Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three that we found interesting this week:
This report examines differences in pay between male and female corporate executives. It reveals a significant gender pay gap in Canada’s C-suite, undercutting the “merit” argument often used to justify extreme levels of executive compensation. Among top executives, women make $0.68 for every dollar their male colleagues make, amounting to $950,000 less in pay a year.
ICYMI, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives also released a report in December titled Persistent Inequality: Ontario’s Colour-coded Labour Market, which presents a portrait of the province’s racialized labour market as of 2016 and compares it to similar data from 2006.
Are Canada’s Business Schools Teaching Social and Emotional Skills? (The Conference Board of Canada)
Canada’s employers are looking for advanced human skills (social and emotional intelligence) in new hires but are finding them to be in short supply. Because business schools are important conduits between young people and work, this report examines what bachelor and diploma programs are doing to provide young people with the human skills employers increasingly want and need.
This analysis focuses on two key labour-market indicators: the rate of employment (or employment-to-population ratio) and the unemployment rate. Among the key findings:
- The unemployment rate for core-aged immigrants edged down to 6.4% in 2017, the lowest rate since the start of the Labour Force Survey immigrant series in 2006.
- Over one-third (35%) of the immigrant employment increase from 2016 to 2017 was attributable to very recent immigrants (in Canada for 5 years or less).
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