Surveys

Addressing Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Cost/ Benefit Analysis (2009)

In this report, the authors discuss the cost and the importance of investing in literacy. They suggest that advanced literacy is the single most important tool that Canadians need to compete in the global economy and present estimates of the total cost of raising the literacy skill of the adult population to Level 3.

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2009-01-08

A New Brunswick Snapshot (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994 to create comparable literacy profiles across linguistic and cultural boundaries. This is a report of a study that analyses the New Brunswick data collected for the IALS in order to better understand literacy in the province.

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2008-05-26

Workplace Survey (2005)

The Workplace Survey document is a tool designed to help employers identify potential essential skills issues or areas of strength in the workplace. The statements included in this tool are divided into nine sections, one for each of the nine essential skills (reading, numeracy, document use, continuous learning, writing, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use).

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2008-04-16

Adult Learning in Canada: A Comparative Perspective (2007)

Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

This report uses the results of the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey to describe adult learning in Canada. The goal of the report is to present a comprehensive portrait of adult learning including participation in organized forms of adult learning, both formal and non-formal, as well as informal learning.

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2008-03-03

Family Literacy in Ontario - The State of Family Literacy Programming (2006)

Executive Summary of a Provincial Survey

Using focus groups and a province-wide survey of more than 100 family literacy practitioners, this study takes a snapshot of family literacy activity in Ontario. The study is designed to identify issues and gaps in the current family literacy infrastructure and to identify effective and sustainable options for family literacy delivery.

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2008-03-03

Putting a Price Tag on Learning (2006)

The financial and social costs to adult learners in PEI

Adults returning to school face many challenges, finacial as well as academic. This report presents the results of a research project that explores the financial challenges facing individuals enrolled in the Adult Education program at Holland College in PEI. In this project, the author surveyed students in five Holland College Adult Education classrooms across PEI seeking information to answer the following questions:

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2008-01-31

Viewpoints '98 - Regional Analysis of Results (1999)

In 1998, the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre (CLMPC) surveyed Canadian business, labour, and public sector leaders to explore their views on major economic issues and potential solutions, alternative work arrangements, demographic issues, and the current state of labour/management relations in Canada.

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2008-01-18

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

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

Labour - Management Relations in Canada (2002)

ViewPoints 2002

The health of the relationship between management and labour has a very real impact on the economic and social well being of all Canadians. This biennial Viewpoints survey began in 1996, gathering perceptions from labour and management on industry and workplace relations.

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2007-05-16

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