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Content in this category pertains to material about the labour force participation and attachment of workers who are 16 to 24 years of age.

13 Ways to Modernize Youth Employment in Canada

This is the Final Report from the Expert Panel on Youth Employment which offers recommendations to improve how youth are prepared for, and transition to, the new labour market.

2014 rankings of the IDEAL™ Employers

A survey of 30,000 Canadian students reveals young people’s attitudes towards employers and their careers. The report’s authors say that the data may correct a number of misconceptions about the so-called Millennial generation. The data suggest that Canadian students consider a greater number of employers than in years past, and are increasingly focused on employers rather than specific industries when looking for work. Respondents also indicated that they highly valued an employer’s organizational culture. The 5 qualities in a company that most appealed to students were, in order, a creative and dynamic work environment, a friendly work environment, respect for its people, job security, and high future earnings.

2015 RBC Student Finances Poll

The 2015 RBC Student Finances Poll was conducted by Ipsos Reid through a national online survey of 1,003 students aged 17 to 24 and of 1,001 parents of students in post-secondary school (as of September 2015). Data were collected from June 23 to July 7, 2015. RBC’s 2015 Student Finances Poll shows that students and parents have different priorities when it comes to university. According to the poll, 45% of student respondents said that getting a job after graduation was their top concern, while 38% said making enough money to support themselves was their top priority; being happy with their future career came in third at 36%. Meanwhile, 44% of parents polled said that their top concern was that their child’s program would help them land a job that would make them happy, while only 40% said that having their child find a job after graduation was most important. While 82% of students said they worried about covering student debt and living costs, only 70% of parents expressed the same worry.

A Battle We Can’t Afford to Lose: Getting Young Canadians from Education to Employment

With this report, we investigate the state of key factors affecting youth’s successful transition to employment in Canada: Labour market information; career decision-making; and work-integrated learning.

Applied or Academic: High Impact Decisions for Ontario students

A new report by Ontario’s People for Education suggests that the practice of choosing academic or applied streams in grade 8 is putting some students at a disadvantage.

Assessing the long term costs of youth unemployment

A new report by TD Economics estimates that the rise in youth unemployment in Canada will cost approximately $10.7 billion in lost wages over the next 3 years, and that the period of underemployment that follows could cost an additional $12.7 billion in lost earnings over the next 18 years. The study found that the impact on the Canadian economy is relatively low compared to some European countries.

Barriers to education, employment and training for young people in rural areas

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) has been an ongoing concern for communities and policy makers for a number of years. The purpose of this report is to look at whether there is a rural dimension to this issue, explore whether there are any uniquely rural barriers, and assess the impact that Government policy is having. The report takes into account the current economic outlook, fragile state of the UK economy, and current programme of deficit reduction. Since the onset of recession in 2008, the number of young people (16-24) NEET in England’s rural areas has increased from 84,000 to 123,000, or 9.4% to 12.9% of all young people living in rural areas. Comparatively, the number of young people NEET in urban areas has increased from 699,000 to 835,000, or 13.8% to 16.5%. However, this is a significant rural issue: whilst the proportion of young people NEET is higher in urban areas, the speed at which levels have increased has been greater in rural areas. View

Beyond the business case: The employer’s role in tackling youth unemployment

Youth unemployment remains a serious national problem. This report – the third in our Missing Million research series – asks: what is the role of employers in tackling youth unemployment? The report first looks at the business case for hiring young people and finds, based on interviews with employers, that for many employers the business case is unclear. Most simply want to find the best person for the job. The report then looks at other ways employers can support young people, in particular by making their recruitment practices more ‘youth friendly’, and by engaging with young people while in school to help them prepare for the world of work.

Building the Bridge: Enriching the volunteer experience to build a better future for our communities (Research Findings)

How can we bridge the gap between what youth – young Canadians aged 15-24 years old – are looking for in volunteering today and how organizations are engaging youth volunteers? Conducted in the summer of 2010, a new pan-Canadian research study provides the most current national data about the changing culture of Canada’s voluntary sector, including information specific to the nation’s youth population. Unlike earlier surveys that emphasized overall participation rates, this new research captured: – What youth want in their volunteer experiences; – The issues youth have in finding satisfying volunteer roles; – and What organizations can do to enhance the volunteer experience for youth, which in turn can help them achieve their missions and ultimately build stronger communities. View

Canadian and U.S. Millennials: One of These Is Not Like the Others

Millennials (loosely defined here as those born between 1980 and 2000) are often characterized as facing tougher labour market conditions and homeownership barriers, despite being the most highly educated generation in history. However, Canadian millennials are faring better economically than is commonly portrayed. This is especially the case when compared to their American counterparts.

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