status of skill shortages in canada sources implications solutions l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Status of Skill Shortages in Canada: Sources, Implications, Solutions PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Status of Skill Shortages in Canada: Sources, Implications, Solutions

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 37

Status of Skill Shortages in Canada: Sources, Implications, Solutions - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 449 Views
  • Uploaded on

Status of Skill Shortages in Canada: Sources, Implications, Solutions IQPC National Forum: Addressing the National Skills Shortage November 29 & 30, 2005 Shirley Seward, CEO Canadian Labour and Business Centre The Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC)

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Status of Skill Shortages in Canada: Sources, Implications, Solutions' - Rita


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
status of skill shortages in canada sources implications solutions

Status of Skill Shortages in Canada:Sources, Implications, Solutions

IQPC National Forum: Addressing the National Skills Shortage

November 29 & 30, 2005

Shirley Seward, CEO

Canadian Labour and

Business Centre

the canadian labour and business centre clbc
The Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC)
  • Independent national organization, founded in 1984
  • Multipartite Board led by business and labour
  • Dialogue / Research focus on labour market, skills and skill shortages, workplace learning

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • Global economic context
  • Demographic backdrop to skills issues
  • Role of immigration in the labour market
  • Perspectives of management and labour leaders regarding skills shortage
  • Potential avenues for solutions

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

canada performing well on several fronts
Canada Performing Well on Several Fronts
  • Canada had the highest rate of GDP growth among the G8 countries between 2000 and 2004
  • Canada’s debt to GDP ratio at its lowest level since 1983-84
  • Canada leads the G8 and OECD countries in the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 with a post-secondary diploma or degree
  • Unemployment rate among its lowest recorded levels in 30 years

Sources: Statistics Canada; Department of Finance

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

national economic and labour market challenges and areas of concern
National Economic and Labour Market Challenges and Areas of Concern
  • Globalization and Competitiveness
  • Productivity
  • Innovation and Technological Change
  • Learning and skills development (literacy, adult education and training)
  • Equity issues (human capital haves and have nots)
  • Increasing Competition for Foreign Trained Workers
  • Growing demand for skilled labour

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

slide6
Growing Demand for Skills: In all provinces, growth of high skilled occupations far outpaces growth in low skilled occupations

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

underlying demographic trends in canada are heightening the skills challenge
Underlying DemographicTrends in Canada are Heightening the Skills Challenge
  • Slowing population growth

- In all provinces, the fertility rate is well below replacement level

  • Projected decline in working age population and rising dependency ratios
  • A rapidly increasing “near-retirement” population
    • 20% of workers are within 10 years of the median retirement age, up from 11% in 1987
  • Growing reliance on immigration for labour force growth
    • Immigration represented 70% of net labour force growth between 1991 and 2001

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

perspectives of management and labour leaders clbc s 2005 viewpoints survey
Perspectives of management and labour leaders: CLBC’s 2005 Viewpoints Survey
  • Biennial Survey of Private and Public Sector Business/management and Labour leaders
  • Four major themes
    • Challenges facing the economy and labour market
    • Workforce skills issues
    • Workforce training issues
    • Immigration issues
  • Preliminary results based on 557 responses

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

which leaders were surveyed
Which Leaders Were Surveyed?
  • CEOs, Owners, Senior VPs of businesses
  • Labour leaders (national, provincial and local presidents)
  • Chief Administrators of hospitals
  • School principals
  • Presidents of universities and community colleges
  • Federal and provincial DMs with labour market and education/training responsibilities
  • Chief administrative officers of municipal governments

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

viewpoints theme 1 challenges facing the economy
Viewpoints Theme 1Challenges Facing the Economy
  • Top 10 issues (out of 42), based on the percentage saying “serious problem”
  • Where the issue of skill shortages ranks in relation to other issues and how it has changed from past surveys

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

top 10 issues of concern out of 42 private sector managers
Top 10 Issues of Concern (out of 42) – Private Sector Managers

% saying serious problem

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

top 10 issues of concern out of 42 public sector managers
Top 10 Issues of Concern (out of 42) – Public Sector Managers

% saying serious problem

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

top 10 issues of concern out of 42 private sector labour leaders
Top 10 Issues of Concern (out of 42) – Private Sector Labour Leaders

% saying serious problem

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

top 10 issues of concern out of 42 public sector labour leaders
Top 10 Issues of Concern (out of 42) – Public Sector Labour Leaders

% saying serious problem

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

what past respondents were saying about skills shortages
What Past Respondents Were Saying About Skills Shortages

% saying serious problem

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

viewpoints theme 2 workforce skills issues
Viewpoints Theme 2Workforce Skills Issues
  • Experience with skill shortages and skill sets seen to need improvement
  • Most important actions for addressing human resource and skill requirements over the next five years
  • Perceived importance of extending the working careers of Canadians as a way to help deal with skill shortages

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

percentage of managers and labour leaders reporting current or expected skill shortages
Percentage of Managers and Labour Leaders Reporting Current or Expected Skill Shortages

Managers- reference to their own organization

Labour Leaders – reference to organizations where members work

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

communication leadership and management skills are most often seen as needing much improvement
Communication, leadership and management skills are most often seen as needing “much improvement”

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

top 5 actions to address skill requirements based on percent saying action is very important
Top 5 Actions to Address Skill Requirements(based on percent saying action is very important)

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

importance of hiring new immigrants as an action to deal with human resource skill requirements
Importance of “Hiring new immigrants” as an action to deal with human resource/skill requirements

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

views on extending working careers to deal with skill shortages
Views on extending working careers to deal with skill shortages

% agree

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

viewpoints theme 3 workforce training issues
Viewpoints Theme 3Workforce Training Issues
  • Importance of employee training to business strategy and collective bargaining issues
  • Actions seen as most effective in increasing the amount of workplace training

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

slide23
Importance of Training Managers – reference to overall business strategy Labour leaders – reference to collective bargaining issues

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

slide24
Actions most commonly cited as “very effective” in increasing the amount of workplace training – Private Sector

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

slide25
Actions most commonly cited as “very effective” in increasing the amount of workplace training – Public Sector

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

slide26

Percent saying “it is important for business, labour and government to work together to improve the quantity and quality of workplace training”

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

viewpoints summary management and labour agreement on aspects of skills and training
Viewpoints Summary – Management and Labour Agreement on Aspects of Skills and Training
  • Skill shortages remain a top concern for management and labour
  • A large percentage of managers and labour leaders report current or anticipated shortages
  • Both management and labour say that training is a key strategic concern, and key to addressing skill needs
  • Most recognize the importance of working together on training

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

toward solutions three ways human capital policies can alleviate skill shortages
Toward Solutions:Three Ways Human Capital Policies Can Alleviate Skill Shortages

Alleviation of

Skill Shortages

Opportunities for

Full participation

Opportunities for

Workforce Skills

Development

Promoting

Innovative Practices

and

Partnerships

Human

Capital

Development

Utilisation

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

responding to the skills shortage challenge 1
Responding to the Skills Shortage Challenge (1)
  • Maximizing Opportunities for Full Participation:
    • Allowing older workers to remain active and productive labour force participants
    • Increasing access to the labour market by groups such as Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities
    • Easing access to the labour market for internationally-trained workers
    • Increasing the participation of women in non-traditional occupations
    • Easing the entry of youth in the labour market

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

responding to the skills shortage challenge 2
Responding to the Skills Shortage Challenge (2)
  • Maximizing Opportunities for Skills Development:
    • Creating better linkages between the education system and the labour market
    • Increasing the scope, breath and efficacy of workplace training
    • Removing barriers to apprenticeship training
    • Making the business case for investment in training and HR development
    • Enhancing essential and foundation skills for the workforce

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

responding to the skills shortage challenge 3
Responding to the Skills Shortage Challenge (3)
  • Working Together to Work Better:
    • How to effectively organize our economy, institutions and workplaces
    • Promoting innovative practices (within and between businesses)
    • Encouraging business-labour and other stakeholder partnerships

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

the canadian council on learning
The Canadian Council on Learning
  • Established in 2004
  • Federally funded with $85 million over 5 years
  • Five ‘Knowledge Centres’ – CLBC leads ‘Work and Learning Knowledge Centre’
  • 70 consortium members, 30 advisory committee members

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

ccl work and learning knowledge centre main themes
CCL Work and Learning Knowledge Centre – Main Themes
  • Increasing the quantity of workplace training
  • Increasing the quality and effectiveness of workplace training
  • Improving school – work transitions
  • Increasing access to training by specific groups, including immigrants

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

workplace partners panel
Workplace Partners Panel
  • Launched in October, 2005
  • Four year funding
  • Engagement of senior business and labour leaders
  • Opportunity to improve engagement and deliver business/labour perspectives on labour market issues
  • Gives business and labour a key role in agenda setting

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

workplace partners panel35
Workplace Partners Panel
  • Lead-off Activity:

A series of Regional Task Forces consisting of business and labour leaders

  • Topic:

The impact of an ageing work force on skills, skill shortages and labour markets

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

summary and key observations
Summary and Key Observations
  • Relative to G8 and OECD countries, Canada is performing well in terms of economic growth, national debt, formal levels of educational attainment and employment
  • Continuing cause for concern around global competition and productivity, learning and skills development, workforce demographics and skill shortages
  • All provincesare facing a demographic crunch; concern about skill shortages on the rise
  • Business, labour and public sector leaders agree that upgrading skills of current employees through training is the #1 required action to meet future skill requirements
  • Multipartite collaboration, including Canadian Council on Learning and Workplace Partners Panel, offer great advantages in dealing with today’s economic,labour market, and skills challenges

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

thank you
Thank You!

Shirley Seward, CEO

Canadian Labour and Business Centre

55 Metcalfe, Suite 1440

Ottawa, Ontario

K1P 6L5

(613) 234-0505

s.seward@clbc.ca

Canadian Labour and Business Centre