Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 9234 posts for Job Market Monitor

India – Jobless rate at multi-decade high

An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India’s unemployment rate rose to its highest level in at least 45 years in 2017/18, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi months before a general election. A political controversy over the survey erupted after the … Continue reading

Job Report in US, January 2019 – Employment increased (for record 100th consecutive month) by 304,000 but unemployment edged up to 4.0 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 in January, and the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, health care, and transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at 4.0 percent, and the number of unemployed … Continue reading

VET and Higher Education Levels – Further learning opportunities are vital for TVET graduates

In the past, few graduates of initial vocational training aspired to higher levels of education. But higher-level quali cations are now a common expectation among young people, re ecting increased ambitions, labour market demand for higher-level skills, and a need to upskill and reskill throughout life. At the same time, the perception of academic school education … Continue reading

Skills in Canada – Closing the Gap

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless we change the way we train workers today. As automation spurs rapid change, Canada needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap. Labour markets in Canada and around the world are being disrupted … Continue reading

Public Service in Canada – Should grow its interchange program to build skills and networks

The public sector should expand its interchange program with the private sector in order to diversify its employees’ networks and skill sets and, in so doing, help the public service face employment challenges and disruptive technologies. As the labour market shifts from full-time work toward short-term and part-time contracts, workers and organizations are experiencing benefits … Continue reading

Digital Credentialing – Global system to collect, connect, search and compare up-to-date information

In today’s increasingly digitized economies and societies, accessing and understanding data about learning outcomes, skills and credentials is critical to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Agenda, including Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), with its particular focus on quality and inclusive education, recognizing and offering lifelong learning opportunities for all. In this context, different stakeholders have different needs: … Continue reading

Le Marché du Travail au Québec en 2018 – Vieillissement et clivage Montréal-Régions marquent le bilan

Le bilan 2018 se distingue toutefois des précédents en ce sens qu’il révèle que le marché du travail québécois est en pleine métamorphose. Il met en relief le fait que : • Le vieillissement de la population deviendra le principal frein à la croissance de l’emploi au Québec; • Un clivage entre la réalité du … Continue reading

Les Mines au Québec – Transformation numérique et compétences du 21e siècle

La vitesse d’implantation de nouvelles technologies dans le secteur minier rend difficile l’élaboration de profils de compétences liés à des postes spécifiques. Comme la nature de la tâche change, les employés et les entreprises doivent s’y adapter. Le défi consiste à anticiper les compétences qui seront requises pour implanter les nombreux changements découlant de la … Continue reading

La retraite au Québec et au Canada – L’imposition du revenu de retraite et les prestations gouvernementales

Prestations gouvernementales Deux principaux programmes procurent un revenu de retraite à la plupart des Canadiens : le RPC ou le Régime de rentes du Québec (RRQ) et la SV1. Vous pourriez aussi recevoir d’autres prestations gouvernementales à la retraite2, mais celles-ci ne sont pas abordées dans le présent document. Prestations du RPC et du RRQ … Continue reading

La pénurie de main-d’œuvre au Québec – L’industrie de la construction frappée de plein fouet

Près de neuf entrepreneurs sur dix sont concernés par la pénurie de main-d’œuvre dans le secteur de la construction résidentielle au Québec. C’est ce que dévoile un sondage exclusif publié aujourd’hui par l’Association des professionnels de la construction et de l’habitation du Québec (APCHQ). « Nous avons beaucoup entendu parler de cet enjeu par nos membres … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Near record high but remains below that of many other countries

Nearly 14% of the U.S. population was born in another country, numbering more than 44 million people in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This was the highest share of foreign-born people in the United States since 1910, when immigrants accounted for 14.7% of the … Continue reading

Demand-Driven Immigration – The case of Australia

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at OECD iLibrary | Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Australia 2018

The European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF) – To improve the transparency, comparability and portability

The European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF) aims to improve the transparency, comparability and portability of people’s qualifications. The EQF was set up in 2008 as a common reference framework of qualifications, expressed as learning outcomes at increasing levels of proficiency. The framework serves as a translation device between different qualifications systems and their levels. It is … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, December 2018 – 7.9% in euro area and 3.365 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 8.6% in December 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.6% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 7.2% … Continue reading

Immigration In US – Strengthen more than burden it majority says, but Republicans and Democrats have never been further apart

The American public’s views of the impact immigrants have on the country remain largely positive – and deeply partisan. As in recent years, a majority (62%) say immigrants strengthen the country because of their hard work and talents. Just 28% say immigrants are a burden on the country because they take jobs, housing and health … Continue reading

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