Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four that we found interesting this week:
Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs: Trends, Data and Drawings (OECD & Education and Employers)
This report looks at the future of education and jobs and the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It concluded that the skills mismatch observed in the labour market has its roots in primary school, and that giving all children, regardless of gender and social background, the same chance to meet professionals in a variety of fields is the key to widening their view of the world of work.
The spectrum of care, from childcare to eldercare, ranges across every demographic in the organization. Workers of all ages and levels of seniority are affected. Given the lack of support at work, many employees hide the growing burden of caregiving responsibilities.
Adding almost 200,000 new jobs since 2016, Canada’s highly skilled tech workers are becoming a major component of Canada’s workforce. This report closely examines tech workers across Canada and seeks to shed light on Canada’s tech occupations and the diversity and equity within them.
Comparative study on hours worked in Quebec, the United States, and elsewhere in Canada in 2017 (Institut de la statistique du Quebec)
In 2017, weekly hours worked per job averaged 35.1 hours in Quebec, compared to 38.7 hours in the United States, 36.0 hours in Ontario, and 37.5 hours in Alberta. About 70% of U.S. workers have a 40-hour or more workweek, while this is the case for only 40% of Quebec workers. These gaps reflect different institutional contexts, particularly with regard to working time standards.
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