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  • 11-July-2019

    English

    Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Canada 2019

    Canada has not only the largest in terms of numbers, but also the most elaborate and longest-standing skilled labour migration system in the OECD. Largely as a result of many decades of managed labour migration, more than one in five people in Canada is foreign-born, one of the highest shares in the OECD. 60% of Canada’s foreign-born population are highly educated, the highest share OECD-wide. The recent introduction of Express Entry, a two-step selection system based on an initial pre-sreening of suitable candidates who enter a pool by Expression of Interest and subsequent selection of the most skilled candidates from the pool, has further enhanced the competitive edge of the selection system relative to other countries. It also ensures that those with the skills to succeed are admitted to Canada in a quick and efficient way. Core to Canada's success is not only the elaborate selection system itself, but also the innovation and infrastructure around it, which ensures constant testing, monitoring and adaptation of its parameters. This includes a comprehensive and constantly improving data infrastructure, coupled with the capacity to analyse it, and swift policy reaction to new evidence and emerging challenges.
  • 27-June-2019

    English

    Making Dispute Resolution More Effective – MAP Peer Review Report, Canada (Stage 2) - Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 14

    Under Action 14, countries have committed to implement a minimum standard to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The MAP is included in Article 25 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and commits countries to endeavour to resolve disputes related to the interpretation and application of tax treaties. The Action 14 Minimum Standard has been translated into specific terms of reference and a methodology for the peer review and monitoring process. The minimum standard is complemented by a set of best practices. The peer review process is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 assesses countries against the terms of reference of the minimum standard according to an agreed schedule of review. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review report. This report reflects the outcome of the stage 2 peer monitoring of the implementation of the Action 14 Minimum Standard by Canada, which is accompanied by a document addressing the implementation of best practices which can be accessed on the OECD website.
  • 29-May-2019

    English

    Migration policy affects attractiveness of OECD countries to international talent

    The most attractive OECD countries for highly qualified potential immigrants are Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada, in part because of favourable admission and stay conditions.

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  • 22-May-2019

    English, PDF, 553kb

    Skills Strategy Canada Country Note

    This document describes the key findings for Canada from the OECD Skills Strategy 2019.

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  • 16-May-2019

    English

    Urgent action needed to address growing opioid crisis

    Governments should treat the opioid epidemic as a public health crisis and improve treatment, care and support for people misusing opioids. Overdose deaths continue to rise, fuelled by an increase in prescription and over-prescription of opioids for pain management and the illicit drugs trade, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-May-2019

    English, PDF, 955kb

    OECD Skills Outlook: How does Canada compare?

    The Skills Outlook Scoreboard assesses the extent to which Canada is able to make the most of digitalisation. Canada’s performance is measured along 3 main dimensions: Skills for digitalisation, Digital exposure and Skillsrelated policy effort.

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  • 25-April-2019

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2019 - Key findings for Canada

    13.5% of jobs in Canada are at risk of automation, around the OECD average. A higher share of jobs, 28.6%, are at risk of a significant change. While this is lower than the OECD average, it remains a large share of the Canadian workforce.

  • 11-April-2019

    English, PDF, 463kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Canada

    The tax wedge for the average single worker in Canada increased by 0.1 percentage points from 30.6 in 2017 to 30.7 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).

  • 10-April-2019

    English, PDF, 367kb

    The Squeezed Middle Class - How does Canada compare?

    This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.

  • 10-April-2019

    English

    International Trade by Commodity Statistics - Volume 2019 Issue 1

    This reliable source of yearly data covers a wide range of statistics on international trade of OECD countries and provides detailed data in value by commodity and by partner country. The first four volumes of International Trade by Commodity Statistics each contain the tables for six countries, published in the order in which they become available. The fifth contains seven countries and the sixth volume also includes the OECD country groupings OECD Total and EU28-Extra.For each country, this publication shows detailed tables relating to the Harmonised System HS 2012 classification, Sections and Divisions (one- and two- digit). Each table presents imports and exports of a given commodity with more than seventy partner countries or country groupings for the most recent five-year period available.
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