Canada's youth unemployment rate is hovering around 14%, and has only decreased slightly since the beginning of the economic recovery. There has also been a marked increase in the number of individuals who have been persistently unemployed. Looser entry restrictions into skilled trades would help.
Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Philippe Bergevin is a Senior Policy Analyst at the C.D. Howe Institute. Philippe's main areas of expertise include financial services, monetary policy, macroeconomics and trade. He holds an M.Sc. in Economics (2004) from HEC Montreal and a B.A. in Economics (2002) from Glendon College.
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