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Employment

Philip Mwimanzi, internationally trained dentist.

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...

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...

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...

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 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.

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.

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...

Advice to new immigrants starting businesses in Canada

New immigrants face unique challenges when starting out in the Vancouver area as entrepreneurs.