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5 reports that caught our attention the week of July 7, 2024

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

Empowering Career Development Practitioners with Labour Market Information (The Conference Board of Canada & Future Skills Centre)

Despite their critical role, career development professionals face barriers to accessing reliable and understandable labour market information (LMI). This issue briefing explores the LMI needs of early- and mid-career planners.

A new dawn for public employment services (OECD)

As part of broader digitalization efforts, half of public employment services (PES) in OECD countries are employing artificial intelligence to enhance their services. AI is being adopted across all key tasks of PES, including most commonly to match jobseekers with vacancies.

Facing challenges, finding opportunity: Young people in Canada navigating a new employment reality (University of Waterloo)

This report shares initial findings from the RBC Young People and Economic Inclusion Longitudinal Study. Among the key findings:

  • Many adolescents (ages 15-19) prefer to work fully in-person while transition youth (ages 20-24) favour hybrid models
  • Young women in lower-income groups earn significantly less than their male counterparts
  • Young immigrants are less likely to be thriving at work than those born in Canada
Labour Force Survey, June 2024 (Statistics Canada)

The unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 6.4% in June and has risen 1.3 percentage points since April 2023. The employment rate for returning students aged 15 to 24 was 46.8% in June, down from 51.7% a year earlier.

Exploring the emergence of microcredentials in vocational education and training (VET) (CEDEFOP)

This working paper aims to critique the emergence of microcredentials in vocational education and training. It argues that considering microcredentials as a new tool to reorient higher or academic education overlooks the potential of vocational and professional education as well as its aim to equip learners with employability skills.

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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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