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3 reports that caught our eye the week of Feb. 26, 2023

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

IBM Global Skills and Education Study (IBM)

Jobseekers, students and career changers around the world want to pursue STEM roles across different industries, but say they are not familiar with career options. At the same time, online training and digital credentials are emerging as a recognized pathway to opportunity as respondents plan to seek new jobs in the year ahead.

Labour Shortages, Working Conditions and the Care Economy (Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

Through oral and written testimony, witnesses made recommendations on ways the federal government can address labour shortages in the Canadian economy, including the care economy, by investing in Canadian workers and employers, leveraging international talent and improving working conditions. Witnesses recommended actions including centralized workforce planning strategies for care economy sectors and a dedicated national body to oversee this work.

Black Business Owners in Canada (Statistics Canada)

This article examines the socioeconomic characteristics of Black business owners in Canada and compares them with the characteristics of their White Canadian and other racialized counterparts. It also explores the characteristics of businesses based on the racial profile of owners.

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Lindsay Purchase is the Editor of CERIC’s CareerWise website and 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 and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Food Security certificate program.
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Lindsay Purchase is the Editor of CERIC’s CareerWise website and 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 and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Food Security certificate program.
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