ONTARIO — Ontario’s new graduates may not be getting the job opportunities they are looking for.
The province’s education minister says the job market is tough for graduates.
“Our economy is not creating enough jobs, but that’s a function of a lack of supply,” said Kathleen Wynne.
The government has put forward a new initiative to attract more graduates.
The goal is to help those with the skills they need to be successful in the workplace.
Ontarians will be able to apply for jobs that can help them build their resumes.
As part of that, the province is expanding a program that offers an internship, work experience, a stipend and other financial assistance.
“We’ve also been working to help Ontario’s universities and colleges attract and retain graduates, but it is not a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Wynne.
Ontario is working to recruit more people into the job markets that are struggling with low wages, low-skilled workers and a lack or lack of support.
There are about 3.6 million Ontario students who are studying, working or looking for work.
But many don’t get the jobs they want and are stuck in part-time or precarious positions.
New graduates are at a disadvantage because they can’t go to work full-time and are also less likely to be employed after graduation, said Wynne in an interview with CBC News.
We are putting in place incentives to help people in the job search, she said.