Statistics Canada Documents

The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis (2013)

Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Analytical paper

This report describes some of the findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), a national survey of Aboriginal peoples aged six years and older in Canada. It focuses on those aged 18 to 44 and examines their education pathways, as well as factors that affect high school completion.

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2014-05-26

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2013 (2014)

This report places certain aspects of the educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories in an international context.

It uses a series of indicators that have been developed to align with the definitions and methodologies used by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), allowing for international comparisons.

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2014-02-13

Portrait of Canada's Labour Force: National Household Survey, 2011 (2013)

Analytical document

This document offers a look at Canada’s labour force at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), conducted by Statistics Canada.

The results show an employment rate of 60.9 percent, with Yukon and Alberta showing the highest employment rates in Canada at 69.7 and 69.0 percent respectively. The lowest employment rates were observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, with 50.7 percent, and Nunavut, with 52.1 percent.

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2014-01-06

Skills in Canada: First results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012 (2013)

The Daily, Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This document offers a brief analysis of data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

PIAAC is a joint education and labour initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and provides internationally comparable measures of the three skills essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-30

Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) (2013)

This report presents the first results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). PIAAC provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-10

The Importance of Signalling in Job Placement and Promotion (2006)

Research Paper

In economics, “signalling” refers to the idea that one party conveys some information about himself to another party. For example, in the job market, a potential employee sends out signals about his abilities by acquiring certain education credentials, which the employer assumes are a signal that the potential employee has greater ability.

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2013-10-02

The educational attainment of Aboriginal peoples in Canada: National Household Survey (NHS) (2013)

NHS in Brief

Published by Statistics Canada, this document offers a look at educational attainment among Aboriginal people, based on data collected in the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Roughly 4.5 million households across Canada were selected for the NHS, representing about one-third of all households.

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2013-09-30

Unemployment Dynamics Among Canada's Youth (2013)

Analytical Paper

The author of this article uses data from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, gathered between 1977 and 2012, to analyze the differences between youth and adults in terms of unemployment inflow and outflow rates. Unemployment inflow rates provide information on the incidence of unemployment, while unemployment outflow rates provide information on the duration of unemployment.

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2013-09-27

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

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