Labour market

Measuring Skills in Construction (2007)

This document outlines a model for gathering labour market information at the in-depth level of skills, rather than simply tracking the number of workers available by occupation and the number of positions that need to be filled.

The model was designed and tested by the Construction Sector Council (CSC), now known as BuildForce Canada.

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2013-10-10

Unemployment Dynamics Among Canada's Youth (2013)

Analytical Paper

The author of this article uses data from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, gathered between 1977 and 2012, to analyze the differences between youth and adults in terms of unemployment inflow and outflow rates. Unemployment inflow rates provide information on the incidence of unemployment, while unemployment outflow rates provide information on the duration of unemployment.

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2013-09-27

The Labour Market Information (LMI) Program: Acting on Human Resource Information to Build and Maintain Capacity in the Canadian Construction Sector (2005)

The Labour Market Information (LMI) program is the cornerstone of the Construction Sector Council’s (CSC’s) activities. The LMI provides the industry with information and tools to make decisions about human resources; helps government develop policy; and supports career awareness and selection.

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2013-08-20

Up Skill Athabasca: Providing Essential Skills for the Athabasca Region and the Oil Sands Industry (2012)

Presentation given during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, June 27 - 29, 2012 in Montreal, QC

This presentation offers an overview of a cross-sectoral demonstration project aimed at improving the Essential Skills of workers in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta, home to the Athabasca Oil Sands.

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2013-06-28

Earnings differences between immigrants and the Canadian-born – The role of literacy skills (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, March 2009, Vol 5 No. 5

This Statistics Canada article looks at why immigrants typically earn less than Canadian-born workers with the same amount of education and work experience. The authors use data from the Canadian component of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to measure the literacy skills of immigrants and the Canadian-born, and to relate these to earnings outcomes.

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2013-06-05

Apprenticeable Occupations and the Employment Downturn in Canada (2011)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, November 2010, Vol 7, No. 4

In this article, published by Statistics Canada, the author uses data from the Labour Force Survey to explore changes in employment in apprenticeable occupations over the period between 2008 and 2010, comparing those changes with the changes observed in all other occupations combined.

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2013-05-24

Labour Market Study of Literacy and Essential Skills Workers in Canada – Webinar presented by Anne Ramsay, March 13, 2013 (2013)

This webinar outlines a project undertaken by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to get a national picture of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) practitioners working with adults across Canada.

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2013-05-16

The Situation of Official-Language Minorities in the Labour Market (2012)

This Statistics Canada analysis is based on information from the Labour Force Survey carried out in March 2012, which for the first time included questions designed to identify language characteristics of workers.

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2013-05-03

Common Questions about Career Ladders Answered [Video – 2:45] (2013)

The “career ladders” approach is designed to help those facing employment barriers, including low education levels, to participate more fully in the labour market. It is based on a series of connected literacy, language, and skills training programs that help individuals to find work within specific industries like retail and customer service, manufacturing, healthcare, and others.

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2013-04-22

Pitch Perfect: Engaging employers in the essential skills dialogue - Knowledge Sharing Webinar [Audio – Duration 1:11:29] (2013)

This resource is based on a webinar hosted by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), in February 2013. It contains both an MP3 audio file and a PDF file. Users can simulate the experience of webinar participants by listening to the audio file while viewing the presentations found in the PDF file.

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2013-04-12

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