Having a criminal record can present a large barrier to youth employment. Youth who have been convicted of crimes face discrimination and stigma when it comes to getting a job. The legality of denying employment based on whether or not the applicant has a criminal record varies by province.
According to Statistics Canada, each year, approximately 30,000 youths are charged with crimes in Canada. Once charged, their records can last anywhere from two months, to five years depending on the outcome in court and the severity of the charge.
By the Numbers
According to Statista, The current youth crime index of canada is at 42.32 (2020) Which is already better than the last couple of years but it still isn’t enough. The Youth Crime index should be at zero…
The most common youth Offences are: Breaking and entering, Possession of Drugs and theft under $5,000
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