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How Much Do They Make?

New joint research project which details the early career earnings of Canada's skilled trades certificate holders, including that women are concentrated in lower-earning trades and, as a result, earn considerably less than men overall as well as within the same broad trade categories. 

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LMI Insight Report no. 41, Women With Low-Earning Trade Certificates

Following the RAIS report, this Insight Report focuses on the earnings of women in trades, and the earning differences between women and men over the…

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LMI Insight Report no. 40, Exploring the Earnings of Red Seal Trade Certificate Holders

In March 2021, the LMIC and the Education Policy Research Initiative (ERPI) released a joint report on the average earnings of journeypersons in Red Seal…

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I Was Clueless About Skilled Trades, but You Don’t Have to Be

At the end of high school, I had to decide what I was going to do next. The only options I thought I had were…

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From Our Blog

I Was Clueless About Skilled Trades, but You Don’t Have to Be

By Zoe Rosenbaum | March 18, 2021

At the end of high school, I had to decide what I was going to do next. The only options I thought I had were…

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Producing and interpreting labour market information: Best practices

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | February 2, 2021

Canadians need high-quality and reliable labour market information (LMI) to support their workplace, career and educational decisions. However, LMI is produced by various groups that…

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“Stay in School!”: Is More Education Actually Better?

By Federico Bettini | January 12, 2021

“Stay in school!” is the rallying cry of many Canadian parents who see education as the key to improving their children’s standard of living. In…

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