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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.

Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge
March 24, 2017 - William B.P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis
Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Equipment Failure:...
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...
Fast-growing Municipal Wages Point to Need to Revisit Labour Laws: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
In recent years, municipal employees’ wage growth has constantly outpaced other unionized sectors. Since wages, salaries and benefits make up more than half of the operating expenditure for most...
The Regent Debate: Hugh Segal and Conrad Black - Rebuttals
Intelligence Memos
In this special series of Intelligence Memos we presented the opposing arguments made at the C.D. Howe Institute’s inaugural Regent Debate earlier this month. Four prominent voices, Janice MacKinnon...
The Regent Debate: Hugh Segal - The Case for a Universal Basic Income
Intelligence Memos
In this special series of Intelligence Memos we present the opposing arguments made at the C.D. Howe Institute’s inaugural Regent Debate earlier this month. Four prominent voices, Janice MacKinnon,...
10 Oct 2017
Oct
10
  • 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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