Mr. Speaker, we know the nature of the job market is changing in Canada and our demographics are changing dramatically as well. We see certain sectors of our economy struggling while other sectors are booming, with labour shortages in almost every region of the country.
Clearly we need to prepare our young people to become the highly skilled and flexible workforce that will be critical to Canada's economic success in the coming years.
Last week the OECD released a report on jobs and youth. Could the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development tell us how Canada compares to other countries with respect to training and education for youth and what our government is doing to further advance these critical issues?