Six recommendations to increase workforce skills & participation - senate standing committee on banking, commerce and the economy
9 November 2022
Thank you for inviting me to provide testimony professions have become cross-functional and the post- with respect to the economy and inflation. [...] In many parts of the country, labour force than entering it – means that for Canada these problems combine to leave businesses unable to continue to be competitive, Canadian workers must to fill jobs and unable to meet demand for their products become more productive. [...] Of the one million jobs available There are only two immediate answers to the labour at the end of June, 38 per cent did not have a stated shortage: immigration and increased participation in the minimum education requirement and 23 per cent did not workforce. [...] is not the purview of the federal government – but the government has a lever they can use to help to increase both skills and participation in the workforce. [...] Assessment would A system such as I have outlined – would help to ensure be to standardized competencies against criteria of that the billions of dollars transferred to the provinces what competence looks like.