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  • Canadian workers on the move: Migration highest in almost 25 years, study shows

    November 21, 2013 6:47 PM 28

    OTTAWA -- The number of Canadian workers migrating between provinces in search of jobs has hit its highest level in almost 25 years, according to a Bank of Montreal analysis. Most are heading to Alberta and Saskatchewan, and leaving from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, the study shows. The movement belies industry and federal government

  • More job-seekers heading out-of-province: BMO

    November 21, 2013 6:11 PM 31

    OTTAWA -- Canadians are on the move and heading West in massive numbers in the quest for high-paying jobs and low taxes, a Bank of Montreal report suggests. The bank says in a new analysis that inter-provincial migration hit the highest level in almost a quarter of century in the past year, with the population flow to oil-rich Alberta surging to more than 50,000 people

  • Regina tops list for labour market attractiveness

    November 21, 2013 6:02 PM 32

    Calgary and Edmonton just behind Saskatchewan capital CALGARY - The number of Canadians migrating between provinces has hit its highest level in almost a quarter century with employment prospects the biggest driver, according to a new report released Thursday by BMO Economics. The study ranks the attractiveness of Canada’s regional labour markets as a destination

  • Canadian shoppers still flock to U.S. to cash in on Black Friday deals

    November 21, 2013 5:54 PM 29

    TORONTO -- Last year on Black Friday, Silvana Castronovo was standing in a Best Buy in Buffalo, N.Y., at 4 a.m., watching two people duke it out over an electric toothbrush. "It was kind of funny. The security guards were around them. Everyone was just watching, wondering what they were fighting over," said the 29-year-old tech worker. "It was an electric

  • Migration highest in almost 25 years: BMO

    November 21, 2013 5:46 PM 38

    Most are heading to Alberta and Saskatchewan, and leaving from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, the study shows. The movement belies industry and federal government complaints about the lack of flexibility in the labour market. The Harper government and industry has for years complained about labour shortages in specific regions

  • World’s Biggest Bookstore’s closing to spell the end of a dishevelled era

    November 21, 2013 5:19 PM 37

    The confirmed sale of the site of the World’s Biggest Bookstore in Toronto did not come as much of a surprise on Thursday — after all, it was reported in June 2012 that the lease would not be renewed at the end of 2013 after about 33 years. A permanent closure has been scheduled for February 2014 as the building becomes the property of Lifetime Developments

  • Number of EI beneficiaries down 1.4% in September

    November 21, 2013 2:04 PM 29

    OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits decreased in September by 1.4 per cent compared with the previous month. It says the number of beneficiaries was 503,800, about 7,100 fewer than in August and down 8.8 per cent compared with September 2012. Before the small decline, the number of EI beneficiaries

  • Canada's most wealthy: Thomson, Weston family fortunes see double-digit growth

    November 21, 2013 1:45 PM 36

    TORONTO -- The Thomson and Weston families have seen double-digit growth in their net worth since last year, according to an annual ranking of Canada's wealthiest people. Canadian Business magazine estimates the Thomson family's net worth has grown to 26.1 billion, up 30 per cent from $20.1 billion last year. The Thomson family has long topped annual

  • Bitcoin now accepted as tuition payment at a Cyprus university

    November 21, 2013 1:39 PM 32

    The University of Nicosia in the island nation of Cyprus will accept the virtual currency Bitcoin as payment for tuition and other school fees. The largest university in Cyprus said it will also offer a master's degree in digital currency next spring designed to increase understanding of "the technical underpinnings of digital currency." "While digital

  • MacDonald, Dettwiler gets go-ahead for work on U.S. space project

    November 21, 2013 12:19 PM 30

    VANCOUVER -- MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) has received several U.S. government contracts for advanced technology projects, including work related to the Phoenix program for reusing parts from old communication satellites that are circling the earth. Among other things, the Vancouver-based company -- supplier of robotic arms used on the International