Statistics Canada Documents

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

Fact Sheet: Youth Literacy Skills (2010)

This assessment of the literacy skills of 15-year-old Canadians is part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted every three years by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2013-05-09

The Situation of Official-Language Minorities in the Labour Market (2012)

This Statistics Canada analysis is based on information from the Labour Force Survey carried out in March 2012, which for the first time included questions designed to identify language characteristics of workers.

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2013-05-03

The wealth and finances of employed low-income families (2011)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 23, No. 3 - July 22, 2011

This Statistics Canada study examines the wealth, financial security, and retirement plans of individuals living in employed low-income families, compared to those in not-employed low-income families, and those in employed non-low-income families.

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2013-05-01

Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Market Segmentation Analysis (2008)

The authors look at the way literacy levels of adult Canadians influence the country’s economic and social success. They analyse a variety of research materials, including Statistics Canada documents, showing that differences in literacy skills are associated with large differences in employability, wage rates, income, and reliance on social transfers such as social assistance.

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2013-04-25

Literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills – Foundation skills for a knowledge-based economy (2005)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2005, Vol. 2 No. 2

While Canada has made progress on a number of educational fronts, recent results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) show there is little room for complacency, according to the authors of this Statistics Canada analysis.

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2013-04-15

Literacy skills among Canada's immigrant population (2006)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, February 2006, Vol. 2 No. 5

The authors of this article, published by Statistics Canada, analyze data from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to provide insights into the literacy levels of both recent and established immigrants in Canada.

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2013-04-08

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

Working to learn: Meeting university and college costs (2006)

Lessons in Learning – June 29, 2006

The cost of postsecondary education in Canada has risen sharply since the early 1990s. While larger student loans are covering some of the increased cost, most postsecondary students are relying on employment income and personal savings as their principal source of funds.

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2013-03-07

Do high levels of extracurricular activities help or hinder child development? (2010)

This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to examine rates of extracurricular participation for Canadian children and youth aged six to 17 years.

The authors found that 86 percent of children and youth participated in at least one extracurricular activity. Overall, participation seemed to benefit children and youth’s development, particularly in the area of pro-social behaviour.

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2013-03-06

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