2003

Consultations on the Government of Canada's Proposal to Establish a Canadian Learning Institute (2003)

Summary Report

At the National Summit on Innovation and Learning held in November 2002, the federal government announced its intention to work with partners to develop a Canadian Learning Institute. The government asked Dr. Benjamin Levin of the University of Manitoba and Ms.

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2007-11-23

How to Survive 40 Below (2003)

You can in the Yukon!

The world becomes a different place at 40 below: ice and snow covers the ground, your house and your car. Your breath freezes in the air. Inside, frost gets around the windows and doors. Whenever a door is opened, a blast of cold air rushes in, raising an icy fog. Living at 40 below is like living inside the worlds largest freezer.

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2007-07-26

Phased-In Retirement Options Needed for Skill Shortage Challenge (2003)

A CLBC Commentary

Phased-in retirement is really a catch phrase that can include special assignments, mentoring, job sharing, and end to shift work, reduced hours and telecommuting. Unfortunately, the tax, pension and paperwork implications of these accommodations pose barriers that can translate into inertia.

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2007-07-25

Workplace Health Works! - Vancouver (2003)

A Seminar on Innovative Workplace Health Practices

Issues of workplace health and wellness are an ongoing priority for the Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC). The CLBC and its Board of Directors believe that approaches which promote workplace health and wellness are in the best interests of both employers and workers – a clear ‘win-win’.

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2007-07-17

Workplace Health Works! - Halifax (2003)

A Seminar on Innovative Workplace Health Practices

Issues of workplace health and wellness are an ongoing priority for the Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC). The CLBC and its Board of Directors believe that approaches which promote workplace health and wellness are in the best interests of both employers and workers – a clear ‘win-win’.

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2007-07-17

The Transition Penalty: Unemployment Among Recent Immigrants to Canada (2003)

CLBC Commentary

This document gives us CLBC's commentary concerning the unemployment among recent immigrants to Canada.

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2007-07-11

Tools For The Trade - Numeracy (2003)

“Tools For The Trade – Numeracy” has been developed to help learners prepare for the workplace. The activities in every module have been developed using actual documents and scenarios contributed by local businesses and organizations. Learners will get hands-on experience with numerical calculations similar to what they may find in the workplace. The documents were collected from businesses and organizations that hire entry level workers.

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2007-07-06

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

Workers Educated Abroad: Seduction and Abandonment (2003)

Food for Thought: Document no. 10

Recently, the media bombarded us with news items focusing on the problems faced by immigrants – let’s call them new Canadians – looking for work. We were told that the image of someone with a PhD driving a taxi or welcoming us to the neighbourhood McDonalds may well reflect reality.

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2007-06-07

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

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