This project seeks to examine the characteristics of Canadian adult learners with labour market experience who took further education or training for upskilling or reskilling, as well as those who expressed an unmet learning need and want. The project analyzes data from the Longitudinal International Survey of Adults linked to tax records to gain a better understanding of adult learners, including: causes and correlations for (re)entry into education and training, such as job loss, change in family status or other life events; and the barriers adults face in pursuing education and training. The research also considers how federal and provincial/territorial student financial assistance programs can better support adult learners.
Published: October 2020
Capability: Data Sciences - Policy Research
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Post-Secondary Education - Graduate Labour Market - Access and Persistence - Student Financial Aid
Population: General Population - Low-skilled Workers - Older Workers