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This research area covers policies affecting education and skills acquisition and retention, in addition to examining policies, such as employment insurance, social assistance, training programs, or barriers to mobility, affecting the incentives, employment opportunities and labour market outcomes of Canadians or specific groups of Canadians.

Future Shock? The Impact of Automation on Canada's Labour Market
March 16, 2017 - Rosalie Wyonch and Matthias Oschinski
Automation poses no doomsday scenario for jobs in Canada, suggests a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Future Shock? The Impact of Automation on Canada’s Labour Market,” authors Matthias ...
Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net
January 24, 2017 - Peter Hicks
Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward...
Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and Student Results
January 10, 2017 - David Johnson, Huijie Guo, Master of Business Economics and Wilfrid Laurier University
There is little correlation between fundraising success at schools and student grades, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and...
Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-standard Employment
December 2, 2016 - Colin Busby and Ramya Muthukumaran
Canada should strengthen the safety net under workers in precarious jobs, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-...
Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How to Improve Them
May 18, 2016 - David M. Gray and Colin Busby
Improvements, not an overhaul, are needed for Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
John Richards - Look to B.C. for a Glimmer of Hope in Indigenous Education
Intelligence Memos
From: John Richards To: Canadian Ministers of Education Date: December 21, 2017 Re: Look to B.C. for a Glimmer of Hope in Indigenous Education Statistics Canada recently released its final batch of...
Census 2016: Where is the discussion about Indigenous education? - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Recently, Statistics Canada released the final batch of results from the 2016 census. It included education statistics for Canadians – including Indigenous Canadians. Perhaps Indigenous education...
Canada’s Troubling Downward Trend in Work-Force Skills - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Canada faces a troubling trend in the skills levels of its work force. Despite more Canadians obtaining a postsecondary education between 2003 and 2012, literacy and numeracy skills have slid. What...
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  • Human Capital Trends - Experience HR in the Digital Age
Roundtable Luncheon with Aaron Groulx, Partner, HR Transformation, Deloitte Canada
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
26 Sep 2017
Sep
26
  • Inside Access: Thinking about Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta: Theoretically, Empirically, and Regionally
Conference Call with Joseph Marchand, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta
Conference Call
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
07 Sep 2017
Sep
07
  • Inside Access: Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills Development among Indigenous Peoples
Conference Call with Parisa Mahboubi, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute and Colin Busby, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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