Win-Win for Impending Labour Market Crunch

October 6, 2006

Many have observed current labour shortages in regions of Canada, and forecast an even tighter market over the next decade, as the baby boom generation reaches retirement age. On Thursday, the director of the Canadian Policy Research Networks’ Work Network published a brief essay suggesting three priorities: reducing high school drop-outs (through broader options, skilled trades preparation, and better career planning services), improving PSE access (through targeted financial aid, early intervention, and improved resources and transparency for universities and colleges), and making lifelong learning a reality for less-educated Canadians. (For the full two-page essay, see http://www.cprn.org/en/doc.cfm?doc=1541 )