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Research & Trends

4 reports that caught our eye the week of May 11, 2021

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

Labour Force Survey, April 2021 (Statistics Canada)

Employment fell by 207,000 (-1.1%) in April and the unemployment rate rose 0.6 percentage points to 8.1%. Employment fell in several industries directly impacted by public health restrictions, namely retail trade, accommodation and food services, and information, culture and recreation.

Making Sense of Microcredentials (HEQCO)

HEQCO surveyed employers, working-age Canadians and representatives from post-secondary institutions on their experiences, awareness and perception of micro-credentials. These surveys and follow-up interviews revealed that many are unaware of micro-credentials and among those who are aware there remains a great deal of confusion about what they are and whom they serve.

2021 Maternity Leave Experience Report (Moms at Work)

Moms at Work surveyed 1,090 Canadian women who had taken maternity leave from their workplace in the past 10 years. Among the findings: 95% did not receive any formal support during their mat leave transition; 40% considered quitting during the return-to-work process; and 79% felt their return to work could have been managed better.

At the Crossroad to Greatness (Food Processing Skills Canada)

This report quantifies the financial impact of unfilled jobs in the industry, a chronic situation that began prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic and continues today. Despite being the leading manufacturing sector employer in Canada (19.5% of all manufacturing jobs), food and beverage processors need 56,000 more people, or 20% of the current workforce, if the industry is to achieve 2025 growth targets.

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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 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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