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January 24, 2019

 
 
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Women in Canadian tech jobs make nearly $20,000 less a year than men, study finds
  Women in Canadian tech jobs make nearly $20,000 less a year than men, study finds
 

Tara Deschamps

Women in Canadian tech jobs, with a bachelor’s degree or higher, earn nearly $20,000 less a year than their male counterparts – and that pay gap can be just as stark for visible minority and Indigenous tech workers, a new study says.

 
The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, housed within Ryerson University in Toronto, crunched 2016 Statistics Canada census data with methodology based on the U.S. O*Net system for skills breakdowns.

 
It found a $19,750 pay gap between female and male workers with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, with women averaging $75,500 a year, compared with $95,100 for men.

 
 
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Shopify to launch TV and film production venture
  Shopify to launch TV and film production venture
 

Tara Deschamps

Shopify Inc. is branching out beyond its e-commerce roots to launch a TV and film content development and production house, but the company says it isn’t gearing up to become a competitor to heavyweights like Netflix or the CBC or a branded content creator.

 
The Ottawa-based tech giant revealed Wednesday to The Canadian Press that it is launching a venture called Shopify Studios that will involve developing, producing and financing projects for both streaming platforms and traditional networks.

 
Among the first wave of content Shopify will release is a series of 20- to 30-minute videos on entrepreneurs called Studios Films, which will feature episodes on jeans brand Hiut Denim Co. and New York-based streetwear designer Colm “KidSuper” Dillane. Shopify will also release a docu-series called “And Nowhere Else,” which will examine the relationship between where individuals live and what they choose to create, and a weekly podcast called “Vanguard,” which will explore secret economies and debut with the story of an artist who has created a bespoke tarot card deck to explore Black identity.

 
 
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The fragmented future of work: What’s your gig?
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Linda Nazareth

 
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Verizon cutting around 800 jobs in media division
  Verizon cutting around 800 jobs in media division
 
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Tesla shares fall as it cuts production hours for Model S and X
Tesla shares fall as it cuts production hours for Model S and X
 

Sonam Rai

 
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Saskatchewan joins Quebec in requiring Netflix to collect sales tax
  Saskatchewan joins Quebec in requiring Netflix to collect sales tax
 

Bill Curry

 
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