Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are six that we found interesting this week:
This paper provides evidence of the benefits of career-related learning for children in primary school. It examines primary aged children’s decisions, aspirations and attitudes related to their career learning.
About 2.7 million people aged 60 and over, representing almost one-third of the population aged 60 and over, reported working or wanting to work in the previous 12 months. The reasons among those aged 60 and over were almost evenly split, with 49.0% working or wanting to work mainly out of necessity and 51.0% doing so out of choice.
Canada maintains the same Index rank this year (16), defending its top spot in the region as well as its position in the global top 20 on the overall Index, with modest improvements across a range of gender parity indicators. Notably, women only make up 24% of Canada’s artificial intelligence workforce, which is the fifth-largest in the world.
Current State of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Stem) in Yukon (Yukon College and Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)
This report finds employment for women in STEM is higher in Yukon than the national average. However, it observes that women do not fare as well as men in applying for engineering, technology, computer science or mathematics programs, and that there were twice as many men as women in STEM field managerial positions in 2016.
This report looks certain aspects of the educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories and places them in an international context. It examines four key themes:
- The output of educational institutions and the impact of learning
- Financial resources invested in education
- The learning environment and organization of schools
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4: Quality Education
A demographic, employment and income profile of Canadians with disabilities aged 15 years and over (Statistics Canada)
This research finds adults with disabilities in the 2017 CSD had lower rates of employment than those without disabilities. For example, among those aged 25 to 64 years, three in five (59%) persons with disabilities were employed compared to four in five (80%) of those without disabilities.
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