But this is Canada where even a part time drama teacher & snowboard instructor can become PM!

‘The millennial side hustle,’ not stable job, is the new reality for university grads

“I actually thought that coming out of school that I would be a commodity and someone would want me,” McCrave said. “But instead, I got hit with a wall of being not wanted whatsoever in the industry.”

McCrave says he believed in the unwritten promise of a post-secondary education: work hard at school, and you’ll end up with a good and stable job.

Now, he’s not so sure.

  • Miss Fortune

    I still cannot understand why on earth Canada would elect this guy as Prime Minister. Gobsmacked. I guess you guys thought it was Canadian Idol.

    • 39% of Canadians did and 99% of a complicit media had their heads up his ass.

    • Tooth&Claw

      Anyone who lived through Trudeau 1.0 and got economically kicked in the teeth knew exactly what would happen. The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. Anyone who did know what would happen didn’t vote for Trudeau. However, you always count on Ontario to vote for more from the treasury not understanding there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

      • Clink9

        Turdo 1.0 was when I realized I was surrounded by fricken idiots.

  • Frances

    Interesting that they are featuring a mechanical engineer grad – usually it’s the social sciences snowflakes who are winging on about no one appreciating their special talents. However, would encourage him to persevere. Perhaps he should get in touch with his provincial professional engineers society and see if that entity could hook him up with some odd jobs which could get him the experience he so sorely lacks. Given he’s living at home, even an unpaid internship would be worth pursuing.

    • G

      Why would anyone hire him? Greedy companies find it’s cheaper just to haul in some asshole chinese, arabic or Indian engineer have them do all the work and have another local engineer sign off on it. You could have a engineering staff of 4 for the price of 1 & a half.

      Why would you hire a white, Canadian born student when you can show how kind and progressive you are by hiring a wetback.

      People think this immigration thing is all motivated by gutless politicians. No, it’s enabled by gutless politicians. It’s motivated by big business greed.

  • Justin St.Denis

    In my experience of younger graduates, those who are lucky enough to find a job in the discipline they studied frequently bitch and complain about their salaries. So many expect an $80K per year salary starting out…..