Menu Close

Articles on Labour market

Displaying 1 - 20 of 114 articles

The University College building at the University of Toronto. Government budget cuts and the race to attract more students are changing the function and purpose of Canadian universities. (Shutterstock)

What are universities for? Canadian higher education is at a critical crossroads

Forcing universities to only serve the needs of the labour market undermines their abilities to educate students and conduct research.
Work trends like ‘quiet quitting’ have begun to pop up in the media lately — but how true are they to real life? (Shutterstock)

Busting the anti-work myth: Most people actually like their bosses

Contrary to anti-work narratives in the news media, a survey of employees in the United States and Canada has found that most employees like their bosses.
An Instacart worker loads groceries into her car for home delivery. There is a strong argument to be made that gig work is false self-employment, meaning that workers are not actually freelance. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Gig workers aren’t self-employed – they’re modern-day feudal serfs

Feudalism has been replaced by capitalism, and the new villeiny — or neo-villeiny — has emerged to reflect a relationship between a worker and an organization.
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.

Top contributors

More