StatCan releases study on COVID-19’s gendered impacts on employment and education

May 28, 2021

A new Statistics Canada study on the COVID-19 pandemic’s gendered impacts on employment and education has shown that young women aged 17 to 24 responded to the pandemic by enrolling in postsecondary education at a higher rate than the previous year, while there was no increase for young men. The study found that this increase was only seen for Canadian-born women, while the proportion of young immigrant women attending postsecondary schools stayed the same. The study also found that employment for young women attending postsecondary schools dropped from 56% to 49%; the report says that these jobs typically would both fund studies and provide work experience for students. iPolitics | StatCan (National)