Insights on Canadian Society

Religiosity in Canada and its evolution from 1985 to 2019

by Louis Cornelissen

Release date: October 28, 2021

Canada's religious landscape has undergone significant changes in recent decades, including a decline in religious affiliation and participation in individual and group religious activities. This study uses data from the General Social Survey to provide a portrait of the diverse relationships that Canadians have with religion. The study also presents key trends that characterize the evolution of religiosity in Canada since 1985.

The achievements, experiences and labour market outcomes of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women with bachelor’s degrees or higher

by Paula Arriagada

Release date: October 20, 2021

This study examines the educational attainment and labour market outcomes of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women primarily aged 25 to 64 using data from the 2006 and 2016 Census of Population, the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey and the 2018 National Graduates Survey. Comparisons are made to the non-Indigenous population, across Indigenous-identity groups, and between the sexes.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian seniors

by Statistics Canada

Release date: October 18, 2021

This article brings together insights on the health, social and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian seniors aged 65 years and older. The results discussed are based on data from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database, the Canadian Community Health Survey, the Labour Force Survey, the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series, and crowdsourcing data.

Parents’ use of child care services and differences in use by mothers’ employment status

by Shary Zhang, Rochelle Garner, Loanna Heidinger, and Leanne Findlay

Release date: July 22, 2021

Using the 2017 General Social Survey on Families, this article provides a profile of non-parental child care among Canadian families. It examines parents' use of child care, including the types of child care arrangements used by parents, the cost of care, the reasons for selecting a type of child care, as well as reasons for not using child care. The article also looks at the characteristics of mothers' employment.

Harassment and discrimination among faculty and researchers in Canada's postsecondary institutions

by Darcy Hango

Release date: July 16, 2021

This study uses data from the Survey of Postsecondary Faculty and Researchers to examine workplace harassment and discrimination within Canada's postsecondary institutions. It sheds light on specific types of harassment, the relationship between the harasser and those being harassed, as well as the grounds for discrimination and types of discrimination. The study also examines the probability that those who were harassed took action against their harasser.

Child care workers in Canada

by Sharanjit Uppal and Katherine Savage

Release date: June 25, 2021

This study uses data from the Census of Population and the Labour Force Survey to examine the personal and job characteristics of child care workers and how some of these characteristics have changed over time. It also studies the changes in employment among child care workers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Profile of immigrants in nursing and health care support occupations

by Louis Cornelissen

Release date: May 28, 2021

This study is based on data from the Census of Population and the Longitudinal Immigration Database to provide a profile of immigrants in nursing and health care support occupations. It also examines the representation of immigrants in nursing and health care support occupations by intended occupation upon admission to Canada and by admission category. Lastly, it examines the professional integration of immigrants who completed their nursing education both in and outside Canada.

Gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the proportion of youth neither in employment nor education at the start of the school year

by Katherine Wall

Release date: May 25, 2021

This article examines the period of September to October 2020, which signalled the beginning of new school year and also the start of the second wave of COVID-19 in Canada. It illuminates the decisions that youth (and, in the case of secondary students, their parents) made about their schooling, and how the combination of these possibly difficult decisions, with the unprecedented drops in youth employment, affected the proportion of youth who were that youth not in employment, education or training - NEET

Volunteering counts: Formal and informal contributions of Canadians in 2018

by Tara Hahmann

Release date: April 23, 2021

Using data from the 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP), this article presents information on the volunteer activities of Canadians, including volunteer rates and number of volunteer hours, the types of volunteering activities and the organizations benefiting from volunteerism.

Completion of a college certificate or diploma after a bachelor’s degree

by Katherine Wall

Release date: April 8, 2021

This study uses data from the 2016 Census of Population and the Postsecondary Student Information System to examine the characteristics and outcomes of recent college graduates with a prior bachelor’s degree.

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