Productivity

Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom? (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

While there is no evidence of a looming skills crisis, the authors of this report argue that Canada can do much better to improve the efficiency of its labour market.

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2014-06-06

Pockar Masonry: The Form a WES Program can Take (2013)

Private Sector Case Study

When Calgary-based Pockar Masonry found that changing technology and demographics meant changing skill requirements, it turned to Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an adaptable and innovative workforce.

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2014-04-09

Overview of the Food Processing Industry (2005)

Canada’s food processing industry needs to develop a country-wide collaborative initiative in order to address its needs and be competitive in a global economy, say the authors of this report.

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2014-03-24

Benefits of workplace training – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 0:38] (2012)

This brief video features a consultant talking about the benefits of workplace education. Those benefits include increased confidence, better morale, higher productivity, increased participation, and career advancement.

The video was prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-05

Canada's Literacy and Numeracy Challenge Worsens (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

Canada’s performance in literacy and numeracy in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released in 2013, points to an Essential Skills (ES) problem across the country, say the authors of this report.

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2014-02-17

The Foundations of a Competitive Canada: The Need for Strategic Infrastructure Investment (2013)

In this report, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce points to the need for permanent infrastructure funding, similar to ongoing investment in healthcare, education, recreation, and public safety.

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2014-01-30

Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada's Workforce (2013)

In this document, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce highlights a number of initiatives that are improving the participation of Aboriginal people in the workforce, and offers recommendations to both the federal government and Canada’s businesses to help make such success stories the norm.

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2014-01-20

Training Matters: A Small Investment for A Major Return (2011)

Training Matters is ABC Life Literacy Canada's official publication on workplace literacy and essential skills, profiling leaders and businesses that have initiated innovative workplace training programs.

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2013-12-06

Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work (2013)

This paper is part of a series looking at the economic trends that will shape policy over the coming decades in the United States.

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2013-11-28

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Producing “Productivity through People” at Minas Basin Pulp & Power Company Limited (2005)

Minas Basin Pulp & Power’s Workplace Education Program (WEP) is helping the company meet the challenges of new technology and a changing economy.

Founded in 1927 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Minas Basin Pulp & Power produces a variety of paperboard products.

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2013-11-21

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