In March 2020, the youth unemployment rate in Canada increased to 16.8%, the highest it has ever been. With fewer physical job opportunities for youth, there is an opportunity for employers to tap into the virtual workforce.
As such, the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity has partnered with Tamarack Institute to produce Virtual Work is Here: A Guide for Youth. This guide was developed to provide resources for youth, aged 15-29, who are interested in exploring virtual work and to provide a different perspective to those who are currently working virtually.
Listen as Lina Pulido and Miranda Newman discuss why the virtual workforce will be an important space for youth and how this new guide can support young people as they think about virtual work.
Take Your Learning Further:
- Learn more about Miranda Newman
- Learn more about Communities Building Youth Futures
- Learn about virtual work through Virtual Work is Here: A Guide for Youth
- Find out about a national data and information resource on youth employment - Pivot 2020
- Read Life as a Lunatic by Miranda Newman
- Sign up for the Communities Building Youth Futures Newsletter
- Calling young people (15 to 20) to feature in our bi-monthly publication Building Youth Voices