Archived — HRSDC-IC-SSHRC Skills Research Initiative

An innovative economy requires a highly skilled workforce. The Skills Research Initiative (SRI) aimed to build the knowledge base required for policy in order to ensure that the skilled labour force needed by an innovative economy will be available. The SRI was a collaborative, medium-term policy-research program sponsored by Industry Canada (IC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

SRI research was carried out in four areas related to increasing skills availability in Canada:

  1. Labour Market and Skills Implications of Population Aging;
  2. Employer-Supported Training;
  3. Adjustments in Markets for Skilled Workers;
  4. International Mobility of Skilled Workers.

The SRI has now completed its research program. The final publication of SRI reports includes three synthesis papers presenting the research findings and their policy implications, and an overview paper reviewing the principal research findings and overall policy implications.

  1. Skills for Innovation and Growth — Overview of Key Findings and Policy Implications of the Skills Research Initiative—Archived
  2. The Labour Market and Skill Implications of Population Aging in Canada: A Synthesis of Key Findings and Policy Implications—Archived
  3. Adjustments in Markets for Skilled Workers in Canada: A Synthesis of Key Findings and Policy Implications—Archived
  4. International Mobility of Highly Skilled Workers: A Synthesis of Key Findings and Policy Implications—Archived
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