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Van Bussel, Melissa; Marshall, George; Fecteau, Eric – Statistics Canada, 2023
In 2020, the federal government implemented the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) to provide financial support to employees, self-employed individuals and students directly affected by COVID-19. The CERB was available for individuals who stopped working or were working reduced hours because of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Financial Support, Emergency Programs
Layton, Jaclyn – Statistics Canada, 2022
The proportion of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) is an indicator that is used worldwide to identify youth at risk of social disconnection and exclusion during their transition from education to employment. Over the course of the pandemic, measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 posed unprecedented disruptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Out of School Youth, Unemployment, COVID-19
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2021
When the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada in March 2020, Canadian youth and young people experienced major disruptions in their typical routines. The halt of in-person learning, the disappearance of jobs particularly among youth, and the resulting social isolation took a toll on their mental health. Over 6 in 10 people aged 15 to 34…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, COVID-19, Pandemics
Bonikowska, Aneta; Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rapid and substantial increase in unemployment and to uncertainty about future job prospects. Despite this increased uncertainty, parents' expectations that their children will pursue postsecondary studies remained high during the lockdown--91.7% of children whose parents were surveyed in May or June 2020 were…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Postsecondary Education, Parent Attitudes
Su, Sophia; Jin, Hyeongsuk – Statistics Canada, 2021
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, several unprecedented government interventions related to COVID-19--including the closure of non-essential businesses, travel restrictions and public health measures limiting public interactions--have been put in place. These measures, implemented by public health officials across Canada, had a clear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Skilled Occupations
Brunet, Sylvie – Statistics Canada, 2020
This fact sheet explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NEET (not in employment, education or training) indicator for young Canadians aged 15 to 29 during the first two months of the pandemic. Findings include the following: (1) in March and April 2020, NEET rates for young Canadians increased to unprecedented levels. These increases…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Unemployment, Employment Level
Doreleyers, April; Knighton, Tamara – Statistics Canada, 2020
This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' academic life was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Influences, Electronic Learning
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2020
This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' financial situation was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Finance, Student Employment
Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn; Deng, Zechuan – Statistics Canada, 2020
This article discusses the potential impact of recent school closures on learning and academic performance of school children as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. [This article is a condensed version of a longer study: "School Closures and the Online Preparedness of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic" (ED605398).]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crisis Management, School Closing, Outcomes of Education
Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn; Deng, Zechuan – Statistics Canada, 2020
This "Economic Insights" article discusses the potential impact of recent school closures on learning and academic performance of school children. To benefit from online resources, students require access to internet-enabled devices that are suitable for learning. The article estimates the percentage of households with children under the…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, School Closing, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
Hou, Feng; Schimmele, Christoph – Statistics Canada, 2020
With the continuing spread of COVID-19, many health-care workers in Canada are facing overwhelming workloads and risk exposure to the virus while caring for their patients. This article examines adults with a health education but not working in health occupations.
Descriptors: Disease Control, Allied Health Personnel, Allied Health Occupations Education, Risk Management
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2020
This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' work placements were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intellectual Disciplines, Experiential Learning