Labour market

Skills Agenda (2010)

Helping the Economic Recovery

This document brings together a number of articles that deal with the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils. Sector councils are industry-led partnership organizations that address skills development issues and implement solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2012-08-30

Jobs of the Future: Options and Opportunities (2012)

In this document, the author begins by pointing out that the aging of the baby boom generation means there will be a significant decline in the proportion of Canada’s population in the prime working years of 15 to 64. At the same time, the emergence of the knowledge economy demands that the proportion of the labour force with postsecondary education or training must increase dramatically to prevent an economic crisis.

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2012-08-24

Skills Development in the North...And How Sector Councils Can Help (2011)

This paper was prepared for sector councils and other labour market stakeholders with an interest in exploring skills development in Canada’s three territories. It introduces readers to a number of key issues that are priorities for the North and provides information about some sector councils that are working on solutions to the challenges faced.

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2012-08-23

Report on the Survey on Workforce Requirements and Skills (2011)

This document outlines the results of a survey conducted among the members of Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick (CÉNB) in March 2011.

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2012-08-21

Economic Downturn and Educational Attainment (2012)

Fact Sheet

The global economy went through a volatile period between 2008 and 2011. In Canada, that period was marked by an economic downturn that began in the fourth quarter of 2008 and was followed by a time of apparent recovery in employment after the third quarter of 2009.

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2012-08-20

Realizing Local 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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2012-08-08

International Perspectives on Labour Market Intelligence (2012)

This document was authored by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) and published by the International Network of Sector Skills Organizations (INSSO).

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2012-06-14

Pan-Canadian Sector Council & Immigrant Dialogue: Barriers Affecting the Integration of Non-Regulated Occupation Immigrants into the Canadian Labour Market (2005)

This report outlines an initiative designed to address the barriers that affect the integration of immigrants into the Canadian labour market. It was undertaken by the Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET), a non-governmental organization made up of representatives of provincially chartered training associations.

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2012-05-24

More education, less employment: Immigrants and the labour market (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 30, 2008

The authors point out that while recent immigrants to Canada have attained high levels of education, they earn less and are more likely to be unemployed than their Canadian-born counterparts.

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2012-05-11

Achieving Our Potential: An Action Plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada (2008)

This document offers an analysis of the status of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) across Canada. As well, it includes suggestions about what is needed in order for employers, post-secondary institutions, and government to recognize and value experiential and informal learning.

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2012-02-22

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