Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market

In the spring of 2006, CPRN began a project, Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market, which includes a series of research papers that examine what helps and hinders young people on their route from school to a good job.

The Pathways project set out to develop policy options that would improve young people's ability to identify, select, and navigate pathways that lead to rewarding and productive lives.  The key purposes of the project are:

• To better understand the paths that young people take, from high school through to regular participation in the labour market.

• To identify institutional and policy structures that appear to support or hinder young people's ability to find pathways that lead to sustained employment with decent pay, good working conditions and career potential.

• To examine attitudes and underlying values about the different pathways that are or could be available, how they are shaped, and how they influence choices.

• To develop policy options to improve the ability of young people to identify, select, and navigate pathways that lead to "success."



Publications:

Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Time to Let Aboriginal Youth Shape Their Future Commentary 10 Sep 2009
Economic Downturn Heightens Wood Buffalo's Challenges Commentary 16 Apr 2009
Pathways for First Nation and Métis Youth in the Oil Sands Research Report 16 Apr 2009
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: A Synthesis Report Research Report 2 Sep 2008
Connecting Supply and Demand in Canada's Youth Labour Market Research Report 17 Apr 2008
Implementing the School-to-Work Transition in Québec Research Report 13 Mar 2008
From School to the Labour Market in Québec: Analysis of Student Trajectories in Terms of Previous Learning Path and Early Labour Market Experience Research Report 31 Jan 2008
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market Presentation 29 Nov 2007
Education-to-Labour Market Pathways of Canadian Youth: Findings from the Youth in Transition Survey Research Report 1 Nov 2007
Trading Up – High School and Beyond: Five Illustrative Canadian Case Studies Research Report 31 May 2007
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market Presentation 24 May 2007
Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: An Overview of High School Initiatives Research Report 5 Apr 2007
Pathways of Alberta Youth through the Post-secondary System into the Labour Market, 1996-2003 Research Report 16 Nov 2006
Career Development Services for Canadian Youth: Access, Adequacy and Accountability Research Report 6 Jul 2006