Canada’s competitiveness depends on developing youth, retaining older workers

Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge's take on the importance of investing in skills
By David Dodge
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/27/2005

Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge spoke on Canada’s Competitiveness: The Importance of Investing in Skills at the first annual David Dodge Dinner and Lecture hosted by the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, last month.

Three global trends — technological change, globalization, and demographic shifts — must be central to our thinking as we prepare our workforce and our economy for the challenges that we face. So, in light of these trends, how do we best develop our labour force to boost our productivity?