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Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

By Behnoush Amery | July 22, 2021

Self-employed individuals, like many other groups of workers, have been negatively affected by the pandemic over the past year and a half, but over the past two decades the rate of…

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The Canadian Economics Association Conference: Employment Impacts of COVID-19

By Behnoush Amery | June 8, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone in Canada. But when it comes to labour market outcomes, a few groups have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impacts: low-income earners, members of…

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Rural and Urban Employment Impacted Differently by COVID-19

By Michael Wilcox | May 25, 2021

Across Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented job losses. Employment fell by 0.4% (-73,500) in April and remains 2.2% (–422,750) below the pre-pandemic employment level in February 2020. The…

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Double Penalty: Being a Woman and a Visible Minority

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | May 6, 2021

For the first time, Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) began asking respondents in July 2020 to identify if they fall into one of several designated visible minority groups, including Arab, Black,…

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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 to attend university or find a…

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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 use diverse definitions, approaches and methodologies,…

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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 fact, more education is generally associated…

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Volatile Employment in 2020 for Jobs With Lower Educational Requirements

By Ramanvir Grewal | December 18, 2020

The year 2020 has been a volatile one for labour markets—massive job losses and reduced working hours have affected millions of Canadians, particularly in the spring when lockdown measures were first…

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LMI: Alone, we can go fast—but together, we can go far

By LMIC-CIMT | December 15, 2020

On November 25, 2020, the Government of Canada (GC) released a report titled Canada – A learning nation: A skilled, agile workforce ready to shape the future. The report outlines five…

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