Housing Price Index and New Housing Starts Data Paints a Vivid Picture of the Construction Industry in Western Canada
The monthly Canadian New Housing Price Index data was released today and showed a 0.1% increase, which was above the forecasted 0.0%. This is the first increase since January of this year, which has seen a flat market so far, even decreasing slightly at -0.2% in April’s release.
Conversely, overall Housing Starts were down, figures released … Read More »
It is an unfortunate truth of our society that employees are often stereotyped based on their age. Some researchers suggest our society devalues the competence and adaptability of older employees. This does a great disservice to those employees, and also hurts the businesses who act upon these stereotypes.
Modern businesses aren’t usually looking to advertise unfair … Read More »
Gender imbalance, sexual harassment, and equal treatment have been significant issues for years. Nothing can change overnight, but I see employers now opening their doors to the most valuable candidate, regardless if it’s a woman or a man.
The companies we work with ask us to recruit candidates on their behalf and are, more and more, … Read More »
The Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was released earlier today, and shows the sector achieving “their strongest overall performance since April 2011, with the headline PMI reading boosted by faster new order growth and the greatest increase in pre-production inventories for six years.”* Regionally, “Quebec experienced the strongest overall improvement in manufacturing conditions” according … Read More »
Engineering is a field which has become increasingly driven by candidates over the last half-dozen years. The number of engineering jobs continues to grow; in fact, engineering was one of the most impressive sectors in terms of growth over the past year, due to the rebound of Canada’s manufacturing sector. Virtually all engineering specialities are … Read More »