Thousands of new jobs at risk as result of CRTC’s Globalive decision

The decision by Canada’s telecommunications regulator to deny a new nation-wide wireless carrier a licence could result in the loss of thousands of new jobs and is being criticized for choking off competition.Globalive

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Does cloud computing make your tech job obsolete?

As if outsourcing, virtualization, utility computing, automation, hosted applications, and a recession weren't enough to stress out the average IT professional, there's the emerging threat of cloud computing to take away even more

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Leon Erlanger

Hiring demand starts to percolate across Canada

Some glimmers of hope are appearing in the Canadian job market. The June Labour Force survey from Statistics Canada surprised analysts with its relatively optimistic picture of Canada's labour market. Although unemployment edged

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Lynn Greiner

Internet creating new, high-paying jobs

As the automobile industry sheds jobs, it comes as good news that over the last decade or so the Internet has created 1.2 million jobs, many paying higher salaries than average, a new

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Bonnie Ruberg

PEI, and the livin’ is easy … especially for local game developers

Prince Edward Island's GamePlan -- an economic development strategy targeted at the island's gaming industry -- is helping local game developers score big in the little island. Launched by the PEI government, GamePlan

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Jobs and cash woo IT workers to Saskatchewan

While workers are laid off across most of Canada, Saskatchewan is one province actively recruiting job seekers, including IT professionals. During a recent trip to Toronto, Saskatchewan politicians boasted of short commutes, affordable

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada’s IT skills shortage persists despite recession, layoffs

Despite a cruel economy that's resulted in scores of layoffs across North America, Microsoft's Canadian partners, who specialize in serving small businesses, are still challenged by an IT skills shortage, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Brian Jackson

How to know if you’re likely to be laid off

"Will I still have a job tomorrow?" With the economy in a far-reaching recession and companies announcing layoffs seemingly every day, that question looms large in every working person's mind. And with good

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Using the virtual world of Second Life to snag young IT talent

The competition sure is fierce when it comes to landing good young talent these days. Organizations are standing shoulder to shoulder around the global talent pool, trying to hook their share of Gen

Published on: September 10th, 2008 David Carey

Five practices that will make your IT career soar

It's a good time to aspire to IT stardom.For one thing, there's the growing number of IT leaders who enjoy celebrity status, people like Gregor Bailar (the former Capital One CIO who retired

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Diann Daniel

Canadian companies using creative techniques to attract top IT talent

In today's fiercely competitive hiring environment, Canadian companies are coming up with creative strategies to attract and keep the best IT talent.Whether it's incenting  staff to poach skilled friends currently working for competitors,

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

New Brunswick promoted as IT jobs haven – but is there a downside?

Looking for an opportunity to spread your wings and give your IT career a lift? Scouting for that perfect location to set up you tech business?New Brunswick might just be the place for

Published on: February 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano