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'Vital Signs' report shows new immigrants still attracted to Edmonton
Without current immigration levels, or increased fertility, the population will start to shrink in 20 years
Min Dhariwal | CBC News |Posted: Oct 04, 2016 4:49 PM MT Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016 4:57 PM MT
Immigrants settling in Edmonton are more likely to be younger than the average population, more likely to be self-employed, and the vast majority arrive as economic-class immigrants.
Those figures are just some of the dozens of statistics released on Tuesday in the annual Vital Signs report, by the Edmonton Community Foundation.
The report is like a snapshot of Edmonton's demographics.
For example, it shows the number of people arriving as 'permanent residents' in Edmonton has increased 178 per cent over the last ten year and stood at 16,739 in 2015.
Pets outnumber kids & 9 other facts from 2016 Edmonton Vital Signs report
Caley Ramsay | Global News
Longtime Edmonton philanthropist was active in the city's arts and cultural communities
CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2016 12:14 PM MT Last Updated: Aug 15, 2016 2:28 PM MT
One block of a downtown avenue has been renamed in honour of longtime Edmonton philanthropist Judy Padua.
The portion of 101A Avenue between 99th Street and 100th Street will now be known as Judy Padua Way.
The designation by the city of Edmonton's naming committee became official on Sunday.
"With this street so close to the Citadel and the Stanley Milner Library, it seemed a fitting recognition to Judy, who spent much of her life dedicated to children and the arts," Cory Sousa of the naming committee said in a statement.
Padua, who died in 2008, was involved with many non-profit organizations during her lifetime, including the World University Service of Canada, the Clifford E. Lee Foundation, the Muttart Foundation, the Edmonton Social Planning Council and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy.
She was a member of the mayor's task force on Investment in the Arts that led to the establishment of the Edmonton Arts Council. Padua was inducted into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 2003.
Edmonton Journal | Juris Graney | October 4, 2016
Edmonton's 2016 living wage: $16.69 per hour
Edmonton Social Planning Council releases annual report
By: Alex Boyd Metro Published on Thu Jun 23 2016
Two working adults living in the city with two kids would each have to make $16.69 an hour in order to make ends meet, according to the Edmonton Living Wage Report released Thursday.
The Edmonton Social Planning Council calculates the living wage every year, using cost of living estimates for Edmonton. They also take into account dollars coming in from government transfers and additional costs like EI and CPP premiums.
The living wage for 2016 is actually 67 cents less than last year, because of child benefit increases from both the federal and provincial governments.
“Our hope is that more Edmonton employers will rise to the challenge and commit to paying a living wage to all their employees,” said ESPC Research Coordinator John Kolkman in a release.
“Research indicates that employers paying a living wage benefit from decreased staff turnover, improved productivity and reduced absenteeism.”
Read the whole article on the Metro.