58% of Canadian businesses are now fully open: CFIB

23 per cent are making normal sales for this time of year and 34 per cent are back to normal staffing levels, says the national organization

58% of Canadian businesses are now fully open: CFIBThe Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said on Tuesday that its weekly small business recovery dashboard saw a slight improvement since its launch last week as part of the #SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign, which will run through the fall.  Fifty-eight per cent of businesses are fully open (compared to 53 per cent last week), 23 per…

Tourism spending in Canada sees largest decline ever

Tourism gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 14.8 per cent, while jobs attributable to tourism fell 6.5 per cent, both also the largest quarterly declines

Tourism spending in Canada sees largest decline everTourism spending in Canada fell 14.2 per cent in the first quarter—the largest decline on record—in the wake of measures imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in March, reported Statistics Canada on Tuesday. The federal agency said tourism gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 14.8 per cent, while jobs attributable to tourism fell 6.5 per cent,…

Canadian GDP takes a big hit in April due to COVID

Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction decreased 9.4 per cent in April, as all subsectors were down

Canadian GDP takes a big hit in April due to COVIDReal gross domestic product (GDP) in Canada dropped 11.6 per cent  in April, following a 7.5 per cent decline in March as April marked the first full month of measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a new report released Tuesday by Statistics Canada. The federal agency said all 20…

Purolator adding 1,100 jobs to meet increased demand

The new jobs are located across Canada, and the company expects to hire another 1,000 employees in a few months to help satisfy peak season demand

Purolator adding 1,100 jobs to meet increased demandA surge in e-commerce and the rise in home delivery has Purolator responding by creating more than 1,100 jobs to meet the increased demand. "Everyone has experienced dramatic change over the past few months and we are accelerating our growth and innovation plans to help businesses recover, to help people and families adapt and stay…