Economic development

Local Labour Market Plan Update (2013)

This document offers an update to a report released in March 2013 by the Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWiC), and includes the latest labour market information contained in the 2011 National Household Survey.

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2014-04-03

Labour Force Analysis and Human Resource Development Strategy for the District of Algoma (2011)

The District of Algoma is located in northeastern Ontario and borders the north shore of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The area’s resource-based economy was deeply affected by a recession that began in 2009 and faced significant obstacles to full recovery, including outmigration of young adults, an aging population, and a shortage of jobs for unskilled labour.

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2014-03-25

The Foundations of a Competitive Canada: The Need for Strategic Infrastructure Investment (2013)

In this report, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce points to the need for permanent infrastructure funding, similar to ongoing investment in healthcare, education, recreation, and public safety.

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2014-01-30

New Brunswick's Labour Force and Skills Development Strategy 2013 – 2016 (2013)

This document sets out a strategy for rebuilding the economy of New Brunswick by ensuring the availability of a skilled and globally competitive labour force.

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2013-10-21

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation/Entrepreneurialism in Canada for Competitiveness and Growth: A discussion paper prepared for participants in the April 9–10 roundtable (2001)

This is a background paper for a roundtable meeting hosted by The Conference Board of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, in 2001, to look the need to build and sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism in order to compete in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-10-02

A Roundtable for Action [Video – 1:26] (2013)

This short video features some of the highlights of a roundtable forum held in Toronto, Ontario, in March 2013.

Hosted by ABC Life Literacy Canada, the roundtable brought together educators, service providers, and representatives of major employers like Boeing Technology and TD Bank Group to discuss ways that workforce and workplace literacy and essential skills training can help combat the growing skills shortage in Canada.

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2013-07-25

Canada's biggest economic challenge: Improving workplace learning in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning - March 15, 2007

The authors of this paper argue that without a strong commitment to and investment in workplace learning, Canada might not have enough workers with the necessary skills to meet future economic challenges.

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2013-02-11

Realizing Workforce Potential through Workforce Planning Boards and Regional Literacy Networks (2012)

The authors of this document argue that in an uncertain economic climate, Ontario’s local economies can endure by planning ahead, staying competitive, and adapting to change. Workforce planning boards and regional literacy networks can contribute a great deal to this effort.

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2012-11-20

Fact Sheet - Economic Impact of Small Business (2011)

This fact sheet examines the impact of small businesses on the economy.

The authors note that Canadian small businesses employ almost half of the country’s workforce, proving that the success of small businesses has a profound effect on the economy.

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2012-10-22

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies - Building the right skills and turning them into better jobs and better lives (2012)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

The authors point out that skills have become the global currency of the 21st century. Without proper investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society; technological progress does not translate into economic growth; and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society.

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2012-10-16

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