April 24, 2024

Employment by choice and necessity among Canadian-born and immigrant seniors

by René Morissette and Feng Hou

Many seniors work past their mid-60s for various reasons. Some find it necessary to keep working because of inadequate retirement savings, mortgage payments, unforeseen expenses, or the responsibility to support children and other family members in Canada or abroad. Others choose to work to provide a sense of personal fulfillment, stay active and remain engaged. This article uses data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and examines the degree to which Canadian-born and immigrant seniors aged 65 to 74 worked by choice or necessity in 2022.

Retention and recruitment of young skilled workers: Results by province and territory

by Marc Frenette and Tomasz Handler

Since Canada is a vast country with diverse job opportunities available in various locations, some provinces and territories may face challenges and opportunities in retaining and attracting young skilled talent. This article is the first to inform the issue by determining the share of youth who grew up in a certain province or territory and eventually obtained a postsecondary education but left to work in another province or territory. The article also looks at young skilled workers who entered a province or territory to work, as a share of that province or territory’s initial population of homegrown young skilled labour.

Women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada: Exporting story

by Julia Sekkel and Weimin Wang

The participation of women-owned businesses in exports is important for policies aiming to ensure that the benefits of international trade reach all groups. Women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada are as likely to export as those owned by men, and their export intensity (exports as a share of total sales) was not significantly different. This article examines factors related to the exporting success of women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada.

The social networks of immigrant women

by Max Stick, Christoph Schimmele, Maciej Karpinski and Amélie Arsenault

Social connections and relationships are important, yet often overlooked, indicators of well-being. For immigrants, these networks are also important for integration. This study examines how immigrant women’s sociodemographic characteristics and life-course circumstances are associated with the size and composition of their personal networks and provides comparisons with Canadian-born women.

Recent developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2024

by Guy Gellatly

This article provides an integrated summary of recent changes in output, consumer prices, employment, and household finances. It highlights changes in the economic data during the second half of 2023 and into the winter months. The article also examines how economic conditions have changed as borrowing costs have risen.

Canada’s gross domestic product per capita: Perspectives on a return to trend

by Carter McCormack and Weimin Wang

This upcoming article provides perspectives on the extent to which recent changes in gross domestic product per capita represent a departure from their long term trend and discusses factors that have facilitated per capita growth in previous decades.

This schedule is subject to change.

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