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4 reports that caught our eye the week of March 31, 2019
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5 reports that caught our eye the week of March 31, 2019

Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are five that we found interesting this week:

Parental Education and Postsecondary Attainment: Does the Apple Fall Far From the Tree? (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario)

A sizeable gap exists between the post-secondary education completion rate of first-generation students and those whose parents attained a post-secondary credential, despite years of government policies meant to improve access for these and other underrepresented students, this HEQCO report finds.

Insights into skills and jobs advertised on LinkedIn in 2018 (Labour Market Information Council)

LMIC delves into LinkedIn job advertisements, examing over 400,000 Canadian Premium jobs posted in 10 major cities in 2018. Three top skill groups appeared the most: business management, leadership and oral communication.

Combining School & Work: An update on postsecondary student employment in Canada (Mowat Centre)

This report finds fewer than two in five post-secondary students report holding a job while enrolled that is related to their studies. Moreover, there appears to have been no increase in the proportion of students saying the jobs they hold while in post-secondary are relevant to their studies or provide them with experience leading into their careers.

Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation (Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity)

The Institute’s research found that despite making up the majority of Ontario’s working-age population, when compared to men, women participate less in the labour market, work fewer hours and earn lower median, full-time incomes.

Skills, Training and Lifelong Learning (Public Policy Forum)

While Canada’s K-12 education system is a world leader in equipping children and young people with the skills they need, training opportunities for workers in the labour force are scarce and unevenly distributed. Less than one-third of Canadians receive job-related, non-formal education.


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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