Fewer Barriers to Entrepreneurship key to helping Underemployed Young Canadians

Fewer Barriers to Entrepreneurship key to helping Underemployed Young Canadians

This past Monday, September 23, WSIC hosted a vibrant discussion on youth underemployment in Canada. Leading the discussion was Michael Hlinka, a University of Toronto instructor and regular business commentator for CBC, and Julia Deans, CEO of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. Michael and Julia were joined in the Q&A part of the evening by Leanne Abdulla, a young woman willing to speak openly about her ongoing challenges of finding permanent employment in Toronto.

Leanne is a registered social service worker with two diplomas yet is …

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Pensions: What’s left for the youth?

Pensions: What’s left for the youth?

Pension coverage is shrinking. It’s an open secret that today’s young people are looking at retirements less prosperous than their parents enjoyed. The have and have-nots of tomorrow will be defined by who does and doesn’t have a pension.

The federal government has proposed a new pension scheme: pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs). In a paper published by the C.D. Howe Institute, in August, James Pierlot explained why this scheme will do little for the middle class and in fact could put many Canadians in a worse financial position.

With …

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