According to the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), Generation Y is much more focused on starting a business than preceding generations. To such an extent that it is completely redrawing the Canadian entrepreneurial landscape.
At the beginning of the year, a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reported on the salaries of the 100 highest paid Canadian CEOs. According to their calculations, at exactly 1:11 pm on January 2, a majority of them had already pocketed what the average Canadian earns in a full year.
According to the latest Global Index on Labour issued by Kelly Services, social networks are opening up more and more career opportunities for workers. Canadians will be even more inclined to use LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook when seeking a new job than their American neighbours.
More and more Canadian employers are aware of the link between workplace health and absenteeism or productivity. Interviewed for a survey by Sun Life Financial, they today place work related stress and the sedentary lifestyle as the main health risks incurred by their employees.