canada’s unemployment rate, decreasing the deficit and continuing to fund infrastructure. However, the budget also provided indicators of the government’s commitment to entrepreneurship. In the 2014 budget, the government has promised a $40
Japan fell behind European nations in a ranking of the best places to do business compiled by Bloomberg, underscoring the need for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take bolder steps to reduce regulation and attract companies. As Abe heads to Davos to explain his government’s economic and diplomatic policies to investors and world leaders, Japan
As Canada’s population continues to age, immigration will play an increasingly important role in the creation of new businesses but it won’t be the only solution. A recent study released by the Fraser Institute suggests that the demographic shift towards an older population is already dragging down the number of new businesses starting in Canada.
Nova Scotia has to create more jobs before it attracts immigrants, according to Kenneth Rowe, the head of one of the province’s largest and most successful businesses. Addressing an audience of business leaders and politicians, Mr. Rowe said ”It’s all right bringing immigrants in, but you should get the jobs first. You know, what comes