No cause for alarm when it comes to labour shortage: IRPP

But better data needed, right questions need to be asked to pre-empt it
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/05/2014

Experts trying to solve Canada’s labour shortage have been focusing on the wrong questions, according to one opinion.

"The amount of discussion that has been generated on ‘Do we have labour shortages or not?’ is a distraction from the real issue," Tyler Meredith says.

Meredith, a research director with the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), said there needs to be improvement in the collection and analysis of labour market data and better engagement of employers and educational institutions in the creation of labour market policy.