Authors: Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
Over the past few decades, Canada’s labour requirements have changed drastically — from a need for physical labourers to a need for knowledge workers — as a result of changes in economic and social conditions that have included advances in information and communication technologies, globalization of economic activity and shifting demographics. Consequently, employers and firms are increasingly seeking skilled workers with a more sophisticated array of capabilities.
This document, CCL’s second report on the state of adult learning and workplace training in Canada, demonstrates that investments in human infrastructure — both in times of economic uncertainty and relative prosperity — are critical to securing a strong economy and greater social equity. Subjects covered in this document include the importance in strengthening Canada's human infrastructure, vulnerable Canadians—Understanding those at risk and supporting individuals, workers and their families.