Budget watchdog finds little evidence of labour, skills shortages


mentalfloss
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Budget watchdog finds little evidence of labour, skills shortages

Canada's budget watchdog says there is little evidence of serious labour shortages or a skills mismatch problem in the country.

The finding by the parliamentary budget office could once again put it on a collision course with Stephen Harper's Conservatives.

The government has made much of a skills mismatch to justify measures like the foreign temporary workers program, stricter unemployment insurance eligibility rules and the Canada Job Grant, unpopular with the provinces.

But the PBO says there is no evidence to suggest the current situation is any different from that prior to the 2008-09 recession, and that some level of skills mismatch in an economy is normal.

The report does find some pockets of market tightness, particularly in Saskatchewan.

Its conclusion echoes a Statistics Canada report last week that found about 200,000 job vacancies across the country in December, the lowest level since the agency began tracking the data in March 2011.

Budget watchdog finds little evidence of labour, skills shortages
 
Nuggler
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No No No, Budget Watchdog guy. You gotta BELIEVE HELMETHEAD and his band of idiots.

BELIEVE

BELIEVE

SUCK UP THE KNOWLEDGE
 
taxslave
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Budget watchdog is full of $hit. Currently the project I am on has about 100 electricians alone from Ontario and need more. Of all trades. The problem is not getting help, it is getting qualified help. That will work in a camp.
 
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