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6 reports that caught our eye the week of Nov. 24, 2019

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

From Data to Information: What LMI do career development practitioners need? (LMIC)

Most Canadians who seek assistance with career-related decisions already have some idea of what information they need, but they are having difficulty finding or understanding the
available data. Among this report’s findings:

  • Only three of five career practitioners surveyed (60%) think labour market information is easy to understand.
  • Fewer than half (43%) say they have received training to help them access or make sense of the data.
  • To support clients, practitioners most frequently look for information about skill requirements (89%), certification or education (83%) and salary/wages (81%).
The Changing Face of Canadian Entrepreneurship (BDC)

This study finds women entrepreneurs now account for 28% of all entrepreneurs in Canada and are growing 3.1 times faster than men. In terms of the motivations of women entrepreneurs, two-thirds (64%) are driven to be their own boss; more than half (59%) do it to pursue their passion; and 30% do it to make a positive contribution to society.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Be Smarter Than Your Boss (ResumeLab)

This infographic analysis is based on a survey of 1,000 employees who felt they were more qualified than their manager. It explores variations by company size, gender, generation and job level, and why employees believe they are more qualified.

Careers and labour market information: an international review of the evidence (Education Development Trust)

This review seeks to provide clarity and practical insight for two key audience groups – policymakers and practitioners involved in careers services. It draws lessons from the evidence to enable policymakers to create excellent careers services, supported by excellent LMI; and assists the providers and users of LMI with insight into what constitutes good practice in its creation and use.

Welfare in Canada, 2018 (Maytree)

The Welfare in Canada reports look at the total incomes available to those relying on social assistance (often called “welfare”), taking into account tax credits and other benefits along with social assistance itself. The reports look at four different household types for each province and territory.

Evaluating Lynda.com Platform Usage: An Analysis of 2018–19 User Data (HEQCO)

About 80,000 Ontario post-secondary students, faculty and staff took advantage of free access to a library of video tutorials provided by Lynda.com during the 2018–19 school year, according to a report that analyzed usage data on the online learning platform owned by LinkedIn Corp. Users most often accessed courses associated with software skills, technical skills and computer science or information technology skills.


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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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