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This study examines trends in and key features of policies and programmes used by governments to support innovation in the business sector.
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According to the 2011 OECD Employment Outlook, the labour market is recovering faster in Canada than in many OECD countries. Canada’s unemployment rate (ILO definition) has fallen to 7.5% for the second quarter of 2011 from its peak of 8.5% reached in the third quarter of 2009.
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The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2010.
These country notes contain over 50 indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.
"As one of the 19 founding members of the OECD, Canada has greatly benefited from and contributed to the OECD over the past 50 years", says Judith A. LaRocque, Canadian Ambassador to the OECD.
Starting in 2006, the OECD has compiled annual statistics on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) caseloads of all its member countries and of non-OECD economies that agree to provide such statistics. MAP statistics for 2006-2010 are now available.
A. Gurría said that attracting enough high-skilled candidates for some countries may require introducing elements of supply, as well as demand-driven migration in their immigration regimes.
The global recovery is becoming self-sustained and more broad-based but is taking place at different speeds across countries and regions. Tackling high unemployment, fiscal consolidation and global imbalances remain the key challenges, says OECD Secretary-General.
Canada’s challenge is to develop a sustainable green growth strategy centred on innovation and human capital, and design “even better policies for even better lives”, declared A. Gurría at a conference in Ottawa.