Ten tax tips for post-secondary students and their parents

Ten tax tips for post-secondary students and their parents
  1. Claim tuition and education credits. A student is generally entitled to a tax credit for tuition paid, plus an education credit based on $400 a month of full-time ($120 for part-time) attendance in school. If she doesn’t need the credits to reduce her taxes to nil, she can transfer up to $5,000 of ...

Study: Where can that liberal arts degree take you on the Canadian job market right now?

Study: Where can that liberal arts degree take you on the Canadian job market right now?
  Most Canadians surveyed told us that they believe educational choices should be tied to job market demands. (And almost 75% say that they are not working in jobs that are related to their studies.) That is why for our recent Thinkopolis research report, we looked at the education Canadians listed on their resumes in ...

What are Canadian students looking for in a workplace?

What are Canadian students looking for in a workplace?
A new survey says recent grads are more willing to stay longer with their first employer, have an increasing focus on employers over industries and strongly prioritize organizational culture. Universum – a company that specializes in employer branding – released a survey on May 7 outlining what Canadian students are searching for in future employers, ...

Work Story Wednesday: The new, younger face of startups

Work Story Wednesday: The new, younger face of startups
If you’ve ever thought about starting your own company, you’re not alone. More and more, students and recent grads are looking to launch their own startups and business ventures to become their own boss, especially in a tough economy. Today’s Globe and Mail features the story of Nathaniel Bagnell, 25, and Kelver Freire, 30, both ...