Research reports

Demographic Profile of the Transportation Sector (2003)

The highlights of this 2003 report include:
. The “ageing” of Canada’s total workforce continues, as seen in the rising percentage of older workers. The median age of retirement, however, appears to have stabilized in recent years. Since 1997, it has remained at roughly 61, but nonetheless well below what it was a decade ago.

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2007-06-29

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

Where Did All the Workers Go? The Challenges of the Aging Workforce (2001)

This report concludes that both labour and management are waking up to the fact that they will face very real problems if they fail to start planning now to replace the loss of experience and skills from retiring workers. Forward planning by both unions and companies will have to address the skills needs of both companies and workers in terms not just of current needs but also of what skills portfolio would be appropriate in the future.

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2007-06-20

Skills shortage: in the context of an aging workforce (2006)

The Atlantic Provinces Handbook

The large number of workers expected to retire in the coming years and population projections, which point to a decline in the size of the working-age population, human resource and skills issues have gained prominence among business, labour, and public sector leaders in the Atlantic provinces.

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2007-06-19

Business Retention & Expansion Initiative Strategy (2004)

The Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Initiative is an economic development tool that promotes job growth by helping communities/industries identify barriers to business growth and survival. It is a formalized, systematic, volunteer-driven process for identifying business issues and opportunities and prioritizing projects to address these needs.

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2007-05-30

Tapping the Potential: A Statistical Profile of Ottawa's Immigrant Workforce (2003)

Background report for Joint Project on Integrating Foreign Trained Workers into the Labour Market

Immigrants make up a significant and growing share of Ottawa's workforce. Each year, thousands of highly educated professionals make Ottawa their home. Unfortunately, many of these newcomers face a difficult and lengthy transition into careers and positions commensurate with their education and skills. For some, the transition never happens.

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2007-05-28

Report on Skills Issues in the Manufacturing Sector (2003)

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) is a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the interests of Canadian manufacturers and exporters.

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2007-05-24

Make Skills a National Priority (2001)

Consultations by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre

This report is a synthesis of policy directions and approaches that could help meet Canada's current and future needs for skilled workers.

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2007-05-23

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, 20/20, Building our Vision for the Future (2006)

The Future of Manufacturing in Canada, Perspectives and Recommendations on Workforce Capabilities

Canadian manufacturers are restructuring their businesses in response to the challenges they face in global markets. The emergence of new market opportunities and disruptive low-cost competition, the rapid development of new technological capabilities, more demanding customers, a more demanding public, and intense bottom-line pressures are changing the nature of manufacturing worldwide.

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2007-05-16

Skills and Skill Shortages (2002)

ViewPoints 2002

The CLBC's Viewpoints leadership survey conducted in 2002 included a new focus on the looming skill shortages issue. Tracking since 1996 shows there has been a significant increase in levels of concern with this human resource challenge among all four of our target communities, managers and labour leaders in the public and private sectors.

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2007-05-16

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