Statistics Canada Documents

Plain Language Summaries: Employee Training - An International Perspective (2007)

The author of this document provides a plain-language summary of a Statistics Canada report that used data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to compare employee training in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, and Sweden.

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2012-09-27

Plain Language Summaries: Benchmarking Adult Literacy in North America: An International Comparative Study (2007)

This document is one of a series prepared as part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed helping users quickly identify the usefulness of online research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-09-21

Job-related training of older workers (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 2 - April 20, 2012

This study found that older workers are still significantly less likely to participate in job-related training than their counterparts in the 25-54 age range, even after taking labour market and socio-demographic factors into account.

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2012-09-19

Plain Language Summaries : Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada (2008)

In this document, the author offers a plain-language summary of a 2001 Statistics Canada report that used Canadian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to investigate the relationship between labour market success and literacy skills. The specific skills measured in IALS were prose literacy, document literacy, and numeracy.

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2012-09-10

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophones in Canada: Results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-09-05

Plain Language Summaries: Gaining and losing literacy skills over the life course (2008)

This document is part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed at providing a way of quickly identifying the usefulness and relevancy of online, full-text research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-08-28

Economic Downturn and Educational Attainment (2012)

Fact Sheet

The global economy went through a volatile period between 2008 and 2011. In Canada, that period was marked by an economic downturn that began in the fourth quarter of 2008 and was followed by a time of apparent recovery in employment after the third quarter of 2009.

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2012-08-20

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

Ready to Learn? A look at school readiness in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – September 18, 2008

Parents, teachers, and decision-makers all have a stake in ensuring that children are well-prepared when they begin their formal education. However, the authors of this document note that the meaning of the term “ready to learn” is not as clear as it might first appear.

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2012-06-20

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

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