Indicators and targets: A diverse 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

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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Figure 1.1: Professional, Science and Technology-related JobsFootnote * as Share of Total Employment in Canada
Year S&T-Related Jobs as a Share of Total Employment

Sources:

2000 28.0%
2001 28.5%
2002 28.6%
2003 28.2%
2004 28.2%
2005 29.1%
2006 29.1%
2007 29.5%
2008 29.9%
2009 30.5%
2010 31.0%
2011 30.9%
2012 31.0%
2013 31.7%
2014 31.8%
2015 32.7%
2016 34.0%
2017 34.0%
Target
2025 40.0%

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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Figure 1.2: Professional, Science and Technology-related Jobs, OECD Countries (2011)
Country Percent

Sources:

Luxembourg 56.0%
Sweden 41.5%
Switzerland 41.1%
Denmark 40.6%
Netherlands 38.5%
Iceland 38.7%
Germany 37.3%
France 37.0%
United States 35.4%
Italy 30.6%
New Zealand 30.4%
Canada 30.0%
United Kingdom 28.1%
Spain 25.8%
Japan 14.9%
Average Top 5 OECD 43.6%
Target
Canada 40.0%

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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Figure 1.3: Adult Participation Rates in Formal and/or Non-formal Education, Age 25-64 (2012)
Countries Participation rate in formal and/or non-formal education

Sources:

Finland 66.5%
Denmark 66.3%
Sweden 65.9%
Norway 64.3%
Netherlands 64.2%
United States 59.3%
Canada 58.3%
England/N. Ireland (UK) 56.0%
Australia 55.5%
Germany 53.0%
Estonia 52.7%
Average 51.2%
Ireland 50.8%
Korea 50.1%
Czech Republic 49.6%
Flanders (Belgium) 48.9%
Austria 48.4%
Spain 46.5%
Japan 41.9%
France 35.7%
Poland 35.4%
Slovak Republic 33.1%
Italy 24.9%
Russian Federation 19.6%

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 is on track to meet its ambitious goal of providing 10,000 work-integrated learning placements to post-secondary students and graduates each year by 2021/22.

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Figure 1.4: Number of Mitacs Internships
Fiscal Year Number of Internships

Sources:

2012/13 1,710
2013/14 1,762
2014/15 2,445
2015/16 4,622
2016/17 5,099
2017/18 8,096
Corporate Plan Target
2018/19 8,190
Overall Target
2021/22 10,000
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