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6 reports that caught our eye the week of June 28, 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:

Mapping the Landscape: Indigenous Skills Training and Jobs in Canada (Future Skills Centre)

Indigenous businesses are growing and – importantly – creating employment for others. Further, self-employment and entrepreneurship is increasing. If there is an opportunity for the next generation, and for current adult workers, to leapfrog into the future of Canadian work, it may very well be through Indigenous-led business.

Automation and Job Transformation in Canada: Who’s at Risk? (Statistics Canada)

Results suggest that, overall, 10.6% of Canadian workers were at high risk (probability of 70% or higher) of automation-related job transformation in 2016, while 29.1% were at moderate risk (probability of between 50% and 70%). Several groups had a relatively higher share of workers who were at high risk, including those who were older (55 or above), had no post-secondary credentials or post-secondary credentials in certain fields, had low literacy or numeracy proficiency, had low employment income, or were employed part time, in small firms, in certain occupations (eg, office support occupations), or in the manufacturing sector.

Good Things Brewing: Ontario’s Craft Beer Industry, 2010-2019 (Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing)

In the past decade, employment in breweries — on a proportional basis — grew more than any other segment of provincial manufacturing. The number of persons employed in Ontario breweries increased from approximately 2,220 in 2010 to more than 5,800 in 2019.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector (LMIC)

Employment in the upstream oil and gas sector fell by 8% between February and May 2020 – a loss of over 13,000 jobs over a three-month period. Although this is less than the average decline of 14% across all sectors in Canada, these job losses follow over five challenging years characterized by an unsteady but overall downward trend in total employment.

Horizontal audit on Indigenous employment in the banking and financial sector (Canadian Human Rights Commission)

This audit looked at compliance with the Employment Equity Act, identified employment barriers faced by Indigenous people within the banking and financial sector, and gathered best practices to share with employers in the sector to assist them in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous people in their workforces.

Developing Cyber Talent for Canadian Road Authorities (ICTC)

Canadian road authorities face a number of unique challenges due to factors including the country’s vast and varying geography and sometimes harsh climate, a high degree of urbanization and the significant rate of cross-border trade with the US. To begin responding to such challenges, Canadian road authorities have employed and adopted robust Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), Operational Technologies (OT), and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) to provide improved safety and efficiency to road users.


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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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