Dollar stumbles after Trump says US will tax softwood lumber

Dollar stumbles after Trump says US will tax softwood lumber

The Canadian dollar is down more than .5 of a cent today, after US President Donald Trump said the United States will levy a 20% tax on Canadian softwood lumber imports yesterday. The dollar is trading at less than 73.5 US cents after closing Monday at 73.99 US cents. 80% of Canadian softwood lumber is exported to the US and […]

Eight roles expected to see biggest salary boosts in 2017

Eight roles expected to see biggest salary boosts in 2017

How much does a data ninja or coding wizard make? Significantly more than they did last year, according to the 2017 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. The 2017 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group show that base salaries in the technology and […]

New survey shows need for greater financial knowledge among Canadians

New survey shows need for greater financial knowledge among Canadians

A recent survey by Tangerine found that only half of Canadians consider themselves knowledgeable when it comes to personal finances. Of the remaining half, 39 per cent consider their personal finance knowledge “satisfactory”, saying they only have enough knowledge to get by, and 12 per cent say they have limited or no knowledge. Despite the […]

Canadians encouraged to manage their money wisely

Canadians encouraged to manage their money wisely

Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney today kicked off the sixth annual Financial Literacy Month (FLM), a campaign focused on helping Canadians take ownership of their personal finances. Under the theme “Managing money and debt wisely—It Pays to Know!”, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), in collaboration with organizations across the country, will raise […]

Majority of Canadians believe small business ownership is less risky than working for someone else

Majority of Canadians believe small business ownership is less risky than working for someone else

In a time of increased uncertainty, many Canadians are considering entrepreneurship as a way to gain control over their future. According to RBC’s recent Small Business Poll more than three-quarters of Canadians (79-per-cent) believe that working for themselves is less risky than working for someone else because they can control their own financial future. While […]

Canada Post partners with Shopify to offer Canadian retailers a seamless online shipping solution

Canada Post partners with Shopify to offer Canadian retailers a seamless online shipping solution

Canada Post, the country’s No. 1 parcel company, today announced a strategic partnership with Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. With this new partnership, Shopify merchants are able to purchase shipping labels at up to 40% off the usual Canada Post rates when buying labels through Shopify. Canada […]

Are you taking too long to hire?

Are you taking too long to hire?

Timing is everything, the saying goes, and for firms trying to hire it could make the difference between securing the candidate and losing out. For more than six in ten Canadian workers (64 per cent) in a Robert Half survey, the most frustrating part of the job search is the long wait after an interview […]

Canadian businesses still value face-to-face

Canadian businesses still value face-to-face

Canadian travellers believe business travel is important for company financial performance and are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences, according to the GBTA Global Business Traveller Sentiment Index™, in partnership with American Express. The research, which includes a survey of 420 Canadian business travellers, examines satisfaction with, and the resources available for, various aspects […]

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