Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four that we found interesting this week:
This report examines how the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario can support Ontario’s budding cannabis industry, while ensuring responsible adult consumption of recreational cannabis. It examines issues such as recreational cannabis in the workplace and skills and workforce development as they pertain to the cannabis industry.
Immigrant Entrepreneurs as Job Creators: The Case of Canadian Private Incorporated Companies (Statistics Canada)
This paper focuses on job creation and destruction by private incorporated companies with immigrant and Canadian-born owners. The data indicated that average annual net job growth per firm was higher among immigrant-owned firms than among firms with Canadian-born owners, as was the likelihood of being a high-growth firm.
Skills for Success in University (York University, Western University, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo)
Studies conducted at the University of Waterloo, Western University, the University of Toronto, and York University showed that only 44% of students had the generic skills, such as literacy, elementary numeracy and analysis, usually associated with academic and job success and democratic citizenship. In contrast to these ‘functional’ students, another 41% were ‘at-risk.’
This report captures the voices of youth who participated in three consultations held across Toronto. Youth felt there was a lack of outreach by community services and civic engagement organizations to their schools. Newcomer youth explained that beyond information, when it came to navigating employment, they needed support from someone who understood the system and who would be able to help them navigate it.
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