Canadian spending on training stagnant

Ottawa calls for joint action to improve workforce; while research shows employers under-investing in T&D.
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

While employers bemoan the lack of skilled labour, statistics show Canadian businesses are doing little to fix the problem.

Much has been written and said about the changing economy, impending labour shortages and the importance of learning and development as a necessary response, but Canadian organizations have in reality done very little to adapt, said Stephanie Harris-Lalonde, author of a new report from the Conference Board of Canada on T&D.

Specifically, spending on training has remained essentially unchanged since the early ’90s.