host picture

Why can't engineers find a job in their field?

The government keeps saying we need more engineers. Employers agree. So how come only 30 percent of engineers are working in their field, and more than 30 percent are working in jobs that don't required a university degree?


A new report from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers calls the situation a crisis. OSPE CEO Sandro Perruzza is our guest.


We are also taking calls on the impact of the strikes at Canada's two largest universities. Teaching assistants at the University of Toronto, and TAs and contract faculty at York University are on strike. York has cancelled classes. It is the 4th strike at York since 1997.


Coming up on Wednesday:

Assisted suicide: What should we be considering as Parliament crafts new rules? 


Looking for a podcast? CLICK HERE  



To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.