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Women are still feeling the effects of COVID-19 , which resulted in job losses and reduced opportunities for women in the workforce. (Shutterstock)

Women still face gender inequalities at work post-pandemic

The most recent data from Statistics Canada shows that, while gender inequalities in the workplace remain fairly large between women and men, there are some notable exceptions.
New Canadians take the Oath of Citizenship during halftime at a Redblacks and Montréal Alouettes CFL game in Ottawa in July 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

How smaller cities can integrate newcomers into their labour markets

Canada is counting on immigrants to drive economic growth. Smaller urban communities can help take pressure off Canada’s most heavily populated regions by attracting and retaining newcomers.
With geographic proximity no longer being a precondition of employment, the 2020s could see a shift in jobs being parcelled out to the best and most affordable talent, regardless of location. (Shutterstock)

Ahead of the game or falling behind? Canada’s readiness for a borderless, global workforce

A shift towards a more distributed, borderless global workforce will not necessarily lead to job losses for Canada, but it will be disruptive and require restructuring in the labour market.
Workers in Banten, Indonesia, staged a protest after the government announced the latest minimum wage stipulation in December 2022. ANTARA FOTO/Asep Fathulrahman/nym

Indonesia’s emergency labour regulation changes spark worker anger a year out from election, but Jokowi’s government is unwavering

Indonesian worker protests about a new emergency regulation – issued suddenly in late 2022 to replace a controversial job creation law – look likely to continue ahead of the February 2024 election.
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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