Labour market

Literacy and the Labour Market: Cognitive Skills and Immigrant Earnings (2008)

The authors of this document have used data from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to analyse the role cognitive skills play in the fact that immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

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2010-08-06

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings (2004)

Using data on literacy test scores and standard labour market variables, the authors of this document try to understand why immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

The authors found that those born in Canada score higher on literacy tests than do immigrants. However, both immigrants and those born in Canada appear to get the same economic return on their literacy skills.

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2010-06-25

Literacy and the 40+ Worker (2002)

Research Project - Final Report

This is a report on a six-month research project that was conducted in the Niagara region of Ontario to determine the literacy needs specific to the over-40 job seeker in this community that must be addressed to remove them as barriers to employability and employment. The co-relationship between increasing age and lower level of literacy skill is well documented.

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2009-01-08

Labour Market Agreement: Annual Implementation Plan 2008-2009 (2008)

This resource consists of the Province of Nova Scotia's 2008 - 2009 Annual Implementation Plan. This Plan lays out the strategic investments planned by the Province of Nova Scotia under the Canada Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement.

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2008-11-25

Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: An Overview of High School Initiatives (2007)

Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) is in the middle of a two year project designed to profile the range of school-to-work pathways taken by Canadian youth and to identify factors associated with more successful transitions into rewarding employment. This report is the third in the CPRN series Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market.

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2008-10-17

Measuring and Monitoring Literacy: What the data imply for policy in Alberta (2008)

A PowerPoint Presentation

This resource is a powerpoint presentation of 76 slides by T. Scott Murray, Director, Learning Outcomes, of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics. In his presentation, Murray discusses the importance of skills and learning in terms of public policy, particularly in regards to the Province of Alberta.

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2008-09-10

Northern Lights (2007)

International Graduates of Canadian Institutions and the National Workforce

This report presents the findings of the first large-scale, national study focused on the experience of international students in entering the Canadian labour market. The purpose of this research was to gain a better understanding of the experiences of international graduates in Canada as they completed their studies and attempted to enter the Canadian labour market.

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2008-09-02

Literacy and the Labour Market: The Generation of Literacy and Its Impact on Earnings for Native Born Canadians (2007)

The study presented here examines the link between literacy, the economy, and individual income, the premise being that an individual with greater literacy skills would be expected to have better employment opportunities and command higher earnings. The authors begin by examining the distribution of literacy skills in the Canadian economy and how they are generated, looking in particular at schooling and parental influence.

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2008-06-26

The Value of Formal and Informal Training for Workers with Low Literacy (2008)

Exploring Experiences in Canada and the United Kingdom

In the study presented here, researchers investigated the formal and informal training activities of basic level employees using a qualitative multi-site case study research design. For this purpose, researchers selected seven programs from Canada and four programs from the North and South of England from small, medium and large businesses.

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2008-06-20

Connecting the Dots... (2007)

Linking Training Investment to Business Outcomes and the Economy

Canada’s preparedness to compete in the increasingly competitive, knowledge-based, global marketplace appears to be in jeopardy because of a lack of awareness that investing in the human capacity of Canada’s workforce is paramount to success.

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2008-06-19

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