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Education, Skills and Labour Market

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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.

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: More Educated, But Less Skilled Canadians
November 14, 2017 - Parisa Mahboubi
Canada’s workforce has experienced a troubling slide in literacy and numeracy skills, despite higher levels of education and improvements in learning technology, according to a new report from the C....
Thinking about Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta: Theoretically, Empirically, and Regionally
September 26, 2017 - Joseph Marchand
After weighing the lessons of economic theory and real-world experience, a leading Alberta economist, Joseph Marchand, concludes that Alberta’s move to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018...
Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills Development among Indigenous Peoples
September 6, 2017 - Parisa Mahboubi and Colin Busby
Closing the skills gap between working-age Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is essential for the economic success of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, according to a report from the C.D. Howe...
Red Flags for Educators: Lessons for Canada in the PISA Results
August 29, 2017 - John Richards
As students prepare for return to school, educators and parents in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the four Atlantic provinces should be concerned about their student test scores, according to a new...
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 ...
Parisa Mahboubi - High Education, Lower Literacy: What to Do?
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To: Canada’s ministers of education and skills development Date: November 20, 2017 Re: High Education, Lower Literacy: What to Do? Canada’s workforce has experienced a troubling...
What Is to Blame for the Widening Racial Earnings Gap? - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Canada's labour force has become more diverse, but visible minorities as a whole still struggle to achieve parity in the labour market. Even accounting for differences in individuals' characteristics...
Off balance: Canada, the U.S. and labour mobility - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
As it contemplates the possibility of a modernized NAFTA, Canada should seek to improve labour mobility throughout North America to address skill shortages in Canada. The narrative around the Trump...
Le choc du futur? Les répercussions de l'automatisation sur le marché du travail au Canada
Research
L'automatisation ne pose pas de scénario de fin du monde pour les emplois au Canada,  suggère un nouveau rapport de l’Institut C.D. Howe. Dans « Le choc du futur? Les répercussions de l'...
Nous avons étudié la rémunération des enseignants au Canada. Ce que nous avons découvert vous surprendra.
Research
Il n’existe aucune relation claire entre les résultats des évaluations des élèves à l’échelle provinciale et la rémunération relative des enseignants dans les six plus importantes provinces...
Réformer le financement des services de garde des enfants au Québec: oui, mais comment?
Research
Avec les élections au Québec qui approchent à grands pas, le financement des services de garde (et des services publics en général) risque d’être encore une fois au cœur des débats. Dans l’étude «...
17 Nov 2017
Nov
17
  • Inside Access: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians
Conference Call with Parisa Mahboubi, Senior Policy Analyst
Conference Call
Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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

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