Brandie Weikle

CBC News

Brandie Weikle is a senior writer for CBC News based in Toronto. She's a long-time magazine and newspaper editor and podcast host with specialities in family life, health and the workplace. You can reach her at

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Dark web detectives and cannabis sommeliers: Here are some jobs that could exist in the future

Dozens of labour experts were recently asked to imagine possible jobs of the future. Some of the hypothetical professions on their list might surprise you.

Canada lost some jobs in July, but at least 400K positions are still up for grabs

While Friday's employment data showed the economy lost 24,000 jobs in July, a Canadian Federation of Independent Business report found there are still more unfilled private sector jobs than one year ago.

More millennials base dating decisions on property-buying prospects than looks, survey suggests

Canadian millennials are more likely to pick a future partner based on shared home-buying aspirations than on good looks, a new survey has found.

Women are making inroads in the trades but still have a ways to go

Although women are making some inroads into skilled trades, just 1 in 10 apprentices are women and most of those are concentrated in female-dominated trades such as hairstylist or esthetician. Experts say that needs to change in order to meet demand for skilled workers.

Here's where Canadians are finding well-paying jobs in the trades

Thousands of Canadians find well-paying jobs in the trades each year, yet the variety and scope of opportunities in the trades tends to be poorly understood by the population.

Canada and California sign deal to cut vehicle emissions

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces that Canada and California will work together on regulations to cut greenhouse gasses from vehicles.

'The priorities have shifted': Nearly half of Canadian firms plan to spend on employee training, satisfaction

Nearly half of Canadian business leaders surveyed for a new report said they plan to boost spending on skills training for their staff in the next two years.

Slow out of the gate, university grads fare better than other Canadians: study

You're not imagining it — it does take university grads longer to find jobs these days. But a new report suggests those who hold degrees fare better than average down the road, meaning a university degree still looks like a good return on investment.

Job vacancies up almost 10% from last year: StatsCan report

Job vacancies rose nearly 10 per cent between the first quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2018, a new Statistics Canada report has found.

Most Canadian workers are stressed about their pay, study suggests

Despite record job creation and low unemployment, 83 per cent of Canadian workers polled for a recent survey said they experience stress related to pay and money problems.

Why mid-life could be the best time to change careers

For workers who wish to find their way to new careers, it may be easier than before to land those roles, especially given that Canada's jobless rate has just dropped to its lowest level in 43 years.

Why companies are now helping staff pay for their vacations

Companies are signing up with new benefit platform Vacation Fund, where employee savings for holidays are matched — at varying levels — by employers. Its the latest strategy among several recent initiatives geared at making sure staff use their holiday time.

These are the companies where Canadian students most want to work

Canadian employers will need to show new hires the money if they wish to compete with foreign-owned companies for talent entering the workforce, especially in competitive fields such as technology.

Looking for work in health care, tech or retail? You could be in luck

What do a registered nurse, a sales clerk and a software engineer have in common? They're all qualified for the jobs that are most likely to go unfilled in Canada.

The psychology behind why few of us feel rich

It's human nature to compare ourselves to others and when it comes to money, social psychologists say most people have a big blind spot — we only compare upward to those who have more than us.