youth job guarantee

Canada needs an action plan to fight long-term youth unemployment

Young people lag behind in Canada's economic recovery, with rates of unemployment and underemployment still significantly above pre-recession levels. The danger is that this will have a permanent scarring effect on many youth, with long-term negative implications for both our economy and our society. 

It is often forgotten that Canada still has a large “echo baby boom” youth age cohort, with some 4.4 million persons age 15 to 24 now transitioning into the paid work force. They will all be needed in a few years just to replace “baby boomer” retirees, and our economic prospects will...

The kids aren't all right

CBC News

On the heels of an Ontario election campaign that was dominated by fuzzy math in jobs numbers, a think-tank made headlines this week with some eye-popping numbers of its own.

The Broadbent Institute says private industry and government need to do more to create jobs for young people, the only demographic group that hasn't recovered all the jobs lost...

The Broadbent Institute’s youth job guarantee is a good idea that will never happen

Murad Hemmadi / Canadian Business

Jobs for every boy and girl—that’s what the Broadbent Institute is proposing, in a paper calling for a Youth Job Guarantee.

The left-leaning think tank wants Canadian businesses


Youth jobs proposal would guarantee placement for graduates

CBC News

The Broadbent Institute is proposing a “new deal for young people” that involves business relinquishing a fraction of the “dead money” it is hoarding to offer jobs for young graduates.

The institute says an injection of $670 million from business and an equivalent amount from the federal government could lead to the creation of 186,000 full-time jobs to help young Canadians begin their careers.

It proposes a Youth Job...

Youth unemployment: a dismal situation requires bold action

The dog days of summer may yet be upon us, and already youth unemployment is a hot topic of conversation.

But talk is cheap. The fact is too many young Canadians are set to wade into another long summer, frustrated and anxious about their grim job prospects.

And little wonder for their anxiety.

There are significantly more youth looking for work today than there are available jobs. As of May 2014, one in seven (13.3%) young people aged 15 to 24, or 380,600 young Canadians, were out of work.Many more are underemployed or have given up looking for work altogether....

Canada's jobless youth: Think-tank pushes plan to create 186,000 'guaranteed' positions

Jesse Tahirali / CTV National News

With youth unemployment well above the national average, exams might not be the only thing keeping young Canadians up at night.

But one think-tank wants to ease the extracurricular stress students face by trying to guarantee availability of 186,000 jobs for those making...

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