CASA advocates for a post-secondary system in Canada that is accessible, affordable, innovative and of the highest quality. A key aspect of these principles is ensuring that Canadian post-secondary students across programs and disciplines have the supports they need to translate their academic experiences into meaningful employment opportunities.
Students have long worked hard, whether part-time or during breaks in study periods, to help cover the costs of their education. Fairly compensated opportunities are therefore directly connected to the goal of ensuring that higher education is accessible and affordable. Facilitating opportunities for students to develop workforce skills and to transition from their studies into meaningful careers, is a key component of ensuring that post-secondary education in Canada is innovative and of the highest quality, both for students and for our country as a whole.
Read CASA's policy paper: Student (Un)Employment in Canada.