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Canada has a highly educated population, due in large part to high attainment rates at the college level In 2012, 53% of Canadian adults held a tertiary qualification, the highest share among OECD countries (OECD average: 32%).
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Canada did not suffer as much during the 2008-2009 global recession as most other countries and its economy has since rebounded sharply. The employment rate among workers aged 15-64 stood at 72.2% in the second quarter of 2014, 1.4 percentage points below its level at the start of the global financial crisis compared with 2.5 percentage points deficit at the worst point of the crisis.
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The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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Country notes highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
Canada’s economic growth remains solid. However, the energy-sector boom has widened regional disparities and raised environmental challenges. House prices and household debt have increased to high levels. Skills shortages have emerged.
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Obesity rates are high in Canada, relative to most OECD countries, but they have not increased substantially in the last 15 years.
The average worker in Canada faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.1% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Canada was ranked 26 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
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This note presents key findings for Canada from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
Canada enjoys relatively high GDP per capita but productivity growth has been weak despite comparatively high investment in knowledge-based capital, a fairly competitive business environment and a reasonably well-functioning labour market.