Regional, rural and urban development

Employment and Skills Strategies in Saskatchewan and the Yukon, Canada

In series:OECD Reviews on Local Job Creationview more titles

Published on September 12, 2016

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This report looks at a range of local employment and economic development issues in Saskatchewan and the Yukon, Canada, with a focus on indigenous peoples. The report provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing to more and better quality jobs, and practical recommendations to help federal, provincial/territorial, and local policy makers in Canada build effective and sustainable partnerships that join-up efforts 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

Foreword
Executive summary
Reader's guide
Policy context for employment and skills in Canada
Canadian federal employment policies and programmes
Saskatchewan's employment and skills system
Yukon's employment and skills system
Overview of the case study areas in Saskatchewan and Yukon
Key findings from the OECD Local Job Creation Dashboard
Towards an action plan for jobs: Recommendations for better supporting local employment and economic development
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