Monday, October 21, 2013

Canadian labour force capitalizing on skills shortages by retraining

While corporate Canada grapples with the challenges associated with Canada's ongoing skills shortage, Canadian employees see a silver lining. According to Hays Canada's survey What People Want 2013, which collected data from more than 3,000 working and non working Canadians, 88 per cent plan on, or are considering acquiring news skills to capitalize on skills shortages in other industries.

Canadians are well aware that many industries face a talent gap. Seventy-five per cent believe there is a moderate to extremely high skills shortage and a corresponding number (78%) experience moderate to extremely high workplace pressures because of it.

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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.