AAAE - Skills shortages: What skills shortage?

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Friday 22 November 2019, 12:00 - 13:45


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WHO: Steven Tobin, Executive Director, Labour Market Information Council

BIO:  Mr. Tobin provides the overall strategic leadership and management of the LMIC with the guidance of the Board of Directors and informed by LMIC’s two advisory panels. He brings significant expertise in managing research and providing policy guidance on a range of labour market and social issues acquired at the international, national and regional levels.

Mr. Tobin previously worked at the International Labour Organization, where he led the production and dissemination of the ILO’s flagship report assessing the global labour market situation and outlook and headed a new stream of evidenced-based employment policy research.

He has also worked for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and has held labour market related leadership positions at the federal and provincial levels of government.

WHAT: Skills shortages: What skills shortage?

DESCRIPTION: Labour market imbalances (specifically labour and skill shortages) continue to be at the forefront of the discussions on the state of the Canadian economy. Yet, there is still a lot of ambiguity regarding the differences between these terms, how to measure them and ultimately, how to adequately respond to them. In his upcoming presentation, Steven Tobin of the LMIC will shed light on these related but distinct concepts, focusing on both their definitions and novel ways of empirical measurement set against the backdrop of recent historical developments in this area. or

WHEN: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 12:00pm to 1:45pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE:  Bank of Canada Halifax office boardroom - 1701 Hollis Street, 13th floor

COST: Due to individual dietary needs, we are offering new registration options should you wish to bring your own lunch.

  • Member
    • lunch - $10
    • No lunch - $5
    • Teleconference - $5
  • Non member
    • Lunch - $20
    • No lunch - $15
    • Teleconference - $15

CONFERENCE CALL: A Skype and/or teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Wednesday, November 20th.

Refunds will not be provided for cancellations. Please note that individuals seeking to register after Wednesday, November 20th will be charged a late registration fee of $20. Late registration can be made at the CABE store.


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