Labour market

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces (2008)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to examine the issue of the under-utilization of literacy skills in the Canadian workplace.

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2013-01-07

Labour Productivity in the Canadian Tourism Sector (2010)

This study uses a number of indicators to calculate labour productivity for the tourism sector and, in turn, to determine to what extent demographic characteristics of the labour force affect labour productivity.

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2013-01-04

Building Success for Immigrants with Essential Skills: Knowledge Sharing Webinar (2012)

This presentation shows the highlights of a webinar hosted in March 2012 by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to discuss the importance of Essential Skills for immigrants in today’s knowledge-based economy.

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2013-01-03

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

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

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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

Northern Lights: International Graduates of Canadian Institutions and the National Workforce (2007)

The lack of a clearly articulated policy on international students is damaging Canada’s efforts to compete with its trading partners for the pool of highly skilled graduates, according to this report published by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

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2012-11-29

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

Strategies and best practices for the recruitment, retention and employment of older workers in the construction industry (2011)

The Construction Sector Council (CSC) has forecasted that growth in the sector and the retirement of workers will put pressure on the labour force and affect the availability of workers over the long term. To meet demand for these highly skilled workers, the construction industry must maximize all available labour pools including youth, women, First Nations, immigrants, and older workers.

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2012-11-14

Guide for Integrating Essential Skills Into Apprenticeship Training (2012)

This guide provides information on how to support the development of Essential Skills among Aboriginal learners taking part in apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

Developed by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), the guide is based on information from the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Agreement (ASETA), which is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2012-11-07

Essential Skills Needs Assessment of the Trucking Industry (2002)

The goal of this report, published by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), is to identify Essential Skills-related learning needs in the current and future driver and dispatcher workforce and to recommend strategies for meeting these needs.

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