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Old Posted Aug 8, 2018, 9:45 AM
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The US residents by non-automobile line are probably apples to apples comparing cities for their tourism pull, which would discount the easily drive-able border cities like Windsor & Vancouver.

Likewise the line concerning non-US international residents are probably a pretty good proxy for international tourist appeal.

BC does very well across the board.
It is fascinating.

Visitors from countries other than the United States are more numerous in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario and BC. That surprises me for Ontario - obviously it gets lots of tourists but I would've assumed the number would be overwhelmed by the volume of Americans crossing the border every day.
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It is fascinating.

Visitors from countries other than the United States are more numerous in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario and BC. That surprises me for Ontario - obviously it gets lots of tourists but I would've assumed the number would be overwhelmed by the volume of Americans crossing the border every day.
Ontario has YYZ, the biggest air gateway in the country.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2018, 11:36 AM
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Remember that Niagara Falls is one of the largest single tourist attractions on the planet. But yes - a ton of those tourists are Americans who border hop for a few hours. A large gateway airport with direct flights to almost anywhere globally also helps.
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Nice - they have been looking for a suitable location for years. Apparently this distribution centre will use new technologies, that if successful, can reduce the staff at existing warehouses. It is a bit of a demonstration centre.

Walmart Canada to invest more than $175 million to build new sustainable, state-of-the-art fulfillment centre in Surrey, British Columbia

https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...689221811.html

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-New fulfillment centre will result in 150-200 long-term jobs in Surrey and surrounding community, plus additional 300 skilled construction and engineering roles during the construction period

-Fulfillment centre will provide fresh and frozen grocery items to 60 stores within British Columbia

-Facility to feature state-of-the-art technology, with focus on sustainability and zero-waste
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So we don't use the term 'warehouse' any more? They're 'fulfillment centres'? Next people will start calling fast food joints 'nourishment dispensaries'.
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So we don't use the term 'warehouse' any more? They're 'fulfillment centres'? Next people will start calling fast food joints 'nourishment dispensaries'.
I'd always thought a 'fulfillment centre' was a direct-to-consumer distribution centre, whereas a warehouse was for distribution to another (retail) outlet.

To me this sounds like the author was trying to put a shiny spin on a (yep) warehouse announcement...
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The author in this case was Walmart themselves, who call their own warehouse the wrong term considering this is a distribution center not a fulfillment center.
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The author in this case was Walmart themselves, who call their own warehouse the wrong term considering this is a distribution center not a fulfillment center.
Could be both. You can order things online from Walmart and have it shipped directly to you. I've done that a few times since Amazon started their "prime-members only" offerings.
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Employment Boom in Ontario Defies Minimum-Wage Naysayers

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In spite of some predictions to the contrary, Ontario’s sharp minimum-wage increase hasn’t killed its labor market.

Business owners and economists fretted the 21 percent wage hike, which took effect Jan. 1, would cause a slowdown, but the latest employment report shows the province’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in July, the lowest since 2000, and lower than every other province except British Columbia.

The labor gains suggest companies are coping with higher wage costs because of the strong economy, says Krishen Rangasamy, senior economist at National Bank Financial in Montreal.

“While Ontario’s minimum wage increase had the expected effect of lifting Canada’s average wage growth this year, the advertised negative impact on employment is less apparent,” Rangasamy wrote in a research note Friday. “Employers seem reluctant to part with their now more expensive workers perhaps due to reported labor shortages, although the persistence of strong sales and profits could also explain the resilience of employment.”


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Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 9:41 AM
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Yay again. International students are one of our only reliable sources of immigration. We also just introduced a new immigration category that enables them to establish a business here once they graduate and then get fast-tracked to permanent residency.

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