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The relationship between immigrants’ and refugees’ education, experience and economic integration matters. It can tell us whether Latinos are unemployed or underemployed or contributing to the Canadian economy. (Shutterstock)

Latin Americans face a stubborn pay gap in Canada, data shows

Although Latinos are present across all Canadian labour markets, they are lagging behind the Canadian median total income. What does that mean for their economic integration?
Some workers prefer a hybrid approach, whereby they can alternate between working at home and in the office. Getty Images

Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace?

If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Uber drivers of the App Drivers & Couriers Union celebrate as they listen to a British Supreme Court decision that ruled Uber drivers should be classified as workers and not self-employed contractors. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

British Uber driver win is promising, but gig workers still need basic rights

The British Supreme Court ruling in favour of Uber drivers offers some hope that gig workers, many of them immigrants, might finally be given basic rights. But there’s still lots of work to do.
Non-academic mentors, especially those familiar with the culture of academia, can offer empathy, validation and healthy perspectives. (Brooke Cagle/Unsplash)

PhD students can benefit from non-academic mentors’ outside perspectives

The realities of the job market mean most PhD students no longer work alongside people whose professional paths they will follow. Universities must do more to support non-academic mentorships.
Young people have labour market advantages that will allow them to survive the pandemic if they keep an open mind about location and job offers. (Piqsels)

Young workers can thrive after coronavirus layoffs by leaving big cities

Being flexible about both location and the nature of employment will help youth make the most of the current challenging labour market situation due to COVID-19.

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