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Economy lost 207,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate rises, Statistics Canada says
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Economy lost 207,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate rises, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA — Canada’s labour market lost 207,000 jobs last month as a spike in COVID-19 variant cases led to renewed public health restrictions and raised concerns about longer-term economic consequences from the pandemic. The unemployment rate rose to 8.1 per cent from 7.5 per cent in March, Statistics Canada reported. It would have been 10.5...

COVID-19 modelling shows B.C. bending the curve of variant cases
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COVID-19 modelling shows B.C. bending the curve of variant cases

VANCOUVER — Efforts by British Columbia health officials and residents are managing to suppress infections that have been driven by COVID-19 variants, a group of modelling experts says. The group of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences says projections show a 30 to...

Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway
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Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway

OTTAWA — International graduates and essential workers eligible to apply for permanent residency under a new program say requiring them to retake language proficiency tests is unreasonable, especially during a global pandemic. Akshay Aman, a law clerk graduate currently working as a security officer in Toronto, said international students have already passed language tests and...