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Skill Taxonomy – By Burning Glass Technologies

Skills are displacing occupations as the unit of analysis by which the job market should be measured. A deep understanding of the skills in demand in the market today enables students and job seekers to better prepare themselves for the future of work, enables training providers to ensure that their content is more relevant and … Continue reading

International Students in Canada – They earned less than Canadian students six years after graduation

The number of temporary residents that hold a postsecondary study permit in Canada has increased rapidly in recent years, going from 201,186 in 2009 to 294,020 in 2015—a 46.1% increase. The purpose of this study is to describe the postsecondary experience and early labour market outcomes of study permit holders (international students). The study found … Continue reading

Digital Skills Gap and Digital Literacy – More than 8 in 10 middle-skill jobs (82%) require digital skills

Burning Glass Technologies has conducted a series of studies for Capital One on the digital skills employers demand from workers, and how to close the digital skills gap. We’ve found in the middle-skill job market, the world is increasingly divided between the jobs that demand digital skills and the ones that don’t—and the ones that … Continue reading

Canada – 55 million by 2068

While the populations of many developed countries are expected to decrease, Canada’s population is projected to grow over the next 50 years, largely because of strong immigration. Population growth, however, is likely to vary across the country, with the population of some provinces and territories increasing and others decreasing. As a result, the provinces and … Continue reading

Future of Work and Mega Trends – How do you feel about them ?

Technological breakthroughs Rapid advances in technological innovation Automation, robotics and AI are advancing quickly, dramatically changing the nature and number of jobs available. Technology has the power to improve our lives, raising productivity, living standards and average life span, and free people to focus on personal fulfilment. But it also brings the threat of social … Continue reading

Future of Work in US – Regional innovation hubs

Artificial intelligence andemerging technologies have enabled automation to scale and pose legitimate workforce threats. However, these innovations are creating new jobs and recreating old ones that together shape the building blocks of a future workforce. This dynamic opportunity engine is driven in large part by a fast expanding innovation ecosystem that combines a bevy of … Continue reading

US – Few rigorous evaluations exist to measure the success of government-funded training programs the Council of Economic Advisers says

For the first time since the Government began tracking job openings nearly 20 years ago, there are more job openings in the United States than unemployed people looking for work. In fact, there are over 1.6 million more job openings than unemployed people. Because of the Trump Administration’s pro-growth policies, the American worker is in … Continue reading

Jobs and Skills – What’s Trending

Technology is driving change in the job market; change that can be tracked by the speed of growth, according to a new study from Boston Consulting Group and Burning Glass Technologies. The study examines more than 95 million online job postings over three years to identify both the fastest-growing jobs and fastest-growing skills in the … Continue reading

50 And Over in UK – The average age of exit of the labour market has increased by 2.3 years since 1996

This publication details the trends over time in the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over. Analysis is provided on the three headline measures announced in the Fuller Working Lives (FWL) Strategy 2017 that the government use to monitor progress on FWL. The UK has an ageing population and workforce, therefore, it … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Workers in Canada Over the Last 20 Years

In recent years, discussions surrounding the minimum wage, and its increase, have been at the centre of Canadian current affairs. The renewed interest in this topic stems mainly from high-profile campaignsNote  advocating for a federal minimum wage increase to $15 per hour,Note  as well as recent notable minimum wage increases in Ontario, Alberta and British … Continue reading

Bachelor Degree from a Community College in Canada – They earn about 12% more than university bachelor’s degree holders two years after graduation

University graduates generally earn more than community college graduates, both shortly after graduation and for many years thereafter. This may partially reflect the fact that university programs are generally longer in duration. Most university students enroll in a four-year bachelor’s degree program, whereas most college students enroll in a one-year certificate program or in a … Continue reading

Inactive on the Job Market around the World – Are they really?

Inactivity rates are increasing around the world, while the global population and labour force are ageing. But the inactivity rate is an aggregate measure overlooking the different profiles of people outside the labour force. This new Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the characteristics of the potential labour force, made up of persons outside the labour … Continue reading

The Geography of the Future of Work in US – A mosaic of local economies on diverging trajectories

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow (PDF–4.41MB), analyzes more than 3,000 US counties and 315 cities and finds they are on sharply different paths. Automation is not happening in a vacuum, and the health of local economies today will affect their … Continue reading

A Training Levy – The amount of revenue that could be raised

The overall objective of this project is to develop a methodology to forecast the amount of revenue that could be raised by means of a training levy. The aim of this report is to present the main findings of the literature review that has been carried out for the purpose of this project, along with … Continue reading

NEETs in Canada in 2018/2019 – 287,400 aged 20 to 24 (12%)

Young people who are not in education, employment or training make up what is known as the NEET population. The NEET indicator has been regularly published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since the late 1990s, as NEET youth may be at risk of low‑income or social exclusion. At Statistics Canada, the … Continue reading

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