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OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation
Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  25 Jun 2014
Pages: 128 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264209367 , OECD Code: 842014051P1
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This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in Canada. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in four case study areas across Ontario and Quebec. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing to more and better quality jobs. The report can help federal, provincial, local policy makers in Canada build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. Co-ordinated policies can help workers find suitable jobs, while also stimulating entrepreneurship and productivity, which increases the quality of life and prosperity within a community as well as throughout the country.

Table of contents:

Acronyms and abbreviations 11
Executive summary 13
Reader’s guide 17
Chapter 1. Policy context for employment and skills in Canada  21
-Key economic and labour market trends in Canada 22
-Federal employment policies and programmes 24
-Supporting local economic development in Canada 27
-Building skills through immigration 28
-References 29
Chapter 2. Ontario’s employment and skills system  31
-Overview 32
-Local government in Ontario 32
-The management of employment policies and programmes 33
-Vocational Education and Training 34
-Economic development policies 35
-Supporting inclusion 37
-References 39
Chapter 3. Quebec’s employment and skills system 41
-Overview 42
-Local government in Quebec 42
-The management of employment policies and programmes 43
-Vocational and technical education and training 46
-Economic development policies 47
-Supporting inclusion 49
-References 50
Chapter 4. Overview of the Canadian case study areas 53
-Overview 54
-Employment and labour market overview of the four case studies 60
-References 64
Chapter 5. Local job creation dashboard findings in Canada  65
-Overview 66
-Theme 1: Better aligning policies and programmes to local economic development  67
-Theme 2: Adding value through skills 77
-Theme 3: Targeting policy to local employment sectors and investing in quality jobs 88
-Theme 4: Inclusion 95
-References 103
Chapter 6. Towards an action plan for jobs in Canada: Recommendations and best practices 105
-Federal considerations 106
-Recommendations for Ontario 107
-Recommendations for Quebec 118
-References 126

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