Language barriers

Temporary Foreign Workers in Trades in Alberta (2012)

This research study explores the effects of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) with respect to skilled trades workers.

The authors note that the TFWP has grown in significance in the past decade, particularly in the province of Alberta. Despite this growth, there has been relatively little research into the effects of the TFWP.

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2014-03-11

Health Literacy: Learning is the best medicine [Video – 9:19] (2010)

This video features interviews with people who work either in the literacy field or in health care, discussing the importance of literacy as a determinant of health.

They point out that literacy is vital if people are going to be able to make informed decisions about their health. As well, literacy is connected with socioeconomic conditions that influence health, including income, employment opportunities, and social support.

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2013-03-14

Analyzing the Language Demands of Food Counter Attendants (2010)

Excerpts from the Final Report of the Occupational English Language Requirements for Food Counter Attendants Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

The report describes a research study carried out on behalf of Alberta Employment and Immigration in 2010 with the goal of analyzing the English language demands of food counter attendants, and describing these requirements as a range of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels for reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

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2013-01-28

Analyzing the Language Demands of Construction Labourers: Excerpts from the Final Report (2010)

Report for the English Language Requirements for Construction Labourers Project

This report is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2013-01-21

Analyzing the Language Demands of Electricians (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website, at http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2013-01-17

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

Adult Immigrant Learning Needs in Atlantic Canadian Communities (2008)

Report on a Series of Community Knowledge-Exchange Meetings

The report grew out of consultations held during the first six months of 2008 in Atlantic Canada. Immigrants were asked to discuss their experiences with adult learning since coming to Canada.

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2010-02-10

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for ESL Instructors (2009)

This guide is intended for ESL instructors who wish to use Essential Skills in the ESL classroom to enrich and support language acquisition, as well as communicative competence. It also provides ESL instructors with ideas that highlight the transferability of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills.

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2009-07-03

Seeds for Change (2001)

A Curriculum Guide for Worker-Centred Literacy

This curriculum guide is for trade union educators who are involved in setting up and implementing literacy programs for union members. The guide identifies what makes a trade union approach different from other approaches to workplace literacy. It provides guidelines for curriculum writers and instructors who need to develop materials for union programs.

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2008-01-10

Employment Sponsored Training among Recent Immigrants (2002)

The research presented in this paper shows that recent immigrant employees are less likely than the Canadian-born to receive employer sponsored training, even after controlling for several job-related factors known to affect the incidence of training. However, two key factors, language and the match between educational attainment and job skill requirements reduce the negative impact of recent immigrant status on training participation rates.

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2007-06-22

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