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Canada is suffering a shortage of skilled-trades workers like electrician Amanda Christie of Waterloo, Ont. The OECD says provincial barriers to labour mobility are a big part of the problem.
Canada is suffering a shortage of skilled-trades workers like electrician Amanda Christie of Waterloo, Ont. The OECD says provincial barriers to labour mobility are a big part of the problem.
(Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

OECD highlights Canada’s labour mobility barriers

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has weighed in on Canada’s skills shortages – and it places most of the blame on a lack of labour mobility.

In a new report on the Canadian economy released Wednesday, the 34-country international economic and social development group included a section on skills shortages that focused much of its criticism on stubborn barriers to worker migration. In short, not enough skilled workers are moving to the regions where their skills are most needed.