May 24 roundup

On youth unemployment, EI reform and your complete Canadian Business Investor 500 guide.

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•Nearly 1 million, or 13%, of Canadian youth aged 15 to 29 are out of school and unemployed, according to StatsCan. While the number has remained almost flat for the past two decades, it is the second lowest among G7 nations.

•Upcoming changes to EI will require beneficiaries to look for a job every day they receive government money and be able to show evidence of their job search.

•Have you checked out the Canadian Business Investor 500 guide yet? It’s full of top stock picks, income-generating dividend stocks, safe defensive stocks and more.

•A new post-secondary scholarship for Canadians aged 16 to 22 years was launched Thursday. Ten lucky winners will receive $1,000 from Brandes to help them move into their earning (and saving) years.

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