Jacqueline Hansen

Senior Business Reporter

Jacqueline Hansen is a senior business reporter for CBC News. Based in Toronto, she's been covering business and other news beats since 2010.

Latest from Jacqueline Hansen

Older Canadians reinvent themselves as 'seniorpreneurs' — in hopes it'll pay off

So-called ‘seniorpreneurs’ are part of a quickly growing group of older Canadians who are working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65, as savings rates for all Canadians stall below 2 per cent.
CLIMATE CHANGE

'It's the future': How going small may fuel nuclear power's comeback

Canada is positioning itself up to be a leader in a new age of nuclear power by exploring the use of small modular reactors. While the technology is still years away from being built, it's renewing long-held concerns by some about radioactive waste and accidents.

As clothing rentals take off, this Canadian company is expanding its offerings

Clothing rental options are evolving from one-off, special occasion outfits to subscriptions for everyday clothing, and Rent Frock Repeat is hoping to get in on the trend.

Think millennials are leaving Canada's big cities? Think again, RBC report says

A new report suggests that despite stories of young people being squeezed out of Canada’s biggest cities by high housing costs, more young people are actually moving in — than moving out.

Trading tuition for a slice of future income

Toronto-based private college HackerYou is launching a new payment option that enables students to enrol for $1 up front in exchange for a portion of their future earnings.

'I'm hoarding': Ontario's basic income recipients prepare for program's early end

Ontario's basic income pilot project was widely expected to last three years, and for participants who made financial commitments based on that timeline, the program's early end is creating new financial stresses.

Bank of Canada expected to hold its key lending rate in decision Wednesday

The Bank of Canada is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold in its monetary policy decision on Wednesday.

Mortgage stress test rules may be pushing borrowers towards unregulated lenders

The Bank of Canada released new data that shows stricter mortgage rules along with higher interest rates have helped slow the growth of risky mortgages, but some economists question whether over-leveraged borrowers are turning to the unregulated mortgage market.
Analysis

Why Toronto won by losing its bid for Amazon's new headquarters

Toronto’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2 fell short, but some say the city may be better off without the American giant.

Online gig economy is growing, but no one knows by how much

Canada’s digital workforce is growing faster than many other countries combined according to a new tool that attempts to shed light on a part of the world’s online gig economy that largely goes unmeasured.

Industry of dating sites, apps 'very mature,' but fresh investors still take the leap

With about 2,000 dating services to choose from in North America and millions of users engaging in them, tales of searching digitally for a successful match — for life, or perhaps just for the night — are now so common they've become an intimate part of the way we live.

Minimum wage is rising, but its purpose is still debated

When a minimum wage was introduced, its purpose was to protect women. A century later, hundreds of thousands of them still find themselves at the centre of the debate over raising it.

Canadians expected to pay more to dine out in 2018

Food prices are expected to hold steady for the next year — unless you like eating in restaurants.

Bitcoin gamble: Canadian couple pours life savings into bitcoin mine

As the price of bitcoin tops $15,000 US, some Canadians are looking for new ways to cash in on its climb.

Ultra-low rental vacancy rates highlight 'desperate' struggle to find affordable housing

The national rental vacancy rate has taken a dive and rental horror stories are growing, forcing renters to consider whether the payoffs of living in a big city are worth the cost, both financially and in terms of quality of life.