Regional, rural and urban development

Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada

In series:OECD Reviews on Local Job Creationview more titles

Published on June 11, 2014

Also available in: French

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.


Preface and Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Reader's guide
Policy context for employment and skills in Canada
Ontario's employment and skills system
Quebec's employment and skills system
Overview of the Canadian case study areas
Local job creation dashboard findings in Canada
Towards an action plan for jobs in Canada: Recommendations and best practices
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