Small businesses

Closing the Skills Gap: Mapping a Path for Small Business - Report of the Symposium on Skills and Small Business held on November 14, 2012 in Toronto (2013)

This report grew out of a one-day forum organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and with funding from the Department’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES). The forum brought together stakeholders from small businesses, industry and sector associations, and the learning and training communities.

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2013-03-28

Toolkit of Training Resources for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (2013)

A supplement to the report on the symposium, Closing the Skills Gap: Mapping a Path for Small Business, hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 14, 2012 in Toronto

This toolkit was created to highlight various training resources available to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada. It grew out of a one-day forum organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and held in Toronto, Ontario, in November 2012, to bring together stakeholders from small businesses, industry and sector associations, and the learning and training communities.

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2013-03-18

Employer's Roadmap to Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers (2010)

The authors of this guide, which is designed for anyone involved in the hiring process at small- and medium-sized businesses, begin by pointing out that internationally trained workers can help ease some of Canada’s shortages of skilled labour.

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2012-11-19

Fact Sheet - Economic Impact of Small Business (2011)

This fact sheet examines the impact of small businesses on the economy.

The authors note that Canadian small businesses employ almost half of the country’s workforce, proving that the success of small businesses has a profound effect on the economy.

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2012-10-22

Lesson 11: Small Business Owner - Operators (2005)

Complete a GST return form

This lesson plan is one in a series of lessons about small business needs. It is geared to learners who would be working in or starting their own small business. The lesson task, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, asks students to complete a GST return form. Suggested teacher resources and classroom materials are listed.

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2009-12-23

Essential Workplace Skills: Solutions for the Small Workplace (2001)

This report documents six pilot projects established by The Learning at Work Project. The pilot projects were set in different Saskatchewan regions and with different partners. The purpose of these pilots was to understand how to promote essential workplace skills training to the small workplace and how the small workplace could best access this training.

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2003-05-23
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