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Temporary Foreign Workers in Trades in Alberta (2012)

This research study explores the effects of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) with respect to skilled trades workers.

The authors note that the TFWP has grown in significance in the past decade, particularly in the province of Alberta. Despite this growth, there has been relatively little research into the effects of the TFWP.

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Learning on the edge: Connecting people and l(e)arning in the everyday to policy and practice possibilities (2006)

In this paper, the author explores how self-employed contractors and consultants can and do participate in informal learning.

Specifically, the author focuses on whether these workers use web-based technology to tap into online communities with similar interests. Such communities may be particularly valuable for self-employed workers, who often find formal training neither accessible nor feasible.

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