Finding a Good Job

Guided by research from Dr. Karen Foster and Andrew Langille (Barrister & Solicitor) and the Canadian Intern Association we support recommendations to:

  • Implement a Youth Labour Market Planning Board, along with a Workforce Renewal Fund to promote job sharing between retirement age workers and new hires.

  • Tax Incentives for firms with payrolls exceeding $250k to allocate one per cent of pay roll to training young employees.

  • Reserve 1/5th of jobs created by government infrastructure projects for young workers, and annually fund 20,000 6 month paid internships in the non-profit sector.

  • Amend workplace laws to better protect interns, trainees and students in the areas of employment standards, occupational health & safety, and workers’ compensation.

  • Review Employment Insurance (EI) to determine what changes are necessary and feasible to recognize that prolonged periods of precarious work are now a feature of school to labour market transition for many.

Finding a Good Job
Finding a Good Job
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Policy Recommendations
Policy Recommendations