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CBC Newfoundland: This therapist can’t afford her dream job — and gave it up so she could pay rent

November 14, 2023 — 

Julia Smith, an assistant professor of labour studies at the University of Manitoba, says Canada is seeing a trend of workers unable to use their education — “folks going to school for degrees or diplomas or whatever it is … and then coming out and not necessarily being able to find work.”

Smith says more and more people are having to give up jobs that they are passionate about to cover their life expenses. 

“Do I need to get a second job? Can I keep this job? Do I just cut back? Do I skip meals?” Those are the questions people are asking themselves, she says.

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