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Research & Trends

6 reports that caught our eye the week of March 1, 2020

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:

Immigrant Labour Market Outcomes and Skills Differences in Canada (HEQCO)

Immigrant workers were more likely to be unemployed than Canadian-born adults, even when other factors such as skill levels were taken into account, according to this study. When other controlling factors were considered, skill levels and immigrant status were both significant factors in determining employment status.

On the Edge of Tomorrow – Canada’s AI-Augmented Workforce (ICTC)

This study explores the current state of development of artificial intelligence, identifies Canada’s greatest strengths in AI innovation, its regional development hubs and discusses the implications of AI in the Canadian labour market.

In Conversation with Students: The Job Outlooks They Want (LMIC)

This research sought to better understand the type of information about future job openings students needed to support their decision to attend PSE and to help them choose a program and a career path. It found that students want forecasts of future job openings to help them identify job prospects in their ideal occupation and to understand the level of competition they may face when joining the labour market.

How Labour Challenges Will Shape the Future of the ‘Grain and Oilseed’ Industry (CAHRC)

Canada’s agriculture sector faces unique labour market challenges in the coming years, and so will the ‘grain and oilseed’ industry. This report explores some of the workplace trends and realities that will shape this industry between now and 2029.

Your Next Worker: What You Need to Know (Food Processing Skills Canada)

This analysis targeted four population segments that are facing labour market challenges – youth, Indigenous people, recent immigrants and individuals unemployed or having been unemployed at least twice in the last five years. It found those in the four target segments were more interested in taking a job in food and beverage processing compared to the average Canadian resident

Drawing the Future: Exploring the career aspirations of New Zealand children (Tertiary Education Commission)

This research is based on contributions by 7,700 primary and intermediate students from around New Zealand, who drew pictures showing the jobs they would like to do when they grow up. More than 50% of drawings for both boys and girls show just nine jobs: sportsperson, vet, police officer, teacher, social media influencer, artist, doctor, military or firefighter, and farmer.


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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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