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DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BancTec Canada, Inc., a provider of advanced, high-volume, document and payment processing solutions and services, announced today that Statistics Canada, the country's central statistical agency, has selected BancTec hardware and software as key technical components for its 2011 Census solution.
Canada's unemployment rate was unchanged at 8 percent in April, although employment grew by 36,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The agency attributed the increase to more workers becoming self-employed and, despite the gain, overall employment has fallen by 321,000 since a peak in October 2008. All the employment growth in April occurred in Quebec, which gained 22,000 new jobs and British Columbia, which posted 17,000 jobs.
The number of unemployed Canadians receiving federal Employment Insurance rose 4.4 percent to 560,400 in January, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday. There were 23,700 new claimants since December, particularly in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, the agency said. In Alberta, 23,300 people were receiving regular EI benefits in January, up 10.5 percent from December, StatsCan said.
Canadian farmers expect to harvest 10.9 million tons of canola, smashing last year's 9.5-million-ton record, Canada's statistics bureau said Thursday.
Canada's population increased 0.24 percent in the first quarter of 2008 to 33,223,800, the Statistics Canada agency reported Wednesday. The gain meant an additional 80,200 people are living in Canada since Jan.