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OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies: PIAAC in Canada – Slide Presentation (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

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2013-10-21

LLMP Report – Local Labour Market Planning (2013)

Established in 2006, Algoma Workforce Investment Committee (AWiC) is one of 25 workforce planning boards across Ontario. Its mission is to work collaboratively with community partners to address the region’s key labour force needs.

This document offers both an overview of the challenges facing the Algoma area, and an action plan for dealing with those challenges.

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2013-10-15

The Importance of Signalling in Job Placement and Promotion (2006)

Research Paper

In economics, “signalling” refers to the idea that one party conveys some information about himself to another party. For example, in the job market, a potential employee sends out signals about his abilities by acquiring certain education credentials, which the employer assumes are a signal that the potential employee has greater ability.

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2013-10-02

The educational attainment of Aboriginal peoples in Canada: National Household Survey (NHS) (2013)

NHS in Brief

Published by Statistics Canada, this document offers a look at educational attainment among Aboriginal people, based on data collected in the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Roughly 4.5 million households across Canada were selected for the NHS, representing about one-third of all households.

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2013-09-30

Unemployment Dynamics Among Canada's Youth (2013)

Analytical Paper

The author of this article uses data from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, gathered between 1977 and 2012, to analyze the differences between youth and adults in terms of unemployment inflow and outflow rates. Unemployment inflow rates provide information on the incidence of unemployment, while unemployment outflow rates provide information on the duration of unemployment.

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2013-09-27

What's the risk of a global recession? [Video - 7:22] (2011)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer with Sun Life Global Investments, recorded in November 2011.

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2013-09-24

The Economic Benefits of Literacy: Evidence and Implications for Public Policy (2009)

This report provides an overview of how economists think about literacy, and what the available evidence suggests about the economic value of literacy.

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2013-09-17

The Reading Comprehension Skills Needed in a Fully Performing Workforce – A Breakthrough in Understanding: Policy Consequences for Alberta (2010)

This report compares estimates of the demand for literacy skills in the province of Alberta to estimates of the available supply of such skills. It also provides an overview of the instruction that would be required to eliminate the literacy skill shortages; an approximation of what such instruction would cost; and estimates of the direct economic benefits that might occur if such an investment were made.

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2013-09-10

Replacing the GED: A Concept note (2011)

The General Education Development (GED) test has been widely used in Canada over the past 25 years as a means of conferring a qualification deemed to be equivalent to a high school diploma. The author of this paper makes the case for a system called PRIME as an attractive alternative to the GED.

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2013-09-03

Participation in three adult learning settings: A brief comparative examination of data from 2010 (2012)

This report, prepared by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland, analyzes and compares the findings from three research projects carried out in 2010.

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2013-08-19

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