Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Economy

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People Pouring Into What Appears To Be A Rising Tea Market In Canada

Imagine yourself in China, 2737 BC, the first person in the world to stumble upon tea. What would the first cup taste like? A recent surge of tea sales in Canada shows that almost 5,000 years later, the drink hasn’t finished catching on. Tea’s history is unparalleled in the beverage world. As late as the Han Dynasty from 202 BC to 220 AD, tea was relatively restricted to China and reserved for the rich and royal. During the Tang Dynasty from 618 to 907 AD, tea became a drink enjoyed by all social classes in China. Traveling researchers soon brought…

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Canadian Finance: Do Real Estate Stocks Outperform Actual Real Estate?

Originally, Canadians used physical coins for their money – this represented real value in terms of the metal content. A paper Canadian dollar is actually an IOU supposed to represent the underlying value of a real asset. The same is true for “real estate stocks” or “real estate investment trusts” (REITs). Over the last decade, the Canadian paper real estate stocks have outperformed the physical real estate market. Derivatives & Stock Exchanges With the development of electronic stock exchanges, it is easier for paper real estate stocks to outperform actual real estate. A professional stock broker knows how to ride…

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As Economy Limps Back More Canadians Head To Latin America

As the world economy continues it’s slow recovery, more and more Canadians that have been on effective house arrest in the country due to financial strife are making their way back to the beautiful beaches and pyramids of Latin American. With, hopefully, the worst behind us, many people are enjoying their new found sense of liberation, modest raises, and slight uptick in home values. These factors are encouraging the once restless people to get out and enjoy life a bit. While saving levels are at an all time high, people are still not completely terrified to pull out the credit…

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Insufficient Medical Technologists and Technicians Projected For 2013-2020

If you are looking for a promising career in Canada, a medical technologist or technicians could be the profession for you. Some of the occupations in this group include medical laboratory technicians, medical sonographers, medical radiation technologists and cardiology technologists. There is expected to be a demand of employees in these fields within the next eight years. Between 2011 and 2020, more than 41,000 people are predicted to seek jobs as a medical technician, and jobs are expected to be available. There will not be enough people to fill the jobs. Job expansions and retirements will help create more jobs…

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High Projected Demand For Paramedics Over The Next Decade

Brayden Hamilton-Smith knew that he wanted to become a paramedic while he was studying at Trent University in Peterborough. He was a volunteer for the medical team and provided medical treatment for students who were sick or injured on campus. This sparked his interest in EMT training. The members of Petersborogh EMS services urged him to take the necessary training. Hamilton-Smith completed his training at Humber College Paramedic Diploma Program. He graduated in 2008. Hamilton-Smith started working for Toronto EMS the same year that he graduated. Toronto EMS has 850 paramedics, which makes it the largest emergency medical service in…

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Canada’s Efforts to Stem a Continuing Doctor Shortage

Canada has long suffered from a shortage of available doctors, in large part due to outdated regulations mandating a limit on the number of doctors who can be trained in the country. This limit has left Canadian communities with few options to acquire sufficient new doctors, and even if it were to be removed, the lengthy period of time required to train a doctor means that the repeal of the limit would have no effect for approximately five years. The shortage can also be attributed to increased specialization in the medical field. Advances in medicine have necessitated specialization in order…

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Albertan Massage Therapists Impacted By New Insurance Requirements

A change in insurance requirements by two of Alberta’s biggest insurance companies has the potential to impact massage therapist salaries across the province. In October, Manulife began requiring that massage therapists have 2,200 hours of training education to qualify for insurance reimbursement; Alberta Blue Cross will do the same in May 2014. Previously, only 250 hours of training/education was required. This change is expected to have a serious effect on the estimated 3,000 Albertan massage therapists who do not meet the new requirements. Although the rule change will not preclude massage therapists from treating their clients, the loss of reimbursement…