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Canada's National Observer
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Underemployed immigrants a loss for Revenue Canada
When you look like a foreigner--as I do--you get to listen to many stories from immigrants who feel cheated by “the land of opportunity” they thought Canada would be. For example: A chef with eight...
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Jul 23rd, 2014
On-the-job training may be the recipe for employment for students with disabilities
Vicky Wang learns to cook on the job.
Dec 5th, 2012
Giving people with mental illness a chance
As a mental health advocate and social worker I can attest first hand to the barriers and stigmatization that individuals with mental illness experience. A major obstacle they face is...
Aug 31st, 2011
What jobs did Drake have before becoming a rapper?
Some say that he was an eyebrow model, cheerleader and Benjamin Button. But for realsies, what jobs did Drake have before becoming a rapper? The 24-year-old Toronto-born recording artist/actor is...
Aug 15th, 2011
Canada's economy creating more full time, and better paying jobs, says report
Employment growth is coming in the high-paying sectors -- and is outperforming the U.S., says CIBC study.
The Canadian Press
May 9th, 2011
THE BIG GRAB Part 6: Falling Behind
Canada has fallen steadily behind the U.S. and other countries in maximizing wealth per tonne of climate pollution. That's putting our future prosperity -- and costs -- on the line.
Apr 19th, 2011
THE BIG GRAB Part 3: Fewer Jobs and GDP
The oil sands have a dirty little secret: They generate far fewer jobs and wealth per tonne of carbon dioxide than other industries.
Apr 19th, 2011
An introduction to the Vancouver Observer
Note: Due to the combination of an all-consuming search for employment, a general lack of Internet, and the rumblings of summer lethargy I neglected to post this entry written last week. It...
May 13th, 2010
Advice to new immigrants starting businesses in Canada
New immigrants face unique challenges when starting out in the Vancouver area as entrepreneurs.
Mar 29th, 2010