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Research & Trends

6 reports that caught our eye the week of Dec. 8, 2019

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:

Canadians’ Perceptions of Post-Secondary Education, Retraining and Lifelong Learning (CICan)

Among the survey highlights:

  • 98% of Canadians believe that access to lifelong learning at all ages is important.
  • 87% agree that the purpose of post-secondary education is to help people get, and keep, good jobs.
  • 87% believe that businesses should advise post-secondary institutions to make sure students graduate with skills they need in the workplace
Profit, Purpose and Talent: Trends and Motivations in Corporate Giving and Volunteering (Imagine Canada)

This report shows that employees value the community contributions of their employers, and that high levels of community engagement lead to long-term business advantages for corporations. The study also reveals that workplace donation programs inspire generosity.

PISA 2018 Results (Volume II): Where All Students Can Succeed (OECD)

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines what students know in reading, mathematics and science, and what they can do with what they know. Volume II examines gender differences in student performance, and the links between students’ socio-economic status and immigrant background, on the one hand, and student performance and well-being, on the other.

Who Is Succeeding in the Canadian Labour Market? Predictors of Career Success for Skilled Immigrants (World Education Services)

WES conducted a survey-based study to examine predictors of skilled immigrants’ career success. It examined the demographic characteristics of skilled immigrants as well as their experience and education, and studied how these factors affect their labour market outcomes.

Managing Precarious Work: Three Canadian Models for Rebalancing Bargaining Power in the Future of Work (Public Policy Forum)

This paper looks at three more entrenched models of precarious employment and gig work to come up with recommendations for government to this large, growing and multi-faceted policy challenge. While the flexibility of these new-economy jobs is attractive to some, this kind of employment is a fast track to poor social and economic conditions for many.

High School Success and Access to Postsecondary Education (HEQCO)

Coming from a low-income neighbourhood or a family where neither parent attended post-secondary education are not significant barriers to graduating from high school and attending college. However, they are still strong influences on who attends university, concludes a new report published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.


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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 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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