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Canadians are staying at their jobs longer than ever before, with an unprecedented proportion reporting they have been working for the same employer for more than five years.
Canadians are staying at their jobs longer than ever before, with an unprecedented proportion reporting they have been working for the same employer for more than five years.
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The surprising downside of secure jobs

Here’s the good news: Canadians love their jobs.

Here’s the bad news: Canadians love their jobs.

Benjamin Tal and Nick Exarhos of CIBC World Markets argue in a new report that the Canadian labour market has defied the expectations of a few years ago. Back then, many prognosticators saw us moving toward a new economy in which workers would become free agents, moving fluidly between employers as demand dictated.