GEM Report on Youth Entrepreneurship in Western Canada

  • Year of publication: 2021
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2022-11-25

This Report constitutes GEM’s second-ever specific look at youth entrepreneurship in Western Canada. It provides a detailed exploration of the ecosystem, including attitudes, activities, demographics, aspirations, and pandemic implications. Within this document, youth are categorized as aged 18–34, with a distinction made between those who are 18–24 and those who are 25–34, recognizing that each age cohort may represent different stages in life and experience. Wherever possible, similarities and differences among the four provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) with respect to youth entrepreneurship are highlighted as are significant differences (i.e. more than 10%).