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  • Nearly Half Of Canadians Expect To Be Working Full-Time At Age 66: Survey
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    Nearly Half Of Canadians Expect To Be Working Full-Time At Age 66: Survey

    And three out of four don't have a financial plan, polling suggests.

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    What Is a 457(b) Plan?

    Individuals working for state and local governments, as well as some tax-exempt organizations, may be eligible for a 457(b) plan. This type of account is designed to help government and nonprofit workers save for retirement. If you invest in a 457(b) plan, you'll have access to certain advantages

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    How to Transition Into Retirement

    Retirement is not a single event. It is a process that begins long before you leave work and continues for the rest of your life. Here are some tips on how to transition into retirement and beyond. Get ...

  • 'Risky ventures': Alberta unions worry about plan to put pensions under government control
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    'Risky ventures': Alberta unions worry about plan to put pensions under government control

    Public sector employees say they are increasingly worried about the future of their pension plans after the Alberta government introduced legislation Monday to lock in pension assets from all public sector pension plans under the management of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, or AIMCo.&

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    Sudbury woman fights for job after being fired on maternity leave

    A Sudbury woman is fighting to get her job back after being terminated while on maternity leave.Amy Gravelle says she was on maternity leave from Canadian Blood Services in Sudbury when she was called into the office and told that there would be no job for her to return to. She was told her position

  • New Edmonton advice podcast targets student job-seekers
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    New Edmonton advice podcast targets student job-seekers

    A new advice podcast from the University of Alberta's alumni relations office tackles the looming question on many students' minds: how to find a job and build a career.What the Job? features interviews with U of A alumni and advisors from the school's career centre.Chloe Chalmers, an alumni

  • Confessions Of…An Unpaid Fashion Intern

    According to a recent study, 39% of graduates in their 20s have done an internship. And of the employers who offer internships, almost half (48%) admit to offering them unpaid.

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    Tax Tips for Retirees

    Retirees who plan carefully can often pay a lower tax bill in retirement. Poor or haphazard tax planning might actually move you into a higher tax bracket or result in you needlessly paying more taxes. A first step might be to schedule a meeting or conference call with a financial advisor or tax advisor

  • If Charlie’s Angels Had An Official Job Description, It’d Look Like This
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    If Charlie’s Angels Had An Official Job Description, It’d Look Like This

    Growing up, many of us probably wanted to be ballerinas, or teachers, or policewomen, or actresses, but why didn’t any of us consider the job of a Charlie’s Angel? Try fitting everything a Charlie’s Angel can do on a one-page CV. With the newly rebooted Charlie’s Angels now in cinemas and their girl

  • Refugees Coming To Canada Want To Contribute, Toronto Job Fair Shows
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    Refugees Coming To Canada Want To Contribute, Toronto Job Fair Shows

    Ameer and his partner Romteen* have only been in Canada for about two months, but their journey here was a long one. Now that they've arrived, they just want to get started on their new lives -- and for them that begins with one major thing: a job.The couple left Iran and spent four and a half years

  • Province not ready to accept closure of Brunswick Smelter, loss of 420 jobs
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    Province not ready to accept closure of Brunswick Smelter, loss of 420 jobs

    Premier Blaine Higgs held an emergency meeting with Glencore Canada Corp. officials Wednesday night to discuss the company's plan to close the Brunswick Smelter in northern New Brunswick by Christmas, putting 420 employees out of work."We're not at this point prepared to completely throw

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    Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

    When you prepare for a job interview, chances are you spend most of your time figuring out answers to potential questions you might get asked by the hiring team and other interviewers. -- What are the department's or company's key challenges that this position would help to solve? -- As the

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    10 Painless Ways to Save More for Retirement

    Saving for retirement doesn't have to be a chore. A few small changes can result in a much bigger retirement account balance, given enough time to compound. Here are some ways to save more for retirement without reducing your quality of life.

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    10 Kinds of Annoying Co-Workers and How to Deal With Them

    Identify the archetypes of these annoying colleagues and learn how to deal with them to alleviate workplace tension. The conspiracy theorist is convinced that every office tour of a stranger, closed-door meeting in the executive wing or even strange car in the parking lot means that "something

  • Vanishing act: Ghosting moves from the dating world to the job market
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    Vanishing act: Ghosting moves from the dating world to the job market

    Canada's hot job market is proving a challenge for employers and recruiters alike, as finding staff has become an increasingly difficult task in some sectors.In fact, some workers have adopted the practice of ghosting, usually used to sever social ties with someone without any explanation, to manage

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    IRA Contribution Limits for 2020

    Retirement savers will be able to defer paying income tax on up to $6,000 in an individual retirement account in 2020. Workers with slightly higher incomes will also be eligible to save for retirement in traditional and Roth IRAs and qualify for the saver's tax credit. -- The IRA contribution limit

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    New 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2020

    The 401(k) catch-up contribution limit will also increase by $500, which means older workers can defer paying income tax on an additional $1,000. -- The 401(k) contribution limit will increase to $19,500. -- The 401(k) catch-up contribution limit will grow to $6,500 for those age 50 and older.

  • How The Cost Of Childcare Damaged These Women’s Careers
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    How The Cost Of Childcare Damaged These Women’s Careers

    A recent report by campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed found that 17% of parents have been forced to quit their jobs over the cost of childcare and 62% say they work fewer hours. "We need provision [for childcare] from nine months because for many, that's when maternity leave finishes,"

  • Nurse gets full access to pension tied up for nearly 2 years in Phoenix pay system
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    Nurse gets full access to pension tied up for nearly 2 years in Phoenix pay system

    A Fraser Valley woman has finally received her full pension almost two years after she quit a federal government nursing job at Kent Institution in Agassiz, B.C. Jennie Jackson says she got a call from the Canada Pension Centre early Monday to say funds held back because of issues with the troubled Phoenix

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    Careers and substitute work available at Public Schools Branch job fair

    P.E.I.'s Public Schools Branch is holding two job fairs to deal with a shortage of workers, and not just teachers.It includes substitute teachers, educational assistants, school bus drivers and cleaners, as well as some career positions, such as school psychologist."We have some shortages with

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    Transit job action could affect patient care, nurses' union says

    The B.C. Nurses' Union is worried that job action by transit workers could start to affect patient care at Lower Mainland hospitals and other health facilities. Sharon Sponton, the union's provincial treasurer, said one in five health-care workers take public transit to work and it is critical

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    How to Take Advantage of 401(k) Catch-Up Contributions

    The tax deduction you can claim on these catch-up contributions could save you over $1,000 on your annual tax bill. Workers can defer paying income tax on as much as $19,000 that they contribute to a 401(k), 403(b) and the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan in 2019. Once you turn 50, you

  • 'We were exploited': French migrants say Edmonton company misled them
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    'We were exploited': French migrants say Edmonton company misled them

    Six workers from France claim they were misled by an Edmonton landscaping company that paid them less when they arrived on Canadian soil than they had been promised when they were recruited.Cyril Belkhiter, who is originally from southern France, said he had been dreaming of moving to Canada since the

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    Retired Investors Face a Spending Test

    The majority of time spent planning for retirement is focused on creating a saving and investing strategy with a goal of accumulating funds. You're likely also thinking through how you will want to spend your time in retirement and the fun things you'll do in lieu of going to your 9-to-5 job

  • Job fair specifically for refugees gives hope to those having trouble finding work
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    Job fair specifically for refugees gives hope to those having trouble finding work

    For months, Mariam Ajuya handed out her resume to employers, only to be told that she didn't have any Canadian experience. The constant denial was frustrating until she attended Toronto's first refugee job fair Thursday at Metro Hall. "I have a few job offers now," said Ajuya, who fled