While housing prices (new and resale) have largely been increasing since 2005 (from 3 to 15.3 percent for resale across most provinces from 2008 to 2009), wages have been stagnant. For future post-secondary grads, the aspiration of owning a home may be more far-fetched then they’d hoped.
Also noted in the chart below, the gender wage gap.
More info on housing market prices in Canada since 2005. Chart reblogged from Think Progress.
Age demographics by industry answer big questions for why nursing grads are performing best in the job market. Health care jobs see one of the highest median ages for occupations in Canada (age 50 in 2006), meaning that retirement is increasingly freeing up jobs for recent grads.
More information on unemployment and job vacancies by industry on Statistics Canada. Also on StatsCan, highest median ages by occupation (2006 data). Graphic reblogged from the Daily.