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New technologies, demographic shifts and global volatility are just a few of the forces affecting workplaces around the globe. 

Canadian employers are responding to the rapid pace of change by looking for ways to build...

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Delivered by Valerie Walker, Executive Director, Business/Higher Education Roundtable

Mr. Chair, committee members, thank you for inviting me here today.

The Business/Higher Education Roundtable – BHER, for short – brings together the leaders of some...

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Across the country, an unprecedented coalition of educators and employers have come together to ensure that Canada has the most highly skilled and productive work force in the world.

We believe that the most efficient...

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We are in an era where discoveries made anywhere can disrupt markets everywhere. As a result, Canada’s ability to turn research into products, services and scalable businesses quickly will increasingly determine our country’s competitiveness. 

Success...

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Colleges across the country partner with industry on applied research and innovation projects that enable firms to innovate, grow and increase competitiveness. Colleges work with companies from a broad range of sectors that range in...

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In June 2018, in response to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, BHER was pleased to provide an overview of the...

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Canadian employers are working harder and spending more to recruit recent post-secondary graduates in an increasingly competitive labour market, a new report indicates. The findings are based on responses from 95 of Canada’s largest companies...

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Will robots take all of the jobs? What kind of skills will employers need in 2027? How can people react to changing employment trends?

For the last few years, Canadian policy experts, thought leaders and...

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Canadians recognize the need to boost innovation and productivity to retain our position as one of the world’s leading economies. While there is much yet to be done, we have a solid foundation of strong...

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A study by Abacus Data exploring the perceptions and attitudes of students on work-integrated learning (WIL) guided by the following research objectives:

  1. Do students and recent graduates feel prepared for the workforce? What skills do...
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This summary report outlines the main findings of Academica’s report on work-integrated learning in Canada.

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The full report outlines the current state of work-integrated learning in the Canadian context, including providing a definition, best practices, outcomes and preliminary numbers of students enrolled in WIL programs.