Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the skilled trades: Canada Emergency Response Benefit

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The COVID-19 pandemic had large impacts on those in the skilled trades, as these jobs often require hands-on and close-proximity interactions. Using data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform, this study examines the pandemic's impacts by investigating the proportion of journeypersons who received the CERB among those who certified between 2008 and 2019. By examining the proportions across trades, geography and population groups, this study can provide further insight into how the pandemic affected those in the skilled trades and how the impacts were different across trades and groups.

Issue Number: 2021006
Author(s): Jin, Hyeongsuk; Su, Sophia
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