Economy

The labour market goes back to school

Don’t be surprised if you don’t get as many questions about your educational credentials in your next job interview—the tight labour market and large number of job vacancies have more employers dropping requirements for post-secondary degrees.

Driving the news: Job openings requiring at least a bachelor’s degree dropped from 46% in 2019 to 41% this year, according to new US data reported by The Wall Street Journal.
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World

Trouble brewing in China as protests sweep country

China’s government is facing a rare eruption of nationwide protests as frustration mounts over the country’s strict COVID restrictions. 

What happened: Videos posted on social media showed demonstrators calling for an end to the government’s zero-COVID policies and clashing with police in cities across China.
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Business

Climate change’s unexpected impact on the art world

When insurance giants listed “climate change” as their biggest concern in a recent survey, they probably didn’t expect the headache that protests against climate change would bring.
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Housing

Flip or tax flop

Starting in January, profits from sales of houses occupied for less than a year will be 100% taxable as income—barring certain exceptions, like death or work relocation.
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Business

Emergencies Act inquiry closes

The public inquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act to break up convoy protests earlier this year has officially come to a close.
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Health

No doctors to call

Someone call a doctor (if you can find one), because the healthcare system is in critical condition. 
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Business

Teeth clinics for sale

A mere 18 months after pulling off the largest IPO in Canadian healthcare history (at the time), Canada’s largest dental office consolidator might be throwing up a FOR SALE sign. 
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Economy

Black Friday is here

Canadians are projected to spend 13% less on gift-giving this year as they save money for essentials, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Black Friday will be a total bust for retailers. 
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Business

Here come the car subscriptions

Have you ever heard the old phrase, “the finer things in life are free”? Well, automakers have a rebuttal, “Okay… but what if they actually cost a little extra?”
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Housing

The mortgage market is feeling the heat

The pain of rising interest rates is starting to spread across the housing market, and more people may soon find themselves facing larger monthly mortgage payments.
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