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Hot Jobs: Career strategies for a new era in the Canadian workplace

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It’s a new era in the Canadian workplace. Long gone is the idea of one steady employer from internship to retirement, a cushy pension and steady salary increases. The new environment is a challenging one for jobseekers, with precarious work on the rise while wages have been stagnating compared to the cost of living for years.

But there’s some good news.

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Unemployment in Canada is currently quite low — last month it sat at 5.9 per cent, and the economy is in good shape. While there’s definitely opportunity out there, the nature of our workplaces is changing, and that means so are the kinds of jobs that are worth investing in.

Whether you’re looking to change directions or just looking to make some money on the side, Hot Jobs, a new series from Global News focuses on career strategy for a new era in work.

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Hot Jobs, a series from Global News.
Hot Jobs, a series from Global News.

Here’s what we’ll be looking at throughout the week: