Statistics Canada Documents

Adult Learning in Canada: A Comparative Perspective (2007)

Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

This report uses the results of the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey to describe adult learning in Canada. The goal of the report is to present a comprehensive portrait of adult learning including participation in organized forms of adult learning, both formal and non-formal, as well as informal learning.

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2008-03-03

Gaining and Losing Literacy Skills Over the Lifecourse (2007)

This study uses data from IALS and ALL to explore how Canada’s stock of literacy skill evolved over the nine year period from 1994 to 2003. It employs a synthetic cohort analysis to document net skill change for various demographic groups for Canada and the provinces and to explore the individual characteristics that influence whether a particular group has gained or lost skill on average over the nine year reference period.

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2007-08-10

The Canadian Component of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS): The Situation of Official Language Minorities (2006)

Considering the importance of literacy and the skills that individuals require in a knowledge and information economy, it is clear that the vitality of official language minorities largely depends on them having the tools and information that they need in order to grow and develop.

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2007-08-09

Perspectives on Immigration (2003)

Findings from the Canadian Labour and Business Centre's Survey of Canadian Business, Labour and Public Sector Leaders

While Canada’s immigration system has several objectives, including family reunification and humanitarian commitment, it plays an important role in meeting the nation’s human resource requirements. It is therefore useful to shed light on Canadian management and labour leaders’ perspectives on immigration-related issues, particularly as they will reflect the practical workplace context within which organizations address immigration issues.

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2007-04-20

A Richer Way of Measuring Wealth (2007)

New well-being index would complement traditional GDP

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a simple totalling of all goods and services in the economy, is the most used measure of the economy. In this document, Mr. Laidlaw outlines a different kind of statistical indicator designed to complement the GDP. It is called the Canadian Index of Well-being (CIW) and its goals are:

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2007-03-02

Literacy in PEI: Implications of Findings from IALSS 2003 (2006)

A PowerPoint Presentation

In 2003, for the first time, the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) measured literacy proficiency among all of Canada’s provinces and territories. The IALSS is a snapshot of how well adults use literacy skills in daily activities at home, at work, and in the community.

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2007-01-26

Literacy in Saskatchewan - Implications of Findings from IALSS 2003 (2006)

A Powerpoint Presentation

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) offers a summary of how well adults use literacy skills in daily activities at home, at work, and in the community.

In 2003, for the first time, the IALSS measured literacy proficiency among all provinces and territories in Canada. This PowerPoint presentation offers an analysis of the survey’s implications, specifically for Saskatchewan.

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2006-07-31

Literacy in Ontario: Implications of Findings from IALSS 2003 (2006)

A PowerPoint Presentation

In 2003, the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS) for the first time measured literacy proficiency among all provinces and territories in Canada. This PowerPoint presentation offers an analysis of the survey’s implication for Ontario specifically.

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2006-06-07

Literacy in New Brunswick: Implications of Findings from IALSS 2003 (2006)

A PowerPoint Presentation

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) provides a summary of how well adults use literacy skills in daily activities at home, at work, and in the community.

In 2003, the IALSS for the first time measured literacy proficiency among all provinces and territories in Canada. This PowerPoint presentation offers an analysis of the survey’s implications specifically for New Brunswick.

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2006-04-20

ABE Enrichment - Learner Activities 1 & 2 (2006)

ABE Enrichment LEARNER ACTIVITY 1:
Questions and Answers about the Census of Canada
Details on census collection
1.1 Help is available
1.2 Everyone is included
1.3 Kids count too
1.4 How to get a census form
1.5 Every dwelling counts
1.6 What are statistics?

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2006-04-07

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