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Research & Trends

3 reports that caught our eye the week of Aug. 8, 2021

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

Canadian Findings on the Future of Work (ICTC)

This report highlights how demand for flexibility has influenced gig and remote work, how technological development is only one factor driving changes to work, and how precarity and inequality are likely to be significant challenges for the future of work. It also issues recommendations to navigate gig and remote work in future years.

Labour Force Survey, July 2021 (Statistics Canada)

Employment rose by 94,000 (+0.5%) in July and the unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 7.5%. Employment growth in July was almost entirely in Ontario. Youth aged 15 to 24 and core-aged women aged 25 to 54 accounted for the bulk of gains in the month.

Will a return to pre-pandemic retirement and job quitting levels worsen emerging labour shortages in Canada? (RBC)

As labour markets recover, the number of people quitting their jobs is returning to pre-pandemic levels and retirements delayed by the pandemic are expected to also pick up in the second half of 2021. These developments are likely to exacerbate labour shortages through the summer and fall, particularly among skilled workers.

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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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