Many young Canadians overqualified for jobs: Report

1-in-4 young workers report jobs are below their skill level, which is highest among OECD countries
||Last Updated: 05/01/2008

Nearly one-quarter of young Canadians are working at low-paying jobs beneath their skill level, according to a new report.

A Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) study found 23.7 per cent of Canadians under age 25 report feeling overqualified for their jobs, mostly pouring coffee and answering phones. This is the highest rate among the 16 countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

"There appears to be a mismatch between what young Canadians are being trained for and the jobs that are offered," stated the report.