Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom? (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

While there is no evidence of a looming skills crisis, the authors of this report argue that Canada can do much better to improve the efficiency of its labour market.

A more skilled workforce and efficient labour market is a vital component to achieving and sustaining improved productivity and economic growth over the long haul, they note. Greater labour market information and other targeted strategies and policies would help in this regard.

Canada’s job record over the past decade has been robust, especially relative to other G-7 countries. Under the calm surface, there have been longer-term shifts taking place, including greater labour force participation by older workers, and a move towards more non-standard job structures.

In light of the importance of skills, governments across the country are formalizing their training and jobs strategies, but governments cannot act alone, the authors say. Employers, educators, and employees need to join the effort.

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Sonya Gulati, Derek Burleton, Connor McDonald and Sonny Scarfone. Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom? 2013. Web. 3 Apr. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/td/jobs_in_canada/jobs_in_canada.pdf>
Sonya Gulati, Derek Burleton, Connor McDonald & Sonny Scarfone (2013). Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom?. Retrieved April 3, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/td/jobs_in_canada/jobs_in_canada.pdf
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