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The Trucking Industry Has a Millennial Problem

The trucking industry is having a hard time attracting a younger workforce. A new study commissioned by the Canadian Trucking Alliance revealed that the industry could be short as many as 48,000 workers by 2024. Speaking on CBC Radio program “The Current”, Abacus Data CEO David Coletto explained that the trucking industry faces several challenges recruiting Millennial employees. Photo Credit Coletto explained […]

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School’s Out For Summer: Millennials and Vacation

With summer right around the corner, many are wondering where to spend their vacation. For Millennials, the answer likely isn’t Canada. A recent study by Destination Canada revealed that Millennials are eight times more likely to travel internationally than domestically. Factors cited include prohibitively expensive domestic airfare and the lack of affordable accommodations. While these […]

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Game On: The Gamification of Job Training

Innovative employers are using a new way to engage employees – games. Gamification, the process of applying game-like elements to a task, is on the rise in many areas, especially when it comes to job training, gamifying the process can increase engagement among new employees. From our research, we know that a Millennial employees value […]

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David Coletto talks Millennials and housing on BNN

More than half of Canadian millennials are tired of paying rent, but 70 per cent would rather hold out for a home they really want before jumping into the real estate market, according to a new poll released by the Bank of Montreal on Tuesday. The Pollara survey conducted for BMO revealed almost all millennials, […]

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Canadian millennials buying houses at younger age than their parents: report

Canadian millennials aged 25 to 34 are better off than their American counterparts — and are entering the housing market at a younger age than their parents did, suggests a new report from TD Economics. “In Canada, millennials … have found good jobs, higher incomes — particularly females,” said Diana Petramala, an economist for TD Economics and co-author […]

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How Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won Over Millennials At Davos

 By Jake Horowitz January 25, 2016 DAVOS, Switzerland — Of the many politicians attending this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there was one in particular who stood out as the most popular world leader for millennials: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Since he was elected in October, Trudeau has become an […]

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Millennials don’t want to work for the man

Companies like A&W are trying to entice the next generation of entrepreneurs to launch a franchise By: Lisa Wright Business Reporter, Published on Wed Jan 20 2016 Priya Dhillon has two children under the age of 4 and a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Guelph. But the 33-year-old has her sights set […]

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Millennials clueless about retirement savings plans

Jennifer Paterson | January 20, 2016 Almost a third (32%) of millennials admit they are “not at all knowledgeable” about retirement savings plans (RSPs), according to new survey by TD. The survey found that only 50% of those aged between 18-33 know that the money in an RSP can help to purchase their first home and just 28% know RSP funds can help […]

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This is why millennials will never grow up

Your grown-up children may never hit many of the milestones you’ve come to associate with adulthood — and you can blame their crushing student loan debt for that… [Read More]

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Gen Y money: DIY Disasters

I’m always on the lookout for ways to save cash, and a great alternative to buying is to DIY (Do it Yourself). DIY undertakings can range on a pretty wide spectrum……[read more]

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