Analysis

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.

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2014-06-06

The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis (2013)

Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Analytical paper

This report describes some of the findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), a national survey of Aboriginal peoples aged six years and older in Canada. It focuses on those aged 18 to 44 and examines their education pathways, as well as factors that affect high school completion.

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2014-05-26

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis - Coach/Mentor/Assessor (2010)

Prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), this document breaks down the tasks performed and the skills required for three occupations in the industry: coach, mentor, and assessor.

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2014-05-23

The Health Promoting School: Developing Indicators and an Evaluation Framework (2009)

The term Health Promoting School (HPS) refers to the idea that a school can promote both the health and the learning needs of its students. The goal of this study was to establish indicators of student health and wellbeing associated with school policies and practices, and to further the understanding of the HPS through quantitative and qualitative analysis.

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2014-05-07

Adult and Youth Literacy (2013)

UIS Fact Sheet, September 2013 - No.26

This fact sheet presents literacy data as of September 2013 from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), which collects data on youth and adult literacy through its annual survey on literacy and educational attainment.

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2014-04-25

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis – Dock Worker (2010)

Dock workers are responsible for sorting, handling, and loading freight as safely and efficiently as possible. They are employed by transportation companies, manufacturing and distribution companies and moving companies.

This guide, prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), breaks down the job of a dock worker to identify specific tasks carried out and skills required.

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2014-04-25

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States – IZA Discussion Paper No. 6424 (2012)

In this paper, the authors examine the relationship between age and basic literacy skills in Canada, Norway, and the United States, using data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).

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2014-04-11

Making the Grade? Troubling Trends in Postsecondary Student Literacy – Issue paper No 16 (2013)

In this paper, the authors raise concerns about the literacy skills of students attending postsecondary institutions in Ontario.

Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) show that not even a quarter of respondents aged 18 to 65 scored above level 3, the minimum level of proficiency required to function well in today’s world, the authors note.

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2014-03-12

Employment and Education Among Aboriginal Peoples: A New Perspective from the 2011 National Household Survey (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

This report examines data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) suggesting that the labour market and income gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada continue to persist.

Worse still, the progress made since 1996 in closing those employment gaps has stagnated since the 2006 census, the authors note. The income data from the NHS also suggest that the earnings gap between the two groups remains persistent.

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2014-02-21

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2013 (2014)

This report places certain aspects of the educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories in an international context.

It uses a series of indicators that have been developed to align with the definitions and methodologies used by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), allowing for international comparisons.

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2014-02-13

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