Youth Unemployment Canada

Is This The Future For Today's Youth?

CBC | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Business

Tree-planting has been a popular money-making gig among students for decades, but for Brontie Hladysh, it's more than a summer job. In a tight job ma...

Careful Students, Your Summer Job Pool Just Got Smaller

Vanessa Routley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business
Vanessa Routley

While you were hard at work last semester studying and preparing for exams, the Government of Canada was busy, aggressively trying to attract foreign youth to Canada to work this summer. In the next two months a small army of ambitious youth from all the world will arrive in our airports. They will be issued an open work permit, and they will immediately begin to apply for the jobs you may have wanted this summer.

Does Harper Government Drive Up Youth Unemployment?

The Toronto Star | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business

A government bent on lowering the living standard of Canada’s next generation couldn’t do a much better job than Stephen Harper and his colleagues...

Need a Summer Job, Students? Start Looking Now

Melissa Jarman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Business
Melissa Jarman

With persistent cold weather and snow still blanketing much of Canada and the United States, it's hard to even contemplate summer -- let alone a summer job. However, many college and university students are already actively seeking summer employment to help pay for the next year's tuition or add some experience to their resume. If you haven't started the summer job search yet, now is a good time to start.

The Tory Jobs Program Isn't Enough

Cliff Halliwell | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Business
Cliff Halliwell

Canada needs to step back and do a serious rethink of the training and employment support system. As part of the Canada Job Grant proposal, Minister Kenney has argued we need to "stop doing training for the sake of training." He's right. Yet we don't really know yet what works and what does not work.

Canada Won't Be Beating The U.S. On This Much Longer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s unemployment rate will be higher than that in the U.S. in 2014, a recent Bloomberg News survey predicted. The survey of 15 economists fo...

Ontario's Youth Jobless Rates Like Europe, U.S. Rust Belt: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario youth looking for a job may have better luck in parts of the U.S. Rust Belt or the Eurozone, according to a new report from the Canadian Centr...

Older Workers Pushing Youth Out Of Job Market: Report

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new report suggests that a growing number of older workers are taking on part-time jobs, which in turn is pushing up the unemployment rate...

'Scarring A Generation'

CBC | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government must do more to create jobs and meaningful work experience for youth who are being left out of the economic recovery, says Libe...

Shocking Number Of Youth Jobless, Not In School: CIBC

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Young Canadians are at risk of chronic unemployment as growing numbers are graduating well-educated, but with no work experience, a CIBC rep...

The Invaluable Benefits of Mentorship for Today's Youth

Mark Lievonen | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Business
Mark Lievonen

All of us need mentoring in our lives -- to inspire us, motivate us and help us achieve our aspirations. Industry studies show that mentoring programs in the workplace are good for both mentors and mentees, and can improve retention and career advancement.

Do Teens Need to Network to Get a First Job?

Deborah Nixon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

My son couldn't wait to turn 16 because it meant he could finally get a job. He has applied to McDonalds three times, Tim Hortons twice, KFC, Cineplex twice, No Frills, Loblaws, golf courses (to do anything), coffee shops, Canadian Tire, FreshCo, Pizza Pizza, Wonderland, and City of Toronto. What I keep hearing from people is that my son is lacking the most essential of life skills -- the powerful network.

Five Tips For Landing the Job You Want

John Laforet | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Business
John Laforet

In just a few weeks, the latest batch of millennials will graduate from post-secondary institutions across the country in one of the most challenging job markets young Canadians have ever faced. Below are some tips I offer soon-to-be and recent grads as they enter the workforce.

Youth Job Crisis To Cost Canadians Billions: Report

CBC | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Business

The rise in youth unemployment in Canada during the recent recession will cost Canadian youth $23.1 billion in lost wages over the next 18 years, acco...

This Really Is Your Parents' Job Market

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Conventional wisdom would suggest that Jonathan Glencross has a bright and secure future ahead of him.Anyone who completed an undergraduate ...

Rachel Mendleson

A Bigger Problem For Youth Than Unemployment?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Business

There’s plenty of hand-wringing over high youth unemployment in the wake of the recession, but according to a new study, the plight of the young and...

Rachel Mendleson

What I Didn't Do This Summer: Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Business

It has been yet another summer of discontent for Canada’s youth. While the economy added 34,000 jobs in August, the latest data from Statistics ...

Help!

CBC | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Business

Students need help from the federal government to find summer jobs, Liberal MP Scott Brison said Wednesday. Citing statistics showing a po...

Rachel Mendleson

For This Group, Canada’s Recession Never Ended

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada Business

May marks the start of summer jobs season, making it an important time for young people looking for work. But according to the latest jobs report, las...

1 In 8 Canadian Youth Not In Work Or School: StatsCan

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada's youth are more likely to be working or seeking an education than many of their counterparts in other G7 nations, the country's lead...

Canada’s Youth Still Stuck In Recession: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s youth are still struggling with a recession, even as the country’s job picture is improving, says a new study. The under-25 crowd lost...

Students Slam Replacement Of Youth Job Centres With Website

CBC | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Business

Jessica McCormick worked at the Service Canada Centre for Youth in Sydney, N.S., for three summers. This year, a website will...

Today's Youth In Uniquely Difficult Situation

CBC | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Business

Among the world’s biggest economies, Canada’s unemployment rate is quite respectable. Canadian youth, however, might beg ...

The Young And The Jobless

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Regardless how many jobs were created last month, one group of Canadians is almost certain to have fared badly — youth.The consensus ahead ...

Ottawa Shuts Down Youth Job Centres

CBC | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Business

The federal government is shutting down its seasonal student job centres, saving $6.5 million annually, and instead is bolstering online ...