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Toronto home sales rebound in June as market shrugs off coronavirus slowdown

Toronto home sales rebound in June as market shrugs off coronavirus slowdown

July 7, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

Toronto home sales rebounded in June, with the average selling price up 12 per cent over the past year, as competition heated up after a brief slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic. Once again, ... [read more]

How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Rethinking immigration can boost the economy

How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Rethinking immigration can boost the economy

July 3, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

This story is part of a series that proposes solutions to the many issues exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and what government and citizens can do to make Canada a better place. The coronaviru ... [read more]

Canada’s economy saw record 11.6% drop in April, but signs of rebound emerging

Canada’s economy saw record 11.6% drop in April, but signs of rebound emerging

June 30, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

COVID-19 lockdowns choked off 11.6 per cent of Canadian real gross domestic product in April, the biggest one-month economic downturn on record – but preliminary evidence indicates that the econ ... [read more]

Pandemic accelerates sale plans for Toronto condo

Pandemic accelerates sale plans for Toronto condo

June 29, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

85 Bloor St. E., No. 1503, Toronto Asking price: $469,000 Selling price: $580,000 Previous selling prices: $389,000 (2016); $332,500 (2011); $203,260 (2006) Taxes: $2,090 (2019) Days on the ... [read more]

Inside a 5-Bed Riverdale Home That Just Went for $500k Over Asking

Inside a 5-Bed Riverdale Home That Just Went for $500k Over Asking

June 26, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

This 5-bed detached home at 63 Withrow Avenue in North Riverdale just went for $500,000 over asking after being on the market for just two days. Besides being just steps from one ... [read more]

How COVID-19 has changed Canada's economy for the worse — but also for the better

How COVID-19 has changed Canada's economy for the worse — but also for the better

June 24, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

Every facet of Canadian life has been changed by the current pandemic, from how and where we live, to how we shop, eat and work. While not all changes have been for the better, COVID-19 could bri ... [read more]

As the pandemic wanes, a job recruitment rebound takes place

As the pandemic wanes, a job recruitment rebound takes place

June 22, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

As Canadian employers emerge from coronavirus pandemic restrictions and ramp up operations, there has been a rebound in new job postings for skilled candidates.
 While recruitment activity is not b ... [read more]

ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Increased by 208,400 Jobs in May 2020

ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Increased by 208,400 Jobs in May 2020

June 18, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

TORONTO, June 18, 2020 /CNW/ -- Employment in Canada increased by 208,400 jobs from April to May according to the May ADP® Canada National Employment Report.&nbs ... [read more]

Bank of Canada to shift focus to economic recovery, new governor says

Bank of Canada to shift focus to economic recovery, new governor says

June 17, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

After unleashing a barrage of measures early in the COVID-19 crisis to successfully stabilize financial markets and keep credit flowing, the Bank of Canada is about to pivot to bolstering the burgeoni ... [read more]

CERB payments to be extended for 2 more months

CERB payments to be extended for 2 more months

June 16, 2020 | Posted by: Maurice Kwok

The Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) is being extended by two more months, even as the government encourages people to look for jobs and to go back to work when it's possib ... [read more]

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