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Experiences of Discrimination at Work

Discrimination in the workplace has been a prevalent issue in Canada, and the problem seems to have been intensifying in the years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tutoring in the Time of COVID

The Tutoring in the time of COVID project explores the potential of tutoring to address some of the equity and learning gaps that have widened in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employment in 2030: Action labs

These reports will help you gain insight into regional labour market challenges and recommendations for more worker-centric Labour Market Information (LMI).

Making up time: The impact of the pandemic on young adults in Canada

This report explores the experiences during the pandemic of younger adults, defined as those between the ages of 18 and 34. It documents, not only the extent to which Canadian youth as a whole have been especially hard hit economically by the pandemic, but also how specific groups of youth – notably Indigenous youth, Black youth, youth with a disability, youth without a post-secondary education, and recent post-secondary graduates – have each encountered particular challenges.

Are Adults Making Use of Career Services in Canada?

Career services represent an important way for Canadians to attain reliable and accurate labour market information (LMI), such as job opportunities, potential earnings and skill requirements, as well as a wide range of supports to support success in learning and work.

Learning Bulletins, sharing knowledge and insights

Learning insights that gather research and early findings from our innovation projects to help navigate the future of work.

Immigration and the success of Canada’s post-pandemic Economy

Immigration is an important part of Canada’s economic growth - especially in terms of sustaining the labour market. And although Canada welcomes many immigrants to our shores, we aren’t creating an employment environment where they can use their skills to their fullest potential. There are several steps that Canada needs to take to fix this problem, such as getting better at recognizing the credentials immigrants possess and providing them with improved labour market information throughout their immigration journey.

Job Polarization in Canada

Job polarization is one of several trends — including automation, offshoring and the growing gig-economy — that were already being examined when COVID hit. As Canadian policymakers start to consider how to build back the economy after the pandemic, it makes sense to consider and address the problems created by polarization.

Labour Demand Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report is based on an analysis of online job postings in the pre-pandemic and pandemic periods. We discuss both changes in total job postings and changes in job postings across geography, occupations, skills, and sectors.

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