Demographic data

Counting the Beans: What do They Mean? (2001)

Project overview and recommendations

This report outlines a project aimed at helping literacy networks plan their services.

The project proposal noted that there was a significant gap between the demographic and labour market data networks needed for planning and what they were actually able to obtain. A survey carried out during the project showed that networks were concerned about the value and relevance of the data on which they based their planning.

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2013-03-25

Geographical distribution of Adult Literacy Skills in Canada based on local area estimates (2007)

This report provides maps of adult literacy skills for each of Canada’s provinces and territories and for its three largest cities, based on data from the 2001 Canadian Census, and from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), conducted by Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2013-03-08

School enrolment trends in Canada (2006)

Lessons in Learning – September 26, 2006

While enrolment patterns can vary widely both within and between provinces, the fact is that there are simply not as many school-age children in Canada as there were just a few years ago. In particular, the last of the large cohort of children born to the baby boomers between 1980 and 1994 have graduated from the kindergarten to Grade 12 system, and the children taking their places are part of a much smaller cohort.

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2013-02-13

Literacy and Essential Skills in Saskatchewan: Environmental Scan 2012 (2012)

The goal of this report is to provide context for understanding the current state of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the province of Saskatchewan. The author discusses such issues as existing and emerging skill shortages; increasing numbers of people seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) training; the growing Aboriginal population and its literacy needs; and other demographic challenges faced by the province.

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2013-01-31

State of the Literacy and Essential Skills Field (2012)

The purpose of this report is to provide an environmental scan showing the state of Literacy and Essential Skills (L/ES) across the country, from the perspective of Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and its national network of partners, both within and outside the L/ES field.

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2013-01-29

Labour Productivity in the Canadian Tourism Sector (2010)

This study uses a number of indicators to calculate labour productivity for the tourism sector and, in turn, to determine to what extent demographic characteristics of the labour force affect labour productivity.

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2013-01-04

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

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy in Canada - Disparity Between Francophones and Anglophones (2008)

This document is part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed at providing straightforward summaries of research documents available from Statistics Canada.

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2012-10-22

Working Together to Build a Better Labour Market Information System for Canada (2009)

Final Report

In July 2008, the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) created an advisory panel on labour market information (LMI) to help determine where improvements could be made to the existing LMI system in Canada.

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2012-08-30

PIAAC in Canada: Presentation at a webinar of the Centre for Literacy – February 15, 2012 (2012)

This presentation describes the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that aims to provide assessment of adult literacy in the information age.

Canada is one of 26 countries to be involved in the initiative.

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2012-07-11

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