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Friday, December 4, 2020
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Research & Trends

4 reports that caught our eye the week of July 26, 2020

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

Work, Inclusion and 2SLGBTQ+ people in Sudbury and Windsor (McMaster University)

A three-year study about the work experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ people living in two of Ontario’s smaller cities found that just over 50% of people were not out in most situations at work and only 36% of workers were out to their employer.

Study: Increasing selection of immigrants from among temporary foreign workers in Canada (Statistics Canada)

The number of people who were granted permanent resident status fell 75% in April and May on a year-over-year basis, and the processing of immigration applications has mostly been restricted to temporary foreign workers who are already in Canada. The selection of economic immigrants from among temporary foreign workers has been a growing trend since the early 2000s, and it has had a strong impact on new immigrants’ labour market outcomes.

Understanding the nature and experience of gig work in Canada (Future Skills Centre)

Gig work and gig workers are on the rise, fuelled by technology that makes this form of work more easily accessible. What does this mean for Canada’s labour market and how should we respond? Understanding how workers enter, navigate and experience the gig economy is a critical component to better understanding what policies are required to best protect and support them.

COVID-19 and the Gender Employment Gap Among Parents of Young Children (Canadian Public Policy)

This study from two University of British Columbia researchers finds that gender employment gaps among parents of young children widened considerably between February and May. To aid post-pandemic recovery and prepare for future disruptive disasters, the authors urge policy-makers to focus attention on fostering an accessible, well-funded public care sector and implementing flexible leave policies beyond the period of infancy to help working parents equitably manage caregiving demands.


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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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