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Apprenticeship in Canada – Less than one-fifth complete their training within the designated time period

Less than one-fifth of people who embark upon an apprenticeship program in Canada complete their training within the designated time period. Less than one-fifth Apprentices in higher-paying apprenticeship positions are more likely to complete their program within a given period of time than those in lower-paying positions, according to a new study. Skilled trades are … Continue reading

Universal Basic Income in Canada – Benefits to families receiving payments under two potential programs

Interest in basic income has increased in recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the idea of a guaranteed minimum income for Canadians into the national spotlight. Canada already has a modest basic income program in place for people with children—the Canada Child Benefit—whose economic contributions CANCEA has previously examined. This report examines the … Continue reading

Les Diplômés du Postsecondaire de 2015 au Canada – Entre 77 % et 93 % travailler dans une entreprise en lien avec leur domaine

Cette étude, fondée sur l’Enquête nationale auprès des diplômés (END) de 2018, examine les résultats sur le marché du travail des diplômés de 2015, trois ans après la fin de leurs études. La plupart des diplômés du niveau postsecondaire, qui n’avaient pas poursuivi leurs études, avaient un emploi ou une entreprise trois ans après l’obtention … Continue reading

Canada – Where is the economic vision for the future?

Why can’t we leverage our intellectual capital to create global firms that capture new markets like other countries do? Are we positioning ourselves to be successful in the fast-growing fields of artificial intelligence, cleantech or biotech? When it comes to talent and intellectual property, we look more and more like a farm team for American … Continue reading

Big Cities in Canada – Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver continued to see more people moving out

Population growth in Canada’s large urban regions slowed compared with the same period a year earlier (+1.3% compared with +1.7%). However, Canada continues to be more urbanized as the population of census metropolitan areas rose to 27.3 million (accounting for 71.8% of the total population). Urban sprawl continues, with Toronto and Montréal both experiencing record-high … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – The two-step selection

In a two-step immigration selection process, temporary foreign workers are first selected by employers for a temporary job, and some qualified temporary foreign workers then become economic immigrants. The details of this selection process vary among countries. For example, in the US, the temporary workers are typically sponsored by the employers in their bid to … Continue reading

Literacy Skills and Economic Performance In Canada – They have become an even more important determinant of economic growth

We pool expanded international data from the PIAAC survey of adult skills across Canadian provinces and other participating countries to replicate the IALS-based analysis by Coulombe, Tremblay and Marchand (2004) as well as Coulombe and Tremblay (2006) based on more recent and more comprehensive data on the literacy skills of the adult population. Our results … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Workers in Canada – The proportion of employees earning minimum wage grew from 5.2% to 10.4% in 20 years

This report looks at the evolution of minimum wage prevalence over the last 20 years, using annual estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). It examines changes in the profile of minimum wage employees, first through a series of gradual minimum wage increases observed from 1998 to 2017, followed by notable increases in 2018. It … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – How it really works

To get a handle on Canada’s immigration policy, we first need to address two misconceptions surrounding Canadians’ understanding of how their country’s immigration system works. When the government announces that close to 340,000 immigrants will be admitted1 in a given year, many interpret this to mean 340,000 new arrivals that year. This is the first … Continue reading

Assurance-Emploi au Canada (octobre 2020) – Nombre record à 1,4 million, plus du triple du nombre enregistré en février (446 000)

En octobre, selon les données désaisonnalisées, 1,4 million de Canadiens ont reçu des prestations régulières d’assurance-emploi, plus du triple du nombre enregistré en février (446 000). Nombre record de personnes touchant des prestations régulières d’assurance-emploi en octobre Sur une base désaisonnalisée, 1,4 million de Canadiens ont reçu des prestations régulières d’assurance-emploi en octobre, plus du triple du … Continue reading

L’Apprenti au Canada – Seulement 16 % des apprentis avaient obtenu leur certificat à la fin de la durée prévue du programme

La formation d’apprenti constitue la principale voie permettant de devenir une personne de métier qualifiée au Canada. La présente étude utilise les données de 2008 à 2016 de la Plateforme longitudinale entre l’éducation et le marché du travail, afin d’examiner les facteurs ayant une influence sur les taux de certification des apprentis inscrits au Canada, … Continue reading

Skills in Canada – Five priority areas for building a country that supports ongoing learning

Whether Canadians are looking for a job, working from home or changing how they work in order to respect public health guidelines, many are facing new challenges as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In order to tackle these challenges, we need to ensure Canadians have access to the tools they need to learn … Continue reading

International Students in Canada – They accounted for all of the growth in postsecondary enrolments in 2018/2019

Student enrolments in Canadian public universities and colleges rose for the fourth consecutive academic year in 2018/2019, driven solely by higher enrolments by international students. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, postsecondary students experienced significant changes to their educational instruction, with most students learning remotely at the end of the 2019/2020 academic period and … Continue reading

Automation in Canada – More than 10 percent of Canadian workers face a high risk of seeing their jobs transformed through automation

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a new vulnerability among firms that rely on human labour. In order to comply with public health directives on physical distancing, many businesses have had to completely shut down their operations for months. Others remained functional thanks to teleworking, which many intend to prolong and even adopt permanently. As experts … Continue reading

Robots, Firm Performance and Employment in Canada – Firm hiring more, rather than fewer workers

Recent improvements in robotics have rekindled ancient fears about the impact of robotics on humankind. Unfortunately, existing data seldom distinguishes robots from other types of automation, so research into their impact so far has been difficult. This article introduces research from a new Statistics Canada dataset, Robots!, on the impact of robots at the firm-level. … Continue reading

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