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Factors associated with the completion of apprenticeship training in Canada

by Hyeongsuk Jin, Manon Langevin, André Lebel and Michael Haan

Release date: December 9, 2020

Apprenticeship training is the key pathway for an individual to become a skilled tradesperson in Canada. This study uses data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform from 2008 to 2016 to examine which factors affect the certification rates of registered apprentices in Canada, including the impact of employment conditions during on-the-job training.

The experiences and needs of older caregivers in Canada

by Paula Arriagadas

Release date: November 24, 2020

This study uses data from the 2018 General Social Survey on Caregiving and Care Receiving to examine the experiences of caregivers aged 65 and older, including the types of caregiving activities and number of hours spent caregiving. In addition, the paper focuses on the rewards and stress experienced by older caregivers.

Use of e-money transfer methods: Lessons from the Study on International Money Transfers from Canada

by Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene and Martin Turcotte

Release date: October 2, 2020

Based on data from the 2018 Study on International Money Transfers, this study examines the money transfer methods used by immigrants and non-permanent residents to send money to relatives or friends living outside Canada. The target population includes Canadian residents born in official development assistance-eligible countries in 2017, the majority of whom were immigrants from low- and middle-income countries. It first examines differences in sending fees between non-electronic and electronic money transfer methods by region of destination. It also examines the factors associated with the use of EMT methods versus traditional methods.

Persistent overqualification among immigrants and non-immigrants

by Louis Cornelissen and Martin Turcotte

Release date: September 2, 2020

Using integrated data from the 2006 and 2016 censuses, this study examines persistent overqualification over time among immigrants and non-immigrants. More specifically, the study examines the link between various characteristics associated with immigration and the probability of overqualification in both 2006 and 2016.

Trends in student debt of postsecondary graduates in Canada: Results from the National Graduates Survey, 2018

by Diane Galarneau and Laura Gibson

Release date: August 25, 2020

Using data from the last four cycles of the National Graduates Survey (NGS), this study examines changes in the proportion of students with student debt over time, as well as the median amount of debt at graduation. Also, focussing on the 2015 cohort of graduates, the study examines the debt by field of study and by sources of financing, as well as the link between the characteristics of the students with student debt at graduation and the reduction of their debt three years after.

Work-integrated learning during postsecondary studies, 2015 graduates

by Diane Galarneau, Mark Kinack and George Marshall

Release date: May 25, 2020

Based on data from the 2018 National Graduates Survey, this study examines the participation of 2015 postsecondary graduates in work-integrated learning (WIL), such as a co-op placement, placement, internship or clinical placement. This study examines, among other things, whether there is a link between participation in WIL and the labour market outcomes of graduates, three years after graduation.

Results from the 2016 Census: Education and labour market integration of Black youth in Canada

by Martin Turcotte

Release date: February 25, 2020

Using integrated 2006 and 2016 census data, this study examines the education and labour market integration outcomes of a recent cohort of young Black Canadians. Specifically, this study examines the link between the characteristics of the youth and their families when they were living with their parents (in 2006), and their education and labour market outcomes 10 years later (in 2016).

Support received by caregivers in Canada

by Darcy Hango

Release date: January 08, 2020

Many Canadians are providing care or help to someone with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging. Support given to caregivers may help alleviate potential economic and health-related implications of caregiving. This study uses the 2018 General Social Survey – Caregiving and Care Receiving (Cycle 32) to examine the types of support provided to caregivers. It also examines the relationship between unmet support needs and some indicators of well-being.

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