Canadian youth: hopeful, resilient and hard-working

Release date: December 19, 2018
Canadian youth: hopeful, resilient and hard-working
Canadian youth: hopeful, resilient and hard-working

Canadian youth: hopeful, resilient and hard-working

7 in 10 youth aged 15 to 24 report going to school as their main activity
  Percentage
Going to school 71%
In the labour force1 26%
Not in school or labour force 3%
1Includes those looking for paid work.

More young women than men experience financial obstacles toward achieving their educational goals

  • Women: 71%
  • Men: 59%

Among all youth 78% feel hopeful for the future

75% feel that they are able to bounce back quickly after hard times

Among youth who work 72% feel happiest when they are working hard

Most youth feel that they have better educational opportunities than their parents

  • Non-immigrant: 68%
  • Immigrant: 86%

Note: For the purpose of this infographic, youth include Canadians aged 15 to 24 years.

Source: General Social Survey (Canadians at Work and Home), 2016.

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