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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...

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...

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...

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-...

Job One is Jobs: Workers Need Better Policy Support and Stronger Skills
February 2, 2016 - Craig Alexander

Canada’s policy makers should focus on four priorities to spur growth in Canada’s economy, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Job One is Jobs: Workers Need Better Policy...

Underperforming Adults? The Paradox of Skills Development in Canada
September 16, 2015 - Andrew Parkin

Canada’s lacklustre performance on the OECD’s test of adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving has raised questions about the quality of provincial education systems, but the explanation for...

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...
Busby and Mahboubi - Let’s Close the Skills Gaps between Indigenous People and Non-Indigenous Canadians
Intelligence Memos
To: Provincial ministers of education; provincial ministers of postsecondary education From: Colin Busby and Parisa Mahboubi Date: September 26, 2017 RE: Let’s Close the Skills Gaps between...
Parisa Mahboubi - Canada Can Do More in Race for Skilled Workers
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To: Concerned Canadians Date: June 12, 2017 Re: Canada Can Do More in Race for Skilled Workers A number of global destinations are tightening immigration and temporary foreign...
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'...

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