Statistics Canada Documents

2011 Census Adult Education Kit - Instructor's Guide (2011)

This kit, prepared by Statistics Canada, is aimed at teachers and learners in adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The goal is to help participants understand the importance of a census and become familiar with the census process in Canada.

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2011-04-08

2011 Census Adult Education Kit - Student workbook (2011)

This workbook is part of an adult education kit prepared by Statistics Canada to help adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) students become familiar with the census process.

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2011-04-08

Literacy and the Labour Market: Cognitive Skills and Immigrant Earnings (2008)

The authors of this document have used data from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to analyse the role cognitive skills play in the fact that immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

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2010-08-06

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings (2004)

Using data on literacy test scores and standard labour market variables, the authors of this document try to understand why immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

The authors found that those born in Canada score higher on literacy tests than do immigrants. However, both immigrants and those born in Canada appear to get the same economic return on their literacy skills.

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2010-06-25

Lifelong Learning Among Canadians Aged 18 to 64 Years: First Results from the 2008 Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (2009)

This report stems from the Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS) conducted between June and October 2008 by Statistics Canada in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2009-12-02

Learning Literacy in Canada: Evidence from the International Survey of Reading Skills (2008)

This report uses data from the International Study of Reading Skills to describe in depth the reading abilities of the least-skilled adult readers in society and to identify the basic reading profiles of these adults, based on their strengths and needs in reading.

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2008-09-23

Literacy and the Labour Market: The Generation of Literacy and Its Impact on Earnings for Native Born Canadians (2007)

The study presented here examines the link between literacy, the economy, and individual income, the premise being that an individual with greater literacy skills would be expected to have better employment opportunities and command higher earnings. The authors begin by examining the distribution of literacy skills in the Canadian economy and how they are generated, looking in particular at schooling and parental influence.

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2008-06-26

A New Brunswick Snapshot (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994 to create comparable literacy profiles across linguistic and cultural boundaries. This is a report of a study that analyses the New Brunswick data collected for the IALS in order to better understand literacy in the province.

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2008-05-26

Human Capital and Canadian Provincial Standards of Living (2006)

What determines the differences in living standards across economies over the long run? This is the basic question that the authors of this paper attempt to answer. More specifically, this paper examines the role of human capital accumulation in explaining relative levels of income per capita across Canadian provinces between 1951 and 2001.

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2008-05-23

Adult Education Participation in North America: International Perspectives (2001)

In this paper, the authors present 15 indicators of participation in adult education as part of their analysis of the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey, a 22-country initiative conducted between 1994 and 1998 to determine how well adults used printed information to function in society.

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2008-03-19

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