Education Of Canadian Aborigines Seen As Productivity Boost

Aboriginals key to economic future

Kerry Benjoe
Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A new study released Monday states that education is the key to unlocking billions for Canada’s economy in the next 10 years.

“We feel aboriginal Canadians can make a much more greater contribution to the economy in terms of more people working and higher productivity if they had better education,” said Andrew Sharpe, the study’s author. “There’s a lot lost to society by having people not using their full potential in terms of education.”

Sharpe completed the new study called, The Potential Contribution of Aboriginal Canadians to Labour Force, Employment, Productivity and Output Growth in Canada, 2001-2017 for the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS).

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