Workforce Development

Successful and competitive businesses require talented and skilled workers.

To ensure competitiveness in a global economy, CEDEC works with partners to address workforce opportunities and identify the investments in training and skills development required to meet the needs of the labour market.

Connecting Employers to the Right Talent

A Workforce Development Strategy for Quebec English speakers

PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF BILINGUAL EMPLOYEES

Demonstrate important impact on Canadian economy

GENERATE BETTER LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Gather data, analyze evidence and focus on consolidating and growing a robust evidence base on Quebéc’s English-speaking workforce

SUPPORT EMPLOYERS

Develop a robust analytics capacity, including workforce analysis, forecasting, and modelling

Coordination of workforce integration between job seekers, employers and service providers

SUPPORT SERVICE PROVIDERS

Develop a continuum of workforce development services and products that can provide the framework for an integrated network approach to workforce development

FACT 01:

CANADA’S MAJOR ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE CHALLENGES

The economy and the labour market are affected by five principal forces of change:

GLOBALIZATION
including lingering fears of returning to recession conditions in many parts of the world

DOMESTIC SHIFTS
in the economy (example: reduction in oil prices, the value of the Canadian dollar, etc.)

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
which are shaping how private, public and not-for-profit sectors and organizations develop, distribute and support their products, services and networks

INNOVATION
including disruptive innovations that create new markets by discovering new categories of customers

DEMOGRAPHIC
shifts in the structure of the general population and therefore the labour force

FACT 02:

CANADA SPECIFICALLY FACES THE CONSEQUENCES AND CHALLENGES OF AN AGING POPULATION

The ratio of “working-age” people (aged 15-64) to seniors (aged 65 and older) continues to decline.

The ratio* is expected to drop:

FACT 03:

A QUICK LOOK AT GENERAL ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE CONSIDERATIONS IN QUÉBEC

Over the next two years, employment growth in Canada will be moderate but slightly higher than that expected for Québec. The number of jobs in Québec should increase on average by 0.7% per year (2012-2016).

This is a much slower rate than in the last ten years, i.e. 1.4% annually.

Between 2014 and 2021, it is expected* that:

1.4 million jobs
will become available in Québec

20% (264,000)
of these jobs will be a result of economic development

80% (1.1 million)
will be retirement replacement jobs

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