Education and economy

Literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills – Foundation skills for a knowledge-based economy (2005)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2005, Vol. 2 No. 2

While Canada has made progress on a number of educational fronts, recent results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) show there is little room for complacency, according to the authors of this Statistics Canada analysis.

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2013-04-15

Closing the Skills Gap: Mapping a Path for Small Business - Report of the Symposium on Skills and Small Business held on November 14, 2012 in Toronto (2013)

This report grew out of a one-day forum organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and with funding from the Department’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES). The forum brought together stakeholders from small businesses, industry and sector associations, and the learning and training communities.

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2013-03-28

Workforce – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), examines the relationship between literacy and employment.

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2013-02-05

Plain Language Summaries: Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings (2008)

This paper is one in a series providing plain-language summaries of a number of research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

The focus of this summary is a study that looked at the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as a tool to help explain labour market outcomes.

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2013-01-02

Creating Clearer Sightlines to Employment – Webinar presented by John McLaughlin, Essential Skills Ontario [Video – 59:53] (2012)

This webinar, presented by the manager of research and business development at Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), offers an opportunity for discussion of the research paper of the same name.

Even with improvements in the economy, people without high school diplomas are staying unemployed, he points out. This represents a long-term decline in job prospect for those with low educational attainment.

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2012-12-21

Wage Growth over the Past 30 Years: Changing Wages by Age and Education (2012)

Analytical Paper

This analytical paper is based on data from Statistics Canada research aimed at providing information on how wage rates of Canadian workers have changed over the past three decades. Wages are expressed in 2010 dollars.

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2012-12-20

Essential Skills and Social & Economic Equality [Video – 10:07] (2012)

This video features Scott Murray, president of DataAngel Policy Research, discussing the links between literacy levels, and social and economic equality.

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2012-12-11

Families – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

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2012-12-11

Fact Sheet - Literacy in Canada and Alberta (2012)

This fact sheet brings together information from a variety of sources to provide a snapshot of literacy in Canada generally and in Alberta in particular.

The authors note that while Alberta teenagers tend to score better on tests of literacy skills than their counterparts in other parts of Canada, such skills can only be retained in adulthood if they are used regularly in the home, workplace and community.

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2012-11-02

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society - Further Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey (2007)

This document offers a straightforward summary of the second in a series of three reports on the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey or IALS, which began in 1994. The report was published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistics Canada in 1997.

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2012-10-29

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