Government policy

Temporary Foreign Workers in Nursing in Alberta (2011)

This research study explores the effects of Canada’s federally regulated Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in the nursing occupation by examining a cohort of TFW nurses who came to Edmonton, Alberta, in 2007-2008. Specifically, the study addresses issues of credential assessment, education and training, and opportunities for permanent residence.

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2014-02-27

Selected Examples of LMA Initiatives Related to Literacy and Essential Skills (2011)

Prepared for the OLC Webinar “Labour Market Agreements: What Literacy & Essential Skills Programs Need to Know” - Presented by Brigid Hayes, November 15, 2011

This document was prepared to accompany a webinar presented in November 2011 by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now called Essential Skills Ontario.

The webinar was designed to help literacy organizations understand labour market transfers from the federal government and, in particular, to understand the implications of one specific transfer, the Labour Market Agreement (LMA).

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2014-01-27

Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada's Workforce (2013)

In this document, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce highlights a number of initiatives that are improving the participation of Aboriginal people in the workforce, and offers recommendations to both the federal government and Canada’s businesses to help make such success stories the norm.

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2014-01-20

Building Skills Together: A Report from Provincial and Territorial Labour Market Ministers (2013)

The authors of this report call on Canada’s federal government to work with the provinces and territories to ensure that labour market funding agreements support programs that work for all regions and labour markets across the country.

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2014-01-16

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

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

Summary - Consultation Report: Defining Canada's Needs for a Nationally Funded Network of Adult Literacy and Essential Skills Organizations (2012)

In March 2012, the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) began a consultation process aimed at identifying priority areas that the federal government should be supporting through a pan-Canadian network to promote adult Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in Canada. This document outlines the methodology used for the process, along with key findings that emerged from it.

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2013-07-30

Early Childhood Education has Widespread and Long Lasting Benefits (2012)

TD Economics Special Report

This literature review was prepared by the TD Economics division of TD Bank Group.

There is a great deal of compelling evidence on the benefits of early learning, the authors point out. Not only do high-quality early childhood education programs benefit children, they also have positive impacts on parents, and on the economy as a whole.

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2013-06-28

Investing in Upskilling: Gains for Individuals, Employers and Government - Summary Quebec (2012)

This summary report is part of a project carried out for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), exploring the relationship between literacy and income.

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2013-06-25

Investing in Upskilling: Gains for Individuals, Employers and Government - Summary New Brunswick (2012)

This report is part of a project that examines the relationship between literacy and income. It was undertaken for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN).

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2013-06-18

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