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Portrait of Canada's Labour Force: National Household Survey, 2011 (2013)

Analytical document

This document offers a look at Canada’s labour force at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), conducted by Statistics Canada.

The results show an employment rate of 60.9 percent, with Yukon and Alberta showing the highest employment rates in Canada at 69.7 and 69.0 percent respectively. The lowest employment rates were observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, with 50.7 percent, and Nunavut, with 52.1 percent.

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2014-01-06

Skills in Canada: First results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012 (2013)

The Daily, Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This document offers a brief analysis of data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

PIAAC is a joint education and labour initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and provides internationally comparable measures of the three skills essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-30

Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) (2013)

This report presents the first results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). PIAAC provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-10

Earnings differences between immigrants and the Canadian-born – The role of literacy skills (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, March 2009, Vol 5 No. 5

This Statistics Canada article looks at why immigrants typically earn less than Canadian-born workers with the same amount of education and work experience. The authors use data from the Canadian component of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to measure the literacy skills of immigrants and the Canadian-born, and to relate these to earnings outcomes.

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2013-06-05

Literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills – Foundation skills for a knowledge-based economy (2005)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2005, Vol. 2 No. 2

While Canada has made progress on a number of educational fronts, recent results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) show there is little room for complacency, according to the authors of this Statistics Canada analysis.

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2013-04-15

Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2011)

Second International ALL Report

This document is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey, an international comparative study designed to provide participating countries with information about the skills of their adult populations.

It offers new insights into factors influencing the development of adult skills at home and at work for the 11 countries participating in the first and last round of data collection between 2003 and 2008.

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2012-10-24

2011 Census Adult Education Kit - Instructor's Guide (2011)

This kit, prepared by Statistics Canada, is aimed at teachers and learners in adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The goal is to help participants understand the importance of a census and become familiar with the census process in Canada.

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2011-04-08

2011 Census Adult Education Kit - Student workbook (2011)

This workbook is part of an adult education kit prepared by Statistics Canada to help adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) students become familiar with the census process.

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2011-04-08

Lifelong Learning Among Canadians Aged 18 to 64 Years: First Results from the 2008 Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (2009)

This report stems from the Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS) conducted between June and October 2008 by Statistics Canada in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2009-12-02

A New Brunswick Snapshot (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994 to create comparable literacy profiles across linguistic and cultural boundaries. This is a report of a study that analyses the New Brunswick data collected for the IALS in order to better understand literacy in the province.

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2008-05-26

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