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.
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.
In this project, youth develop a permaculture garden for a women’s shelter, creating a lasting legacy for the community. Youth gain skills in Project Management, Marketing, Fund Raising, Communications and Financing a Project. The faith community, retired volunteers, large and small business, service clubs and local politicians are all contributors to this initiative.
A Pan-Canadian Study of Grade 12 Students in French-Language Schools in Minority Settings: Educational Aspirations and Plans to Pursue a Career in Their Home Region (Executive Summary) Prepared by: Réal Allard, Associate Researcher; Rodrigue Landry, Executive Director; Kenneth Deveau, Associate Researcher Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities April 2009
A Pan-Canadian Study of Grade 12 Students in French-Language Schools in Minority Settings: Educational Aspirations and Plans to Pursue a Career in Their Home Region (Full Report) Report by: Réal Allard, Associate Researcher; Rodrigue Landry, Executive Director; Kenneth Deveau, Associate Researcher Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities 2009
This the second phase of a ten-year longitudinal research project out of the UK studying young people’s science and career aspirations. ASPIRES 2 will extend the unique dataset developed by the first ASPIRES study, which tracked the development of young people’s science and career aspirations from age 10-14 (from 2009-2013). For further details, please see the ASPIRES report. ASPIRES 2 is continuing this tracking over the crucial next five years of the young people’s lives, to understand the changing influences of the family, school, careers education and social identities and inequalities on young people’s science and career aspirations and, crucially, relate these to their actual subject choices and attainment in national examinations in Year 11 (GCSE) and their post-16 choices.
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.