Indicators and targets: An entrepreneurial and highly skilled workforce
Jobs and innovation: Tracking progress and results
People and skills
Target: Increase the share of science and technology-related jobs to 40% by 2025
Target: Increase coding and other digital skills training available to students across Canada's K-12 school system by 2025, reaching 500,000 students by 2019.
Figure 1.1: Professional, Science and Technology-related Jobs as Share of Total Employment in Canada
Canada has already increased the number of professional, science and technology-related jobs as a share of total jobs. Canada's Innovation and Skills Plan aims to create more of these high-quality, well-paying jobs for Canadians.
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|Year||S&T-Related Jobs as a Share of Total Employment|
Figure 1.2: Professional, Science and Technology-related Jobs, OECD Countries (2011)
In 2011 (latest international comparison), Canada ranked 21st among OECD countries, with 30% of total employment being professional, science and tech-related occupations.
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|Average Top 5 OECD||43.6%|
Figure 1.3: Adult Participation Rates in Formal and/or Non-formal Education, Age 25-64 (2012)
In an innovative economy, citizens have the opportunity to pursue lifelong learning and on-the job training.
Adult participation in on-the-job training is an important measure of how well Canadians are supported in developing new professional skills.
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|Countries||Participation rate in formal and/or non-formal education|
|England/N. Ireland (UK)||56.0%|
Figure 1.4: Number of Mitacs Internships
The Government has renewed and expanded federal funding for Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization that builds partnerships between industry and educational institutions, to provide additional work-integrated leaning opportunities for post-secondary students. Mitacs has set an ambitious goal of doubling the current level of work-integrated learning placements for post-secondary students and graduates to 10,000 placements each year by 2021/22.
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|Fiscal Year||Number of Internships|
|Corporate Plan Target|
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