Collection: Research Materials
This document outlines the results of a survey conducted among the members of Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick (CÉNB) in March 2011.
Sixty-five percent of the survey respondents reported problems in finding the workers they need and cited three main causes for workforce shortages: the availability of workers; lack of qualifications or training; and lack of interest in the positions offered. Overall, it appears that while there are enough potential employees available, the real problem is that many of them lack the required qualifications.
To solve the problem, the CÉNB recommends promoting awareness of the importance of developing and improving Essential Skills; increasing awareness of the benefits of a healthy learning culture in the workplace; adopting the use of financial and tax incentives to promote greater workforce participation in continuing education; and encouraging employers and the academic community to work together with respect to education, training and recognition of prior learning.
The CÉNB promotes entrepreneurship among New Brunswick Francophones and keeps government aware of the interests of the Francophone business community.