Statistics

2008 Survey of Canadian Attitudes toward Learning: Results for learning throughout the lifespan (2009)

This annual survey provides a look at Canadians’ opinions, beliefs and experiences with learning across the lifespan. The 2008 edition covers four learning domains: early childhood learning; structured learning at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels; work-related adult learning; and health-related learning.

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2010-02-10

Literacy in Ontario (2009)

This document offers an overview of adult literacy in the province of Ontario.

In the first chapter, the author explains that literacy is an ever-expanding term, noting that the literacy skills required to be successful in 2009 are quite different from those required 20 or even 10 years ago.

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2010-01-26

State of Learning in Canada: Toward a Learning Future (2008)

Report on Learning in Canada 2008

This document presents an overview of how well equipped Canadians are as learners to meet the needs of the future. The authors state that while Canada has an enviable system of formal education, Canadians could benefit from a wider range of learning opportunities to sustain economic well-being and achieve greater social equity.

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2009-11-10

Learning Without Borders (2008)

An Introduction to Community-Based Adult Literacy in British Columbia

Learning Without Borders offers an introduction to community-based adult literacy in British Columbia. This resource has been designed to help those unfamiliar with this topic navigate the complexities of the adult literacy field in BC.

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2009-02-03

Literacy Research in PEI: A Reflection (2006)

Looking back before moving ahead

This project was commissioned by the PEI Literary Research Network because research about literacy in PEI was scattered and disconnected and there was a need to establish a basis for future work. The mandate for this project was to collect research about literacy in PEI published after 1990, build a bibliography and create a synthesis.

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2008-03-26

Saskatchewan Diagnostic (2006)

This report was prepared for the Saskatchewan Task Force of the Workplace Partners Panel, a national initiative managed by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre. The purpose of this document is to provide up-to-date information, statistics, analysis, and commentary pertaining to the key issues stemming from the Workplace Partners Panel's Saskatchewan task force theme of “skills needs in the context of an aging workforce”.

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2007-11-09

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

Lost Contacts: How to Prevent Them (2006)

This project looked at the issue of losing contact with learners and adopted the following three objectives as a result:

To analyze the data relating to lost contacts within the four Ontario literacy streams (Anglophone, Native, Francophone and Deaf).

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2007-05-18

Perspectives on Immigration (2003)

Findings from the Canadian Labour and Business Centre's Survey of Canadian Business, Labour and Public Sector Leaders

While Canada’s immigration system has several objectives, including family reunification and humanitarian commitment, it plays an important role in meeting the nation’s human resource requirements. It is therefore useful to shed light on Canadian management and labour leaders’ perspectives on immigration-related issues, particularly as they will reflect the practical workplace context within which organizations address immigration issues.

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2007-04-20

Measuring Success - International Comparisons and Bottom Lines (2005)

On June 3, 2005, Sue Turner, on behalf of the Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network (WWestnet), welcomed delegates to Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines. Sue explained that the conference sessions would feature the preliminary findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) and

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2006-05-30

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