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Welders wanted in the West

Welders wanted in the West

In the spring of 2012, discouraged by his lack of prospects in Ontario, Michael Reid uprooted himself from Sarnia and hit the road for Saskatchewan, where farm equipment manufacturer Morris Industries Ltd. snapped up the young welder after seeing a demonstration of … Continued

Puzzling Weakness in Construction Work

Puzzling Weakness in Construction Work

With the economy having added 162,000 jobs in July, it’s clear the pace of job creation has slowed. Before the report, the average monthly gain for 2013 was 202,000 jobs. One explanation for this slowdown is the failure of the construction … Continued

Employment does wonders for local welder

Employment does wonders for local welder

This is Part 2 of a series of stories about living with mental illness in Chilliwack. Read Part 1, on housing, and the introduction to the series, online. Chilliwack welder-fitter Bryce Oostenbrink had just turned 30, but life wasn’t going as planned. … Continued

Industries Hiring The Most People In Canada, March 2013

Industries Hiring The Most People In Canada, March 2013

Statistics Canada’s latest payroll report shows earnings grew 3.1 per cent on average over the year to March, 2013. Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $915 in March, up 0.7 per cent from the previous month. The report also … Continued