CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are several reports that we found interesting this week.
Labour Force Survey, March 2023 (Statistics Canada)
Employment rose by 35,000 (+0.2%) in March, and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.0%. From March 2022 to March 2023, the employment rate among core-aged South Asian Canadians rose 2.4 percentage points to reach 84.2%.
Digital Occupation Pathways: From Vulnerable Jobs to Rapid-Growth Careers (The Conference Board of Canada)
This impact paper examines the feasibility of transitioning workers from occupations susceptible to automation to rapidly growing jobs in the digital economy. It asks questions such as: To whom are pathways to rapid-growth occupations in the digital economy open? Which Canadian provinces have the highest transition potential to the digital economy?
The perspectives of learners – How are schools developing employability skills? (Edge Foundation)
This research sought to understand young people’s perceptions of employability skills and how they believe their school helps them develop these. The findings suggest that learners knowledgeably use the jargon of skills development and have clear views on which skills they believe are important for their further study, training or employment. However, they were less able to provide specific examples of how they were developing specific employability skills.
Gender and employment in the COVID-19 recession: Cross-Country evidence on “She-Cessions” (Labour Economics Journal)
Early evidence on the pandemic’s effects pointed to women’s employment falling disproportionately, leading observers to call a “she-cession.” This paper documents the extent and persistence of this phenomenon in a sample of 38 advanced and emerging market economies.
Micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability (OECD)
This paper examines what is known about both the potential and limitations of micro-credentials with respect to enhancing learners’ labour market participation and outcomes, widening pathways from upper secondary to higher education, improving completion of higher education and promoting social inclusion among disadvantaged learners.
Quality of Work Literature Review (Future Skills Centre)
This report includes:
- A review of what constitutes quality of work
- A consolidated framework that describes the multi-dimensional factors that contribute to quality work
- Examples of case studies to advance quality of work in the context of workforce development