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Who Are New Brunswick’s Low-Skilled Workers?  

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: September 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Labour Markets , Datasets , Economics



What does it mean to be low-skilled in New Brunswick? And which New Brunswickers are most likely to have low levels of skills in the workplace?   NB-IRDT researchers explore these questions in a recent report, in which they construct profiles of low-skilled workers in the province. By focusing on groups with low levels of education, jobs with low skills requirements, and low income, they examine the proportion of low-skilled...

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Pathways to Professions: Then and Now

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: June 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Labour Markets , Population Research



April showers bring May flowers, and the launch of Pathways to Professions – 2021 is our second annual experiential learning program providing UNB students with hands-on workplace experience and training in research methods and job readiness. From May 17 until August 13, we will be virtually hosting a new cohort of undergraduate and graduate students as they complete our curriculum of research and professionalism workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities, while working on...

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Labour Force Survey Enhanced with COVID-19 Questions

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Labour Markets


Wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent disease containment measures have affected the Canadian and New Brunswick labour market? So has Statistics Canada. In April 2020, a series of survey enhancements were included in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to fully measure the shock to the Canadian labour market resulting from COVID-19 and subsequent economic shutdowns. Over the past year, these enhancements were continued, and further supplemented with a range of variables...

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Student Spotlight: Non-Government Employment in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 25, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Labour Markets


From May to August 2020, NB-IRDT hosted the very first Pathways to Professions: an experiential learning program that provided six UNB students with hands-on workplace experience and training in research methods and job readiness. Each month, our Student Spotlight series will highlight some of the students’ research findings on the population demographics and economic progress of New Brunswick. Non-government employment has a direct impact on New Brunswick’s GDP through the...

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Student Spotlight: Real GDP Growth in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Labour Markets , Economics



From May to August 2020, NB-IRDT hosted the very first Pathways to Professions: an experiential learning program that provided six UNB students with hands-on workplace experience and training in research methods and job readiness. Each month, our Student Spotlight series will highlight some of the students’ research findings on the population demographics and economic progress of New Brunswick. The economic recession of 2008 severely impacted GDP growth in New Brunswick – not...

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Student Spotlight: Immigrant Mobility in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: November 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Population Research , Labour Markets



From May to August 2020, NB-IRDT hosted the very first Pathways to Professions: an experiential learning program that provided six UNB students with hands-on workplace experience and training in research methods and job readiness. Each month, our Student Spotlight series will highlight some of the students’ research findings on the population demographics and economic progress of New Brunswick. In New Brunswick, immigration has been identified as a key solution to the province’s...

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Changes in NB over the last 20 years: Population, industry, and employment

NB-IRDT

Posted: November 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Labour Markets



Over the past 20 years, New Brunswick’s industries have shifted. More and more New Brunswickers are finding employment in the services-producing sector and fewer working in the goods-producing sector. Change happens, but do these changes affect all regions equally? In a recently released report, researchers at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training examine how employment profiles across industries in New Brunswick have evolved – and how population growth,...

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Self-Employment Trends in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT

Posted: October 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Labour Markets



A lot can change in 30 years. Different businesses open and close their doors, and advances in technology and shifts in the labour market change the way we work. At NB-IRDT, we examined self-employment trends in New Brunswick over the past 30 years (1982-2016) to see if/how self-employment has changed – and why. While the proportion of self-employed New Brunswickers has remained fairly consistent over the years, our researchers noted some interesting trends. For instance: The gender...

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Immigrants as permanent residents

Mara Mallory

Posted: November 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Evidence-based Policy , Economics , Population Research , Labour Markets



It’s easy to track how many immigrants are accepted into a province as permanent residents through immigration programs. It is much harder to keep track of what happens after they arrive. Many New Brunswickers are counting on immigration to help alleviate the economic and social challenges we face as a result of NB’s demographic challenges. For New Brunswick to fully benefit from immigration, we need to dig deeper to understand the immigrant experience once they arrive in our...

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