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Tensions between Canada and India rise after killing of a Canadian, who was also a Sikh activist, on Canadian soil

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Parliament his security agencies are pursuing “credible allegations” (CBC) of a potential link between “agents of the Indian government” and the June murder of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

PM Trudeau & opposition leaders on alleged Indian government link to killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar

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The Black population is diverse and growing » 1.5 million people in Canada reported being Black

“In 2021,1.5 million people in Canada reported being Black, up from 1.2 million five years earlier, and more than 300 different ethnic or cultural origins were reported in the Census of Population,” according to Statistics Canada. “While the education and labour market experiences of Black people in Canada are just as diverse as the Black population, the socioeconomic conditions of this population, including rates of employment and earnings, are generally lower than the non-Indigenous, non-racialized population. This is true even after accounting for differences in age and education.”

Unemployment in Canada changes little in July, inches up to 5.5%, with spike in wage growth

The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 5.5%.

Employment fell among core-aged men aged 25 to 54 years old (-27,000; -0.4%) and increased among male youth aged 15 to 24 (+13,000; +0.9%). There was little variation in employment among young and core-aged women, and among men and women aged 55 and older, as reported by Statistics Canada.

Meanwhile, the average hourly wages grew 5 per cent in July for third consecutive month of gains.


Forty-one percent of Canadian professionals plan to change jobs by end of year

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Those most likely to make a career move now and in the remaining months of 2023 are:

  • Gen Zers (64 per cent)
  • Marketing and creative professionals (51 per cent)
  • Working parents (51 per cent)
  • Employees who have been with their company for 2-4 years (56 per cent)
  • Contract work is a viable route for many professionals, with 31 per cent of workers saying they are interested in contract roles in the future.

Workers exploring other employment opportunities are motivated by:

  • A higher salary (55 per cent)
  • Better benefits and perks (28 per cent)
  • Remote work options (26 per cent)

Compensation, benefits, flexible schedules and remote work options are also the top factors professionals look for when evaluating job postings.

When applying for an open role, professionals said they’d lose interest and withdraw from consideration due to:

  • Poor communication and follow-up from the hiring manager (56 per cent)
  • Excessive — or more than three — rounds of interviews (46 per cent)
  • Delayed decision-making/lengthy timeline (38 per cent)

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