Labour market

Briefing Package: Labour Market Transfers and the Implications for Literacy and Essential Skills (2011)

This report provides background material for understanding labour market transfers from the federal government and, in particular, for understanding the implications of one specific transfer, the Labour Market Agreement (LMA), for literacy organizations across Canada.

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2012-02-10

Essential Edge: Integrating Essential Skills into a Rural Labour Market – Pilot Project Evaluation Report (2012)

This document describes a project undertaken in 2010-11 to increase understanding and awareness of the concept of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) among literacy and adult educators, employment service providers, employers, and workers or job seekers in British Columbia’s southern interior region.

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2012-02-07

Achieving our potential: The Plastics Industry to 2016 (2007)

Labour Market Update Project

In this report, the authors point to a combination of factors that add up to difficult times for the plastics industry in Canada. Some factors may be temporary, like the overvalued Canadian dollar. But others, like increased competition from China and India, are part of a new reality the sector must deal with.

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2012-02-02

Skills Agenda: Helping the Economic Recovery (2010)

This is a compilation of articles commissioned by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) to provide an overview of the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils.

The material is grouped according to four themes: job-ready education; supporting diversity; training, standards, and labour market intelligence (LMI); and international comparisons.

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2011-12-16

Setting the Standard (2008)

Accepted Principles and Recommended Practices for National Occupational Standards, Certification Programs and Accreditation Programs

The voluntary guidelines contained in this document provide common protocols to support the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of national occupational standards and personnel certification programs, and the accreditation of educational or training courses and programs. The rationale for using common protocols is to maximize efficiency, minimize cost, and optimize the benefits of a harmonized system.

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2011-12-16

Understanding Aboriginal Literacy Markets in Canada: A segmentation analysis (2011)

This report explores the role that literacy plays in Canada’s labour markets, with a specific focus on how literacy influences the success of the country’s Aboriginal populations.

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2011-12-06

Skilled Trades Helpers & Labourers Curriculum: Learner (2004)

This document is part of a series of occupational curricula, based on Essential Skills and designed for use in adult upgrading programs. It is paired with a corresponding practitioner’s guide.

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2011-11-01

Menial No More: A Discussion Paper on Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills (2011)

This report was prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario. It focuses on a growing gap between the traditional understanding of the labour market and its relationship to technology. New technologies are filtering down into all sectors of the economy and the result is that jobs once considered menial now require a set of complex digital skills.

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2011-10-28

The benefits of experiential learning: (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 21, 2008

The authors note that improvements in post-secondary educational attainment are an important response to the growing demand for skills in the Canadian labour market. However, in addition to academic skills, employers require their employees to have occupational skills, including both job-specific technical skills and “soft skills” like interpersonal communication and teamwork.

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2011-10-14

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Providing Key Labour Market Intelligence (2011)

This document is part of a series prepared by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC), a network of more than 35 sector councils and similar organizations across Canada.

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2011-08-26

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