Ontario

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Postsecondary Students Perceive Skills Gap in Ontario – The largest gaps in transferable skills in leadership, teamwork and creative/innovative thinking skills

Ontario students perceive gap between skills learned in postsecondary and those needed in the workplace Postsecondary students perceive a gap between the skills they think they will need in their future careers and those they are developing while in university or college, according to a survey conducted by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario … Continue reading

Higher Education in Ontario – One-quarter of graduating students score below adequate on measures of literacy, numeracy

One of the first major attempts to measure employment-related skills in university and college students on a large scale shows that students are experiencing some gains in literacy, numeracy and critical-thinking scores over the course of their undergraduate studies. Yet, one in four graduating students scored below adequate in measures of literacy or numeracy, and … Continue reading

Higher Education in Ontario – Going beyond simply balancing the books

Sustaining the quality of higher education goes beyond simply balancing the books As Ontario universities and colleges struggle to deal with rising expenses and stagnant revenues, academic quality risks being compromised, argues a new report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). The paper reviews the findings of HEQCO’s previous evidence-based analyses of … Continue reading

Minimum Wage in Ontario – Low-income Individuals and Families Tax (LIFT) credit will provide fewer benefits to Ontarians than cancelled minimum wage increase

Peter Weltman, Financial Accountability Officer of Ontario, has just released a commentary Comparing the LIFT Credit to a Minimum Wage Increase. “The LIFT credit will provide fewer benefits to minimum wage workers than increasing the minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour,” says Weltman. The Province introduced the LIFT credit to provide … Continue reading

Active Labour Market Programs in Ontario – A need to better tailor job programs

About 450,000 Ontarians are on social assistance, costing the province $2.8 billion annually, according to a new study from the C.D. Howe Institute. In ‘Assessing Active Labour-Market Programs: How Effective is Ontario Works?’ authors Jason Adams, Ken Chow and David Rosé examine the success of various Ontario Works programs in getting welfare recipients back into … Continue reading

Ontario – Employment programs have not kept pace with the changing labour market

In Working Paper 29, The labour market shift: Training a highly skilled and resilient workforce in Ontario, the Institute examines Ontario’s changing labour market and skills, employer-driven training, and government skills training programs. Ontario’s labour market has changed. For Ontarians to remain resilient in face of this change, they must be equipped with skills that are transferable … Continue reading

Express Entry in Ontario – Cut-off scores as low as 350 and candidates targeted in this draw were required to have a job offer in Ontario

A new targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream on August 9 issued 947 invitations to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 350. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program says the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range for this latest draw was 350 to 439 and those issued Notifications of … Continue reading

Basic Income in Canada – Using the Ontario model would would cost between $76.0 billion and $79.5 billion

The total annual estimated gross cost of the defined GBI would range between $76.0 billion and $79.5 billion for the period 2018-2023. The guaranteed income for disability would range between $3.2 billion and $3.5 billion. PBO forecasts that more than 7.5 million people would benefit from the basic cost of GBI. Thus, on a per capita basis, the annual cost … Continue reading

ICT Immigrants in Ontario – Prioritized under a new strategy implemented for the week beginning June 26

Candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada with work experience in the Information and Communications Technology Sector (ICT) are being prioritized for immigration by the province of Ontario, under a new strategy implemented for the week beginning June 26. The update to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) concerns the Human Capital … Continue reading

Ontario – Le salaire minimum à 15$ l’heure d’ici 2019

L’Ontario fera passer son salaire minimum à 15$ l’heure d’ici 2019 dans le cadre d’une  réforme des lois du travail, qui élargira également le droit à des congés payés en plus d’abolir l’écart de rémunération entre employés à temps plein et à temps partiel. La première ministre Kathleen Wynne en a fait l’annonce mardi, dans … Continue reading

Regulated Professions in Ontario – Labour Market Trends and Outlooks

A key differentiating factor is the marked difference in the proportion of graduates from professional programs who become licensed members and practise in their respective profession. A large proportion of graduates from education, health and law programs pursue licensure, although many law and education graduates work in unrelated occupations. The rates of engineering and architecture … Continue reading

Higher Education in Ontario – College transfer students earned fewer credits each year, had lower GPAs, and were less able to earn credits from course attempts

Increasing the rate of student transfers from college to university has become a prior- ity in Ontario in recent years  and increasing numbers of Ontario postsecondary students have been transferring. However, little research has examined how the college students perform academically upon arriving at university . Given the emphasis on increasing migration from college to … Continue reading

Ontario – An experiment with basic income buried away in Ontario’s 2016 budget

Buried away in Ontario’s 2016 budget documents are unspecific plans for the Canadian government to start giving a guaranteed, unconditional salary away to a few people just for being alive. “The pilot project will test a growing view at home and abroad that a basic income could build on the success of minimum wage policies and increases in … Continue reading

Budget 2016 en Ontario – Université gratuite pour les moins nantis grâce au remaniement des fonds existants

Les étudiants ontariens au baccalauréat se plaignent depuis des années de payer les droits de scolarité les plus élevés au pays. Selon le ministre des Finances Charles Sousa, grâce au nouveau programme : Plus de 50 % des étudiants postsecondaires dont le revenu familial est de 83 000 $ ou moins ne paieront pas de droits de scolarité. 90 … Continue reading

Skills Gap in Ontario – In a groundbreaking pilot project by the Higher Education Quality Council 

Executives in 20 recent employer surveys said they look to hire people with so-called “soft” or “essential skills” — communicating, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork — “yet this is where they see students being deficient,” said Harvey Weingarten, president of Ontario’s higher education think-tank. If these skills are so important, it’s time to actually test students … Continue reading

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