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When Firms Can No Longer Afford Their Perks

Company-wide Fridays off and other once-common benefits are proving difficult to sustain for some oilpatch players

The Government Wants Your Input for Its New Innovation Policy

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains announcing consultations on the government's new innovation policy in Ottawa in June 2016. Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP

In the latest attempt to improve Canadian competitiveness, the feds are launching public consultations

Why Vancouver’s Housing Price Crisis Should Worry Employers

Ex-Vancouverite Kala Vilches, a clothing designer, at the office of her new employer, Calgary's FGL Sports. Photo: Mike Ridewood/CP

The city is in the midst of a jobs boom, but young workers still can't afford housing. So they're leaving

It’s Your Last Chance to Enter the 2016 PROFIT 500

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Entries close for this year's ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies at 11:59pm EDT

5 Ways to Get Canada’s Economy Growing Again

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McKinsey head and federal economic advisor Dominic Barton has a prescription for long-term expansion, and it includes a nod to small businesses

The Next Industry to Feel the Talent Crunch

Truck driver Nadine Gauthier at the wheel of a truck  in Montreal. Gauthier, a former truck driver, is working on behalf of Quebec's trucking association to encourage more women and girls to consider careers as truck drivers. Photo: Paul Chiasson/CP

As its workforce ages, this vital part of the logistics sector is struggling to attract the next generation

Would You Pay the Government in Bitcoin?

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A Swiss town is set to accept municipal registration fees in cryptocurrency, but not all local businesses are following suit just yet

What People Are Paid Across Canada Today

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A study of average offered hourly wages finds a wide range between provinces, but no correlation with job vacancies

Should Pharmacies Be Allowed to Dispense Pot?

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Medical marijuana in Canada is sold through the mail by producers, but Loblaw and Shoppers boss Galen Weston wants to offer an alternative

The Economic Cost of Putting Off Small Business Tax Cuts

Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Frechette talks with media in Ottawa in April 2016. Photo: Matthew Usherwood/CP

The government's decision to defer further reductions will boost revenue, but cost 1,240 jobs

The Minimum Wage in B.C. is Going Up

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The provincial compensation floor—currently the country's lowest—is set to rise to $11.25 by 2017

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