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The Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway: A Situational Analysis of Human Resources Needs


  • Souleima El Achkar


This report examines human resource and skills issues pertaining to the Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway and Trade Corridor over the short- to medium-term (within the next five years). Based on information gathered through interviews with industry representatives and labour market data analysis, the report identifies common and inter-related challenges across the Gateway sectors (construction, air, marine, road and rail transportation, supply chain and multimodal transportation, and border security). Despite the economic downturn, there may be shortages of skilled labour in certain occupations. The report presents strategies being implemented by companies and industry associations to address human resource and skills challenges, and identifies existing gaps.

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  • Souleima El Achkar, 2009. "The Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway: A Situational Analysis of Human Resources Needs," CSLS Research Reports 2009-02, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:resrep:0902

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    Construction; transportation; border security; skills; human resources; labour market; human capital; recruitment; skilled workers; training; standards;

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    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J48 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Particular Labor Markets; Public Policy
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General

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