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CanadianBusiness: Vancouver Could Be The Next Calgary

An article appearing in the online edition of last Tuesday’s Canadian Business magazine suggests that Vancouver stands to follow in Calgary’s footsteps and become an energy company magnet: The management of Canada’s oil and gas industry has become, over the … Continue reading

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Increase in US Oil Production Threatens Canada’s Oil Sands

Canadian energy producers exported over $120 billion worth of energy products in 2011, which constituted over 25 percent of the $462 billion worth of goods/services exported from Canada that year. The sizeable contribution made by the oil and gas sector … Continue reading

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Vancouver, Canada to Host International TED Conference

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference, a gathering of some of the world’s brightest and most influential thinkers, will be moved to Vancouver in 2014 and 2015, it was announced on Monday. It is believed that the move … Continue reading

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Canada’s North Will Need Up To 70,000 Workers by 2020 – Conference Board of Canada

A report released on Monday by the Conference Board of Canada, one of the country’s most respected public policy research organizations, predicts that mining in Northern Canada will support an additional 43,000 to 70,000 jobs in the region by 2020. … Continue reading

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Report Projects Oil Sands to Contribute Trillions to the Canadian Economy

A comprehensive report on the challenges and opportunities of Canada’s oil sands by auditing giant Deloitte projects that the hydrocarbon deposits will contribute an estimated $2.1 trillion to Canada’s GDP over the next 25 years. The economic benefits of the … Continue reading

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Chinese Immigrants to Canada Call for Beefed up Math/Science Curriculum in B.C.

The Vancouver Sun reports that a group of Chinese-educated tutors are calling for British Columbia’s Education Ministry to raise math and science standards in the province’s public schools. The group of private tutors say that B.C. students are slipping compared … Continue reading

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Toronto Tops CIBC’s Annual Metropolitan Economic Index for Canadian Cities

Toronto leads all Canadian cities with a score of 20.6 points in the most recent CWM Metropolitan Economic Activity Index, which rates the economic activity of Canadian cities according to nine economic variables selected by CIBC’s World Markets subsidiary. The … Continue reading

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Employment Rate of Canada’s Immigrants, Except Filipinos, Trailing National Average

A Statistics Canada report released last week shows Canadian immigrants continuing to experience lower employment rates than the general population, with the gap growing since the 2008 financial crisis. According to the report, the employment rate of immigrants aged 25 to 54 … Continue reading

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Canada’s Population Hits 35 Million, Immigration Largest Source of Growth

According to Statistics Canada’s population clock, Canada’s population passed 35 million last week, a notable landmark in the country’s developmental history, from a sparsely populated British colony in the 19th century to an emerging economic force in the world today. … Continue reading

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Vancouver 5th Place in Global Quality of Life Ranking

The Mercer 2012 Quality of Life Ranking has again placed Vancouver as the top spot to live in Canada and the Americas. Beating out the West Coast city globally were Vienna, Austria (1st), Zurich, Switzerland (2nd), Auckland, New Zealand (3rd), … Continue reading

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