Generation Y Canada

Canada's Millennials Among Most Educated, Not Among Most Skilled

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Business

The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report last week arguing that the growth in foreign workers in Canada can be attributed partly to the fact ...

Sunny Freeman

Millennials Are Better Off Than Their Parents? Uh, No | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Business

Generation Y, you’re probably still screwed. Millennials are earning two per cent more than their parents did at the same age, according to a rec...

Where Gen Y Is Failing To Launch

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business

Hamiltonian twentysomethings just can't leave the nest. That much is apparent from 2011 census statistics that show 51.6 per cent of Steel City res...

Where An Arts Degree Will Lead You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Arts graduates spend years dissecting texts like "Waiting for Godot." And like the characters in Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, generations of t...

Canadians Not Buying These Pro-Business Policies: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s baby boomers and their children see almost eye-to-eye when it comes to the country’s economic direction, and both groups are worried that...

Are Millennials The Anxious Generation?

The Huffington Post Canada | Aya Tsintziras | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living

High school English teacher Julia Arbuckle remembers the anxiety she felt when she was a student at the University of Toronto. “I was stressed becau...

Do Millennials Really Have It Tougher Than Their Parents? | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living

People are slagging on millennials for not getting their act together, but the truth is that our economic reality is much more difficult than 20 or 30 years ago. Almost every Gen Y'er wants to be responsible with their money -- trouble is we just don't have any.

Michael Bolen

The Laws Gen Y Will Change When It Gets Power | Michael Bolen | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Members of Generation Y may not be particularly interested in conventional politics, but sooner or later they're going to end up in power anyway. ...

Have Faith, Gen Y

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada

Each morning, between picking out an outfit for school and eating breakfast, Ruchie Shainhouse, 20, says a prayer. On Friday nights, she stays in, her...

Daniel Tencer

Millennials Quietly Redefine What It Means To 'Own' Something | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Business

Zofia Koch doesn’t own a car, and she doesn’t seem to miss it. “The last time I was excited about a car was high school,” the 26-year-old e...

Millennials Get Nostalgic For Their Childhood With #ReasonsILoveThe90s

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Living

For some, the 1990s feel as though they were mere minutes ago — a time when the Berlin Wall had just come crumbling down, Bill Clinton rocked the Wh...

Young People Think Their Parents Had It Easier, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada

Despite being told that the world would be their oyster, millennials are pessimistic about the future of their own generation and of the ones that wil...

Why Some Millennials Shun Higher Education

The Huffington Post Canada | Victor Ferreira | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business

Michael Silva is a confident 24-year-old whose ambition led him to start BudgetParking Inc., a parking enforcement business that brings in more than $...

More And More Millennials Are Going Under The Knife

The Huffington Post Canada | Carly Thomas | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Style

At 14, Sonia Van Burgsteden was unhappy with her body. She would look enviously at her sister’s generous bust and dream about curves of her own. Whe...

As Gen Y Turns From Religion, What's The Future Of Faith?

The Huffington Post Canada | Victoria Stunt | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada

Emma Crawford seemed like a church girl. She attended youth group every Friday night and went to church on Sundays. She played drums, bass and gui...

Michael Bolen

Think Baby Boomers More Political Than Their Kids? Think Again | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

It’s the first day of October and the leaves are turning colour on Ryerson University’s downtown Toronto campus. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, 22, one of...

Reclaiming Their Languages

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The Nuxalk word for "rock" is spoken the way it sounds, like feet dragging over a rocky riverbed. When Clyde Tallio says it, he has to conjure saliva ...

Gen Y Favours 1 Party Above All Others

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Politics

While opinion in the country as a whole is divided among the three major political parties, millennials have a clear preference for the NDP. Abacu...

Millennials Vs. Boomers: Who's Got It Worse?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Business

Data and graphics compiled by Jeff Fraser; text by Daniel Tencer. It’s a common assumption that when it comes to careers and the economy, young C...

Gen Y Feeling Stress? Get a Grip

JD Halperin | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada
JD Halperin

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpgWe're lucky to have the time to worry about the self-esteem of our children or the discrepancy between the size of our childhood fantasy home and our current urban shanty. While of course we calibrate our problems and react to them according to the world we actually occupy there's something to be said for perspective.

Generation Y Is Lazy, Screwed, Not To Blame: Readers Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada

Earlier this week we launched Asking Y, our series looking at Canada's Millennial Generation. In our kick-off piece we brought you the stories of a...

Gen Y Still Wants To Buy

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Business

The vast majority of millennials value homeownership and want to buy a home, but they are less certain on where they want to live and whether they wil...

Rachel Mendleson

A Generation Of Renters, But Not By Choice | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Business

Sociologists couldn’t do better than Bram Warshafsky, 23, as a model for the attitude shift toward home ownership that they have long predicted for ...

Why Y? A Generation Comes Of Age

Kenny Yum | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada
Kenny Yum

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg Millennials are coming of age, the oldest within the cohort born after 1981 have reached their 30th birthday, a staggering five million of them are adults. Media coverage typically mentions them in terms of its emerging political clout, their impact on the work place or how they are marketed to. Millennials gets the side-show treatment as most day-to-day coverage is aimed at Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. We've set out to change that. Today, we launch our series Asking Y, a long-term commitment from HuffPost Canada and AOL Canada to report on Generation Y, Millennials, Echo Boomers or those I'll simply refer to as those 30 and younger.

What Keeps Millennials Up at Night

Jaime Morrison | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Jaime Morrison

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg Within the next decade people in my generation are going to drive the work force, determine government policy and take on greater responsibility within the Canadian economy. By 2020 Millennials will make up over 40 per cent of working-aged Canadians. Here is what's keeping us up at night...