Insights on Canadian Society

Examining variations in immigrants’ lower risk of suicide-related behaviours

by Fei-Ju Yang, Linlu Zhao and Nicole Aitken

Release date: December 1, 2022

Based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC), this study provides an understanding of suicide-related behaviours, namely suicide ideation and completed suicides, among Canadian immigrants.

Pharmaceutical access and use during the pandemic

by Kassandra Cortes and Leah Smith

Release date: November 2, 2022

This study examines Canadians’ access to and use of pharmaceuticals using data from the 2021 Survey on Access to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals During the Pandemic, collected from March to May 2021. First, it examines the proportion and characteristics of Canadians who reported not having prescription insurance to cover medication costs, as well as those who reported that their prescription insurance was affected by the pandemic. Next, medication use, out-of-pocket spending on prescription medication, and non-adherence to prescription medication because of cost were examined. Analyses are presented across province, immigration status, and racialized groups, among other sociodemographic variables, and thus offers insight into potential inequities in access to pharmaceuticals in Canada.

Bullying victimization among sexually and gender diverse youth in Canada

by Elena Prokopenko and Darcy Hango

Release date: October 12, 2022

Using the Canadian Health Survey of Children and Youth (2019), this study provides an understanding of the prevalence and severity of self-reported experiences of bullying among sexually and gender diverse youth (aged 15 to 17). The study also looks at the association between bullying, sexual and gender diversity, and other socio-demographic characteristics, as well as its impacts on the overall health and well-being of sexually and gender diverse youth.

Unmasking differences in women’s full-time employment

by Marie Drolet

Release date: September 26, 2022

Full-time employment is an integral part of financial well-being and can be linked to several other positive outcomes for workers. Using data from the Labour Force Survey, this article analyses how women’s full-time employment rates evolved from 2007 to 2021. It examines the extent to which aggregate statistics on full-time employment mask the distinct experiences of diverse groups of women, namely Indigenous women, immigrant women and non-Indigenous women born in Canada.

The Rising Popularity of College Postgraduate Credential Programs in Canada

by Katherine Wall

Release date: September 12, 2022

This article provides a profile of the number and characteristics of college postgraduate credential students in Canada, as well as their outcomes, including graduation rates, rates of transition to permanent residency (for international students), and earnings after graduation.

Differences in tenure status and feelings of fairness in hiring and promotions among male and female faculty in Canadian universitie

by Sharanjit Uppal and Darcy Hango

Release date: September 1, 2022

This study uses 2019 data from the University and College Academic Staff System to examine gender differences in tenure status among faculty in Canadian universities. It also uses the Survey of Postsecondary Faculty and Researchers to examine feelings of fairness in hiring and promotions.

Who gambles and who experiences gambling problems in Canada

by Michelle Rotermann and Heather Gilmour

Release date: August 9, 2022

Gambling is common in Canada, as it is in many other countries. The majority of people who gamble do so without harm, but a minority will be adversely affected. This study examines gambling and gambling problems among people aged 15 or older, using data from the 2018 Canadian Community Health Survey, Gambling Rapid Response.

Indigenous women and girls: Socioeconomic conditions in remote communities compared with more accessible areas

by Amanda Bleakney and Alexandria Melvin

Release date: June 20, 2022

This study uses Statistics Canada's newly developed remoteness index classification and data from the 2016 Census of Population to report on the socioeconomic characteristics of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women and girls living in communities with varying levels of remoteness. It provides policy makers with information on how socioeconomic and linguistic characteristics among Indigenous women and girls living in remote areas differ from those among Indigenous women and girls living in more accessible areas.

Language used at work by graduates of English, French or bilingual postsecondary institutions

by Étienne Lemyre

Release date: April 5, 2022

Using data from the 2016 Census of Population, integrated with the Postsecondary Student Information System, this study examines the relationship between the language in which postsecondary education was completed and the language that graduates use predominantly at work following graduation. Specifically, it examines the use of English at work in Quebec and the use of French in the workplace outside of Quebec.

Women working in paid care occupations

by Farhana Khanam, Manon Langevin, Katherine Savage and Sharanjit Uppal

Release date: January 25, 2022

The care economy, which includes paid and unpaid care for children, seniors, and people with disabilities, is a fundamental component of societies. In Canada, and around the world, demographic and socioeconomic transformations, notably the aging population, are increasing the demand for care workers. This study uses data from the 2016 Census of Population and from the Labour Force Survey to examine the personal and job characteristics of workers in paid care occupations by gender. It also examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the employment of workers in this sector, compared to workers in all other occupations.

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