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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To keep data safe, companies must recruit more women in cybersecurity, experts say

The cybersecurity industry desperately needs more skilled workers to help protect our data, yet experts in the field say it has only just begun to explore one obvious solution: recruit more women.

Canada added 54,000 jobs in September, StatsCan says

Canada's economy added 54,000 jobs in September, bringing the unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent from 5.7 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.

Bad bosses prompt 2 in 5 Canadians to quit a job, survey finds

New research conducted on behalf of staffing firm Robert Half found that 39 per cent of respondents had quit a job because of a bad boss.

Entrepreneurs battle burnout from working longer hours, taking fewer vacations, survey suggests

Many of us romanticize the idea of employing ourselves, but a new survey suggests small-business owners are working harder, taking fewer vacations and enjoying less downtime since leaving traditional employment to start their own ventures.

Legalized cannabis hasn't hurt productivity, but most employers don't allow it at work, survey suggests

Legal recreational cannabis hasn't had the negative effect on workplace productivity that some Canadians expected, but that could be because 86 per cent of us work for organizations that don't allow it at work, a new online survey suggests.

Here are some small towns and cities where you can get a well-paying tech job

Economists say Canada now has a digital divide between those who have access to big-city tech jobs and those who do not. Here are some of the smaller towns and cities working to spread opportunity around.

Competing with big tech for coveted workers, Canadian companies tout benefits of working for smaller firms

When companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google and others expand their presence in Canada, it creates added challenges for Canadian companies looking to retain and recruit coveted tech talent. The solution, hiring managers say, is to highlight the advantages of working for a smaller firm.

Tuesday is the most productive day of the week, survey finds

With the Monday-morning cobwebs cleared, Tuesday is the most productive day of the week, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of staffing firm Accountemps.

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.