With an unemployment rate reaching 20%, students between 15 and 18 years of age are now competing with older Canadian workers who are more and more deciding to accept part time work. The report published by CIBC World Markets explains that this trend is mainly due to a deterioration in job quality and a declining workforce in manufacturing and government services.
Part time jobs, young people competing with their elders
Adults are therefore more and more applying for jobs that have until now been traditionally reserved for students, for lack of anything better or to obtain supplementary income. The employment rate has increased for more than 19 years for jobs such as food service counter attendant, kitchen help, retail sales or cashier.