- The Canadian Chamber of Commerce lists skills shortages as the number one barrier to Canada’s competitiveness.
- A third of senior Canadian executives surveyed by Workopolis reported that a shortage of skilled workers is the greatest challenge facing Canadian businesses, on par with concerns about the general state of the economy.
- The Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports that about a third of businesses surveyed reported having experienced skills shortages limiting their expansion, a rate that is double what was seen in early 2010.
- The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition states that nearly one-half of companies surveyed face “immediate labour and/or skills shortages.”
Skills of the Future
Future Labour Market trends
David Aplin Group is a private family and employee-owned Canadian staffing agency founded in Alberta in 1975, recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished recruiting firms. Our mission is to positively impact lives. Blog author, Chris Roach, is Aplin's Engineering & Technical Principal Consultant based in the Greater Toronto Area.