Canadian Labour and Business Centre

Essential Skills in Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades: An Environmental Scan (2004)

Final Report

This document is the final report on a project on Essential Skills conducted by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2008-07-08

Towards Understanding Business, Labour and Sector Council Needs and Challenges Related to Enhanced Language Training (2004)

Final Report

This is a report on a development project conducted by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre relating to Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) Enhanced Language Training initiative. This initiative falls under CIC's Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program and aims to provide high-level or job-specific language training to immigrants.

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2008-07-08

Accessing and Completing Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2004)

Perceptions of Barriers: A consultation report

This report presents the findings of a research study commissioned by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CFA). The CFA is a multi-partite organization comprised of business, labour, government, educators and other groups that promotes apprenticeship as an effective training and education system and provides a mechanism for key stakeholders to support apprenticeship-delivery systems across Canada.

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2008-01-31

Saskatchewan Diagnostic (2006)

This report was prepared for the Saskatchewan Task Force of the Workplace Partners Panel, a national initiative managed by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre. The purpose of this document is to provide up-to-date information, statistics, analysis, and commentary pertaining to the key issues stemming from the Workplace Partners Panel's Saskatchewan task force theme of “skills needs in the context of an aging workforce”.

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2007-11-09

Partnerships That Work! (2002)

Sector Council Strategies for Workplace Skills Development and New Worker Integration

Partnerships That Work!, a conference on workplace training and new worker integration organized by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre, took place in Ottawa in May 2000.

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2007-11-02

Promoting and Encouraging Training in the Canadian Food Retail / Wholesale Industry (2001)

This document entitled "Promoting and Encouraging Training in the Canadian Food Retail / Wholesale Industry" includes the following:
- Background and Purpose;
- Overview of the Training Models;
- Company Approaches in Food Retail and Retail;
- Independents/Small Chains;
- Larger Retail or Food Retail and Wholesale Chains;
- Canadian Sectoral Approaches;
- Canadian Business/Labour Approaches;

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2007-09-14

Full-time Equivalents and Financial Costs Associated with Absenteeism, Overtime, and Involuntary Part-time Employment in the Nursing Profession (2002)

In light of the current and looming shortage of nurses in Canada, The Nursing Strategy for Canada was developed to strengthen and maximize nursing human resources by implementing broad, planned evidence–based and long–term recruitment and retention initiatives. Within that strategy, the Canadian Nursing Advisory Committee (CNAC) was established to make recommendations for improving the quality of work life for Canadian nurses.

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2007-08-23

CLBC Handbook (2004)

Immigration & Skill Shortages

This CLBC Handbook includes:
- Trends in Immigration;
- Immigration as a Source of Skills; and
- Labour Market Integration ~ Issues and Challenges for New Immigrants.

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2007-08-21

Phased-In Retirement Options Needed for Skill Shortage Challenge (2003)

A CLBC Commentary

Phased-in retirement is really a catch phrase that can include special assignments, mentoring, job sharing, and end to shift work, reduced hours and telecommuting. Unfortunately, the tax, pension and paperwork implications of these accommodations pose barriers that can translate into inertia.

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2007-07-25

Workplace Health Works! - Vancouver (2003)

A Seminar on Innovative Workplace Health Practices

Issues of workplace health and wellness are an ongoing priority for the Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC). The CLBC and its Board of Directors believe that approaches which promote workplace health and wellness are in the best interests of both employers and workers – a clear ‘win-win’.

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2007-07-17

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