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Interns in Canada – Mostly female, underpaid or unpaid

Preliminary findings from an upcoming study on internships in Canada show that the majority of interns are young women who make less than the provincial minimum wage — if they’re paid at all.Capture d’écran 2014-09-05 à 13.47.45

The study, to be released soon by two researchers at the University of Victoria and the Canadian Intern Association, is aimed at determining the scope of unpaid internships in Canada amid a growing uproar about the practice both here and abroad.

Saskatchewan and Ontario recently cracked down on unpaid internships, while Alberta is facing calls to do the same.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Interns are mostly female, underpaid or unpaid, says upcoming study.

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