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Earnings differences between immigrants and the Canadian-born – The role of literacy skills (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, March 2009, Vol 5 No. 5

This Statistics Canada article looks at why immigrants typically earn less than Canadian-born workers with the same amount of education and work experience. The authors use data from the Canadian component of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to measure the literacy skills of immigrants and the Canadian-born, and to relate these to earnings outcomes.

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2013-06-05

Educational outcomes at age 21 associated with reading ability at age 15 (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2009, Vol 6 No. 2

This article, published by Statistics Canada, looks at the association between reading proficiency as measured at age 15, and both high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education by age 19.

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2013-05-30

Apprenticeable Occupations and the Employment Downturn in Canada (2011)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, November 2010, Vol 7, No. 4

In this article, published by Statistics Canada, the author uses data from the Labour Force Survey to explore changes in employment in apprenticeable occupations over the period between 2008 and 2010, comparing those changes with the changes observed in all other occupations combined.

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2013-05-24

Adult learning and the world of work (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2008, Vol. 5, No. 2

In this article, published by Statistics Canada, the authors use data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey to get a picture of employer-sponsored training, and the characteristics of employees who engage in that training.

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2013-04-05

Problem-solving Skills and Labour Market Outcomes – Results from the Latest Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) (2012)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, Vol. 9, No. 1, May 2012

This article summarizes the key findings about problem-solving contained in a report based on the results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), conducted between 2002 and 2008.

Eleven countries, including Canada, participated in that survey, which focused on four foundation skills thought to be essential for social, professional and economic success: prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving.

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2012-07-04

Literacy skills of Canadians across the ages: Fewer low achievers, fewer high achievers (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, February 2008, Vol. 4, No. 6

This article, published by Statistics Canada, looks at the relationships between schooling, literacy skills, aging, and the labour market.

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2012-05-04

Literacy profile of off-reserve First Nations and Métis people living in urban Manitoba and Saskatchewan: Results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey 2003 (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, April 2008, Vol. 4, No. 5

Based on findings from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLS), this article examines the literacy proficiency of First Nations and Métis adults living in urban parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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2012-04-24

Adult learning in Canada: Characteristics of learners (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, April 2008, Vol. 5, No. 1

This article, published by Statistics Canada, provides an analysis of some findings from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLS).

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2012-04-18
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