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Labour Market Recovery after Covid in Canada – How broad the reach of it will be is very much an open question

The Canadian labor market experienced a period of unprecedented turmoil following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyze the main changes using standard labor force statistics and new data on job postings. Envisaging a phase of temporary severing of employment relationships followed by a phase of more standard labor market search and matching, we … Continue reading

Pénurie de Main-d’Oeuvre au Canada – Comment s’y adapter ?

La présente étude est fondée sur les résultats de deux sondages réalisés par BDC : un sondage sur les conditions du marché du travail mené en mai 2021 auprès de 1 251 entrepreneurs canadiens, et un sondage mené en juin 2021 auprès de 3 000 Canadiens sur leur emploi ainsi que les défis qui y … Continue reading

Middle Class in Canada – The policy changes required

In the 30 years after World War II there was a remarkable growth in the Canadian standard of living. Average real weekly earnings grew at a rate that more than doubled every 28 years. The typical family not only experienced a steady material improvement, but parents could expect that their children would have double their … Continue reading

COVID-19 Recession in Canada – The C.D. Howe Institute Business Cycle Council declares the end of it

The C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council, Canada’s main arbiter of business cycle dates, has declared an end to the COVID-19 recession. The Council decided on August 9 to declare an end to the recession that began in March 2020. It judged that the recovery from the recession is now prolonged and sustained enough to … Continue reading

EI and Working-While-on-Claim Provisions in Canada – Does working part-time help claimants ?

Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program provides income support for workers who have lost their jobs. The program also strives to help recently unemployed Canadians keep a foothold in the labour market and provide a stepping stone to new permanent work. It does so through working-while-on-claim (WWC) provisions that encourage claimants to take part-time or casual … Continue reading

L’Emploi au Canada (Juillet 2021) — L’emploi augmente dans quatre provinces

L’emploi a augmenté dans quatre provinces en juillet, et des hausses ont été enregistrées en Ontario, au Manitoba, en Nouvelle-Écosse et à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. (NDLR : aussi au Québec, voir tableau plus bas) La Saskatchewan est la seule province où l’emploi a diminué. La Colombie-Britannique est la seule province où l’emploi a été supérieur à son … Continue reading

Covid and Working from Home in Canada – 30% of employees aged 15 to 64

Working from home: a new experiment for many Canadian workers and employers The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the work location of thousands of Canadian workers. From April 2020 to June 2021, 30% of employees aged 15 to 64 who worked during the Labour Force Survey (LFS) reference week had performed most of their hours from … Continue reading

COVID et Jeunes au Canada – Les taux d’emploi ont diminué considérablement de 2019 à 2020

Alors que la pandémie de COVID-19 perturbait le marché du travail canadien, les taux d’emploi des jeunes hommes et jeunes femmes ont diminué considérablement de 2019 à 2020, davantage que ceux des Canadiens plus âgés. Les jeunes femmes qui n’étaient pas aux études à temps plein ont vu leur taux d’emploi diminuer d’environ 8 points de pourcentage, passant de 78,8 % en 2019 à 71,0 % en 2020. … Continue reading

Teleworking and Labour Laws in Canada – The emphasis should be on removing barriers that inhibit working from home

Many of our labour laws and regulations were established in an earlier era when the economy was vastly different than it is today. Just as technological change has made many of our production procedures and skills obsolete, it is not surprising that many of our labour policies would be obsolete. And just as there is … Continue reading

Middle Class in Canada – The policy changes required

Since 1976, however, the growth in average real weekly earnings has slowed dramatically, and now would take more than 400 years to double. Because housing prices are imperfectly reflected in the Consumer Price Index this understates the stagnation of wages relative to the most significant cost for the Canadian dream. In 1976 the average price … Continue reading

Post-Pandemic Labour Shortages in Canada – Increase in voluntary job turnover will exacerbate them

As shortages grow, so will the urgency for Canada to turn to new and under-utilized sources of labour force growth, including immigration, women, and visible minorities. However, these will not provide much relief in the short-run. While the government has lifted the number of new permanent residents to pre-pandemic levels, most of this only reflects a change of … Continue reading

Skills and Occupation Mapping in Canada – The Occupational Skills and Information System (OaSIS)

The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) has been working jointly with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada (STC) to describe jobs in terms of their skills requirements and other characteristics. First, a concept note was presented, outlining the anticipated approach towards mapping ESDC’s new Skills and Competencies Taxonomy to the National Occupational … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in Canada, 2019 – Just under one-third of apprentices had certified in their trade six years after registration

In 2013, there were 93,430 apprentices who began their training. By 2019, six years into the program, those who registered in 2013 were less likely to certify in their trade and more likely to discontinue, compared with those who had registered in 2011 and 2012. This leads to growing concerns about the potential shortage of … Continue reading

Atlantic Provinces of Canada – Employer attitudes towards hiring newcomers and international students

With declining fertility rates, an ageing population, and continued outmigration, Atlantic Canada is facing a population crisis. One of the chief solutions for this problem is to increase the number of immigrants to improve the demographic outlook of the region; the remote nature of the Atlantic provinces, combined with immigrants’ tendency to seek residency in … Continue reading

Slowing Labour Force Growth in Canada – The country can no longer rely on labour force growth to offset its poor investment and productivity record of recent years

Most projections show that the growth of Canada’s labour force will continue to slow for years, with growth dependent on immigration as our population ages. However, the pandemic has reinforced the fact that projections about the future are inherently uncertain. Already, immigration fell sharply in 2020. The pandemic’s effect on the long-term course of labour … Continue reading

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