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Skills – where are we today? The state of skills and PSE in Canada

Canada requires a high-performing post-secondary education (PSE) sector to produce people with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to economic, social, political and individual well-being. Although Canada’s PSE sector has performed relatively well to date on many measures, we can do much better. More attention needs to be focused on the quality of skills being produced to meet and address current and future economic and social opportunities and challenges. Skills—Where Are We Today? The State of Skills and PSE in Canada provides a systems perspective on the state of skills and higher education in Canada and identifies areas where the sector could improve in producing highly skilled graduates. It is one of three foundational studies for the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education that, together, offer the first steps in a diagnosis of the sector and its performance.