The course will focus on “monetizable skills,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said.
Here are five things we need to do to go from money zeroes to hero as a nation.
25 per cent want to eliminate or reduce their debt before anything else.
When not all members of society have equal access to financial education, we take away their ability to be healthy, independent and successful.
The costs can soar. Believe me, I know — my third child is heading off to university in the fall.
It's time to admit what we don't know and create a real strategy to help Canadians manage our money.
Almost 40 per cent of adult Canadians (over 10 million people) experienced moderate to high levels of income volatility over the past year. Approximately 3.3 million of these Canadians actually saw their monthly income fluctuate by 25 per cent or more.
Most Canadians don’t feel confident about their financial planning abilities.
There have been government committees, discussions with the private sector and even a national strategy to teach Canadians basic personal finance. But when Statistics Canada data showed late last year that Canada's household debt is now larger than its GDP, it became painfully apparent that we're failing.
We're at an economic crossroads in the Canadian economic landscape. Today, more professionals are joining the growing ranks of the self-employed workers in Canada. This is driven in part by an increase in the on-demand economy, like ride-sharing, peer-to-peer rental, project-based job platforms and online retail platforms.