Labour market

Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2011)

Second International ALL Report

This document is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey, an international comparative study designed to provide participating countries with information about the skills of their adult populations.

It offers new insights into factors influencing the development of adult skills at home and at work for the 11 countries participating in the first and last round of data collection between 2003 and 2008.

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2012-10-24

Canada's Skills Crisis: What We Heard (2012)

A Canadian Chamber of Commerce report on cross-country consultations in 2012

This document outlines the findings of country-wide consultations carried out by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in 2012 to explore the issue of skill and labour shortages.

Three key issues emerged from the consultations: the need to upgrade the skills of existing Canadian workers; the necessity of improved connections between educators and employers; and the need to find the right approach to immigration.

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2012-10-19

Industry Shared Approaches: Aligning Literacy and Essential Skills with Economic Development (2012)

Becoming State of the Art: Research Brief No.1, 2012

This is the first in a series of research briefs on finding innovative ways to delivery literacy and Essential Skills to achieve results. The aim of the series is to explore the role literacy and Essential Skills can play in supporting local economic and workforce development.

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2012-09-26

Understanding the Value, Challenges, and Opportunities of Engaging Métis, Inuit, and First Nations Workers (2012)

Report

The authors of this report point out that Canada’s Aboriginal population is the fastest growing segment of the country’s population and has a key role to play in helping Canada meet its future labour market needs. However, the labour market participation of the Aboriginal population lags behind that of the non-Aboriginal population.

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2012-09-18

Newcomers in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Are SMEs Ready to Hire Internationally Trained Workers? (2012)

TASC Research Report

This document, prepared by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC), looks at the convergence of two trends: first, increasing competition and employer need for skilled workers and, second, the growing importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as major employers.

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2012-09-17

Summary of ABC Life Literacy Canada's submission to the Digital Economy Strategy Consultation (2010)

This document offers a summary of ABC Life Literacy Canada’s submission to the Digital Economy Strategy Consultation, unveiled by the Government of Canada in 2010.

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2012-09-14

Plain Language Summaries : Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada (2008)

In this document, the author offers a plain-language summary of a 2001 Statistics Canada report that used Canadian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to investigate the relationship between labour market success and literacy skills. The specific skills measured in IALS were prose literacy, document literacy, and numeracy.

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2012-09-10

Who Does What in Foreign Credential Recognition (2010)

An Overview of Credentialing Programs and Services in Canada

This document provides an overview of Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR), which is the process of verifying education, training and job experience obtained in another country and comparing it to the standards established for Canadian professionals.

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2012-09-06

Older Workers as Important Labour Force Participants (2011)

A Discussion Paper

Canada faces shortages of skilled workers in many sectors. This discussion paper examines the potential for easing those shortages by improving the rates of retention and re‐engagement of older workers.

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2012-09-05

Working Together to Build a Better Labour Market Information System for Canada (2009)

Final Report

In July 2008, the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) created an advisory panel on labour market information (LMI) to help determine where improvements could be made to the existing LMI system in Canada.

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2012-08-30

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