CCC says Canada's labour market information is not good enough

May 26, 2015

A report released last week by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) says that "the federal government is delivering a poor performance" when it comes to providing labour market information. Canada earned its highest grade, a "B," for information on labour force needs by geographic area, a slight improvement since 2014. Elsewhere, the verdict is not as positive. Areas of particular weakness include information on future labour force needs and on workforce training. The CCC says the government should make data more accessible and user-friendly; coordinate and aggregate sector-specific projections with its broad-based projections; and support a publicly funded, arm's-length agency to prepare labour market information for public consumption. Globe and Mail | CCC News Release | Full Report