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As you know, CIC delivers the CIC Newsletter direct to your inbox each Wednesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your career. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CIC Newsletter news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Canadians want work. Why have so many stopped looking?
Global News
The percentage of working-age Canadians who aren't working — who aren't even looking for a job — is at a historic high years after the economy supposedly bounced back from the recession. The labour participation rate for Canadian men in their working prime — ages 25 through 54 — is the lowest it's been since Statistics Canada started collecting that data. Women's participation rate, rising since the 1950s, has been largely stagnant since 2006.
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Researchers score $5.3 million to advance science and tech in Canada
Tech Vibes
Eleven University of Waterloo researchers are receiving a combined $5.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to partner with industry on strategic research. One project will be vital for Canada in developing innovations for environmentally friendly water treatment technologies. William Wong, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, is working with MW Canada to create electronic fabric, where UV lights are integrated directly into fabric, to be used in water filtration systems.
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The best paying STEM jobs aren't in IT or on the West Coast
Fierce CIO
The best area in the United States for STEM pay isn't located in California — but rather 2,800-plus miles away in Bethesda, Maryland. That is according to a new study from SmartAsset, a venture-backed financial tech company, which also found that on average, the top-paying STEM jobs were in engineering and mathematics, not tech. "While many of the most high-profile STEM successes in recent years have come from the world of tech startups," the study summary notes.
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5 trends that will shape the labour market landscape in Canada this year
Financial Post
Many factors are shaping the year ahead for businesses and their employees across Canada. Falling oil prices are expected to continue for some time; consumers and government will carry even deeper debt loads and Generation Z will begin entering the job market while Boomerang Boomers continue to fill the void in various skilled trades. While we saw flat job growth last year, economists and organizations have shown optimism for the year ahead.
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Canadians more pessimistic than usual about job prospects, salaries in 2015
Yahoo! News
Looming layoffs in Alberta's oil sands. Pink slips by the thousands at Target, Sony and Tim Hortons. All these gloomy headlines are casting a long shadow over the country. A new employment study by Randstad Canada indicates that jobseekers are more pessimistic than usual about their employment prospects in 2015. Nearly half of those surveyed (47 per cent) for the Workmonitorstudy said they are bracing for a tougher job market in the year ahead.
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