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Shifting Roles: Active Labour Market Policy in Canada under the Labour Market Development Agreement

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Training and skill development, business start-up assistance, career information, and job search and placement supports are some of the ways that Canadians get help to enter and strengthen their position in the job market.  In this paper, the author, who was also the conference rapporteur, synthesizes the contributions made by conference presenters and participants.  He also maps a forward agenda for governments and researchers, taking into account the implications of the Labour Market Development Agreements for public policy, for federalism and for citizen involvement in how labour markets are shaped in Canada.

Release Date: 13 Jun 2002
Number of pages: 114
Document number: 12386
Keywords: labour market, employment, participation, training, decentralization