Life, work, and the emerging workforce: a study of the perceptions and attitudes of Canada's emerging millennial generation


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This research surveyed 1,700 Canadians aged 18 to 35 about their attitudes, perceptions and behaviours toward the job market and life overall. The study found that young Canadians are significantly more optimistic than pessimistic about the job market and, by a two-to-one margin, believe their generation will enjoy a standard of living higher than that of their parents. However, the survey did find that a majority of young Canadians (59 per cent) agree they will have to delay major life events like marriage, buying a home, and having children because of financial pressures. Excerpts from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Youth; Culture and society; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Attitude; Perception; Living conditions; Employment opportunity; Relevance of education and training; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: [Ottawa, Ontario]: Canadian Council of Chief Executives, 2015

Physical description: 39 p.

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On cover: Prepared for: Canadian Council of Chief Executives

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 121.1595

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