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How to write job postings for neurodivergent candidates

Listen to this article as an audio recording Compared to the Canadian average, neurodivergent adults have lower employment rates, are more likely to be underemployed, and tend to hold jobs for a shorter amount of time. These employment outcomes affect mental health, well-being and quality of life.  Improving the quality and accessibility of job postings…Read More
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Equal Pay Day: Exploring wage disparities in Canada

Listen to this article as an audio recording Around the world, various countries observe Equal Pay Day to mark the point in the calendar when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s. In 2023, the average wage for women in Canada was 78% of the average wage for men. This means that, on average, women would…Read More
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Transgender visibility in Canadian LMI

Listen to this article as an audio recording There are an estimated 100,815 transgender and non-binary individuals in Canada, but we have limited information about their labour market outcomes.   March 31st is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual event dedicated to celebrating transgender people, raising awareness about discrimination, and celebrating their contributions to…Read More
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Women’s economic empowerment and the Canadian labour market

Listen to this article as an audio recording “Economic empowerment increases women’s access to economic resources and opportunities including jobs, financial services, property and other productive assets, skills development and market information.” – OECD It’s International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme, #InspireInclusion, asks us to consider what full economic inclusion could mean for women…Read More
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What can the data tell us about Black entrepreneurs in Canada?

Listen to this article as an audio recording February is Black History Month: an invitation to recognize, celebrate and honour the profound contributions Black workers have made to building Canada’s economy, politics and labour market. For Black History Month 2024, we’re sharing a three-part series in which we outline some of the history of Black…Read More
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A brief history of Black entrepreneurship in Canada

Listen to this article as an audio recording February is Black History Month: an invitation to recognize, celebrate and honour the profound contributions Black workers have made to building Canada’s economy, politics and labour market. For Black History Month 2024, we’re sharing a three-part series in which we outline some of the history of Black…Read More
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What is “decent work”?

Listen to this report as an audio recording The concept of “decent work” is an important one: it is the framework that countries worldwide use to develop initiatives, programs and policies that improve working conditions for everyone. It’s also used as a framework to evaluate how countries perform as they advance principles of decent work.  …Read More
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What is a “good” job?

Listen to this report as an audio recording What makes a good job? The concept of a ‘good job’ or ‘good work’ is broad and debated among policy-makers, academics, economists, and many others.  Because jobs play such a significant part in most people’s lives, understanding what makes a good job (often referred to as job…Read More
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LMIC to explore dynamics of remote work in Canada’s labour market

Listen to this blog as an audio recording In 2020, we experienced an unprecedented shift in the world of work. The COVID-19 pandemic transformed when, how, and where work happens, leading to the widespread adoption of full-time remote work. In 2021, over 25% of core-age employees in Canada were working remotely.  These changes paved the…Read More
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