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Research & Trends

3 reports that caught our eye the week of July 5, 2020

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

Emerging Stronger: Addressing the Skills Under-Utilization Challenge for the Future of Work in Canada (Public Policy Forum)

How can Canada use its highly skilled workforce as we transition to a knowledge economy? In their new report, PPF explores Palette Inc., a not-for-profit platform that was created to upskill diverse and non-traditional workers in an ICT sector biased against hiring them.

Preventing exclusion from the labour market: Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis (International Labour Organization)

This policy brief highlights how youth, especially women, are being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis is likely to be particularly severe for youth across three dimensions: 1) disruptions to education, training and work-based learning; 2) increased difficulties for young jobseekers and new labour market entrants; and 3) job and income losses, along with deteriorating quality of employment.

Why are Lower-income Parents Less Likely to Open an RESP Account? The Roles of Literacy, Education and Wealth (Statistics Canada)

This study explores whether differences in parental literacy, numeracy and financial literacy can further account for some of the gap in RESP participation by level of family income. The results suggest that differences in wealth (which may also reflect differences in unobserved characteristics correlated with wealth) remain the single most important factor behind the gap in RESP participation by family income, even after accounting for differences in parental levels of education and literacy, numeracy and financial literacy.


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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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