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Research & Trends

5 reports that caught our eye the week of Nov. 22, 2020

CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are five reports that we found interesting this week:

International Trends and Innovation in Career Guidance (European Training Foundation)

This report presents a collection of innovative or promising examples of how career guidance is changing around the world. The report aims to facilitate learning from these examples, to increase awareness and understanding of policy and practice in career guidance, and to provide policy inspiration to the international community.

A Portrait of Creative Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy in Canada (Brookfield Institute)

From freelancers to internationally competitive firms, this report explores the state of creative entrepreneurship and its vital role in Canada’s innovation economy.

The Journey of Ontario Apprentices: From High School to the Workforce (HEQCO)

This pair of studies improves understanding of the province’s apprenticeship system, provides insight into a post-secondary pathway that is sometimes overlooked and explores in some detail the 10 most common apprenticeship programs in Ontario.

Canada’s Appeal to Prospective Immigrants in the Face of COVID-19 (World Education Services)

To understand the potential impact of COVID-19 on prospective immigrants to Canada,  WES conducted a series of surveys in April, June and August of 2020 with applicants for a WES credential evaluation. It offers insight into how interest and intentions to immigrate to Canada are changing as the pandemic unfolds.

What Is the Role of Firm-specific Pay Policies on the Gender Earnings Gap in Canada? (Statistics Canada)

Comparisons across the three largest provinces reveal that British Columbia has the highest earnings gap, while the gap in Quebec is approximately two-thirds as high and is explained in greater part by pay-setting policies. Ontario lies somewhere in between the two. Moreover, the results of this study confirm that the gender earnings gap increases over the lifecycle.


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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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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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