The skills mismatch – the gap between the competencies of the people seeking work and the advanced skills and qualifications sought by employers – is a significant threat to Ontario’s prosperity.

The Conference Board of Canada estimates the skills gap costs Ontario as much as $24 billion annually in lost economic opportunity. The province is losing $3.7 billion per year in potential tax revenue.

The skills mismatch is expected to get worse as technology and new innovations continue to transform the workplace and create greater demands for more highly qualified people. Ontario must address this challenge.


 

Employment-focused education for a world-leading economy
- Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition

The Cost of Ontario’s Skills Gap.
- The Conference Board of Canada

Presentations from the Closing the Skills Gap symposium (June 21, 2013, in Toronto):

- Benjamin Tal, CIBC World Markets:

Presentation

- Michael Skolnik, OISE:

Presentation

- Michael Bloom, Conference Board of Canada:

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Advanced workforce skills for a sustained recovery
- Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition

People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People: Ontario’s Labour
Market Future

- Miner Management Consultants

Workforce Requirements: Recession and Recovery
- Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition

Ontario’s Looming Labour Shortage Challenges
- The Conference Board of Canada

The Challenge Ahead: Report on Initial Consultations Across Ontario
- Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition

The Challenge Ahead: Averting a Skills Crisis in Ontario
- Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition

 


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