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Skills Development

The opportunity to develop and use one’s skills and abilities is an important dimension of job quality. There is growing recognition that developing skills is a lifelong process. Skill development is more than just receiving training, it is also the opportunity to use one’s training and knowledge in one’s job. How do Canadian workers fair in terms of skill development compared with workers in other countries? We examine three indicators related to skills development:

(1) working with computers at work; 
(2) the skills match between the demands of the job and the skills a worker possesses; and
(3) the incidence of employer sponsored training.