Free Online Research Service Brings Big Data Insight to Canadians Looking for Work

We just announced the launch today of Worxica (www.worxica.com) – Canada’s first free, publicly available curated archive of historic job vacancies.

Worxica is a labour market information research tool built for use by Canadian job seekers, students, and employers. It provides access to information from almost 1.6 Million Canadian job postings collected in the past 12 months. After entering a job title and location, they can see a summary showing the number of applicable local job ads advertised over the past year, who has been hiring, the typical annual wages offered, skills and certifications required, and more. Users can then click on any reported metric to dive into the job postings it was retrieved from.

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Canada’s Employment Market Strong in April and March but Uncertainties Persist

On May 11th Environment Canada released its labour market survey report for April. It speaks of employment growth, and comes on the heels of an even stronger job market performance in March. But a simultaneous disappointing job market report from the United States and troubling economic news from the rest of the world mean that downside risks remain considerable. Risks at home remain significant as well: The strong performance comes in an environment of unsustainable, record-low interest rate and record high household debt levels among Canadians.

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This Labour Market Downturn was not as Bad as Earlier Ones. Or Was It?

In a new recently released report, Statistics Canada compared the job market impact of the recent economic downturn (2008-2010) with that of earlier recessions. According to the study, employment grew more quickly this time than in the previous two recessions of the early 80’s and early 90’s. However, the report may have overlooked some unique aspects of the impact that this downturn had on the job market.
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