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Career Choice in Canada – A highly personalized tool : the RBC Upskill

A highly personalized career tool that takes stock of your career-relevant skills. Enables career exploration and identifies different career possibilities based on your unique skills and interests. Incorporates the latest Canadian labour market data on job demand, projected growth, automation and earning potential. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at RBC Upskill

Labour productivity in Canada, QIV 2018 – Declines for the second time in four quarters

Labour productivity of Canadian businesses decreased 0.4% in the fourth quarter, after rising the two previous quarters. This decline reflected the continued growth in hours worked, while business output remained at about the same level as in the previous quarter. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit … Continue reading

Median After-Tax Income in Canada, 2017 – Rose 3.3% to $59,800 

Median after-tax income of Canadian families and unattached individuals rose 3.3% to $59,800 in 2017, following two years without growth. This gain was the result of a combination of factors, including higher wages and salaries among non-senior families (where the highest income earner was less than 65 years of age), and an increase in child benefits. In 2018, the Canadian government … Continue reading

TVET in Canada – There is no single pan-Canadian approach to TVET, since every jurisdiction has specific strategies, policies, or legislation

Canada considers technical and vocational education and training (TVET) essential for all residents to actively engage in the country’s knowledge-based economy. The mission of TVET along with the whole Canadian education system is to provide students with high-quality learning opportunities and the required skills to enter the labour market. TVET programmes are therefore aligned to … Continue reading

L’emploi au Canada et au Québec, janvier 2019 – Plus 67 000 dont 16 000 au Québec

Le nombre de personnes en emploi a progressé de 67 000 en janvier, et l’essentiel de cette progression a eu lieu chez les jeunes de 15 à 24 ans et dans les secteurs des services. Le taux de chômage a augmenté de 0,2 point de pourcentage pour atteindre 5,8 % en raison de la hausse du nombre de personnes à la recherche de travail. Graphique Taux … Continue reading

Les Grands-Parents au Canada – 7,5 millions âgés de 45 ans en 2017 

Selon les données de l’Enquête sociale générale (ESG) sur la famille, on comptait 7,5 millions de grands-parents âgés de 45 ans et plus au Canada en 2017 — le nombre le plus élevé depuis que des données sont recueillies. Il s’agit d’une augmentation par rapport aux 7,0 millions de grands-parents dénombrés en 2011 et aux 5,4 millions qui l’ont été en 1995. La proportion de grands-parents âgés de 85 ans … 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

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

Canada – Many workers have poor literacy skills, more than 40%, and the problem is getting worse

Workplaces are changing quickly. Machines or algorithms are replacing some tasks, and new and changing jobs require additional technical skills. To keep pace with these changes in current and future jobs, the ability to keep learning is the most important basic skill for any job. Because literacy is the most important “learning to learn skill,” … Continue reading

Labour Market Dynamics in Canada – Each month, 6.2% of the working-age population, on average, changed their labour force status

Each month, data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) are highly anticipated because they offer a first glimpse of the general state of the labour market. The number of employed people and the unemployment rate are two indicators that attest to the popularity—and usefulness—of the survey data. However, it is less well known that behind … Continue reading

Aging Canada – The gap between the number of children and the number of seniors is growing

The gap between the number of children and the number of seniors is growing The most recent population estimates point to the continued rapid aging of the Canadian population. This trend is especially driven by fertility rates below the replacement level, which has been the situation in recent decades, and an increased life expectancy. The … Continue reading

Les Diplômés de l’Enseignement Postsecondaire au Canada – Les revenus d’emploi à long terme s’améliorent

Une nouvelle étude de Statistique Canada examine les résultats à long terme sur le marché du travail de deux cohortes de diplômés de l’enseignement postsecondaire, dont les membres ont été suivis pendant 15 ans. La présente étude est la première à comparer les résultats à long terme sur le marché du travail de deux cohortes … Continue reading

Pénuries de Main-d’Oeuvre au Canada – Demeurent élevées, mais en recul selon la Banque du Canada

Le solde des opinions concernant l’intensité des pénuries de main-d’œuvre demeure élevé, même s’il a reculé par rapport au sommet sans précédent atteint à l’automne (graphique 6, courbe rouge). Les répondants qui disent éprouver des pénuries plus prononcées viennent majoritairement du Centre du pays et de la Colombie-Britannique. Globalement, le nombre d’entreprises ayant signalé des pénuries … Continue reading

La Population du Canada, TIII, 2018 – la plus forte croissance en nombre depuis juillet 1971, en grande partie attribuable à la migration internationale

La population du Canada était de 37 242 571 personnes au 1er octobre 2018, en hausse de 183 715 personnes par rapport au 1er juillet 2018, selon les estimations démographiques provisoires. Il s’agit de la plus forte croissance en nombre depuis le début de la période visée par le système actuel de comptabilité démographique, période qui commence en juillet 1971. Le taux d’accroissement démographique du Canada s’est … Continue reading

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