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Recovery After Covid in Canada – New spending should target the problems that are holding Canada’s productive capacity back

Any further debt-financed stimulus should be temporary, essential, and targeted to improving the economy’s productive capacity, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. At their most recent meeting, the Fiscal and Tax Working Group discussed what form new fiscal stimulus should take, but remained unconvinced that a large stimulus package is appropriate at … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Thousands of skilled workers invited to stay permanently

As we confront the pandemic’s second wave and chart a course for our recovery, attracting skilled immigrants—who bring the talents and skills our economy needs to thrive—is a central part of our plan. With travel restrictions limiting who can come to Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pioneering new ways to engage those … Continue reading

Labour Shortages in Healthcare in Canada – Some recommendations

This report evaluates factors contributing to healthcare labour shortages and investigates the inter-relationships between access to health services, the number of healthcare providers, compensation rates and migration patterns. Recommendations include a critical and strategic examination of fee schedules for physician services, with the goal of reducing the average cost per service but strategically increasing remuneration … Continue reading

Universal Basic Income (UBI) in British Columbia – Should be the central element of its transfer system experts panel says

2. Report summary Through this report,we endeavour to present comprehensive, consistent, and evidence­ based advice to the B.C. government in response to the tasks set out in the terms of reference. We do this in six parts, which: • introduce our task and provide a summary of the report (Part 1) • present a justice-based … Continue reading

Canada’s Training Ecosystem – A dire need to link the skills acquired through training and education programs to those sought in the job market

The recent Fall Economic Statement made it clear that the government is committed to investing in skills development to help Canadians weather the post-pandemic recovery. But how can we know what training helps to get the in-demand jobs? In a new paper published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy, Tony Bonen (Labour Market … Continue reading

Automation in Canada – The risk of significant technology-induced unemployment remains low for the near future

Key demographic groups are more vulnerable to job loss through automation than average, according to a C.D. Howe Institute report supported by the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University and the Future Skills Centre. In “The Next Wave: Automation and Canada’s Labour Market,” author Rosalie Wyonch assesses the likely impact of technological automation on Canada’s labour … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in Canada – Less than one-fifth complete their training within the designated time period

Less than one-fifth of people who embark upon an apprenticeship program in Canada complete their training within the designated time period. Less than one-fifth Apprentices in higher-paying apprenticeship positions are more likely to complete their program within a given period of time than those in lower-paying positions, according to a new study. Skilled trades are … Continue reading

Universal Basic Income in Canada – Benefits to families receiving payments under two potential programs

Interest in basic income has increased in recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the idea of a guaranteed minimum income for Canadians into the national spotlight. Canada already has a modest basic income program in place for people with children—the Canada Child Benefit—whose economic contributions CANCEA has previously examined. This report examines the … Continue reading

Les Diplômés du Postsecondaire de 2015 au Canada – Entre 77 % et 93 % travailler dans une entreprise en lien avec leur domaine

Cette étude, fondée sur l’Enquête nationale auprès des diplômés (END) de 2018, examine les résultats sur le marché du travail des diplômés de 2015, trois ans après la fin de leurs études. La plupart des diplômés du niveau postsecondaire, qui n’avaient pas poursuivi leurs études, avaient un emploi ou une entreprise trois ans après l’obtention … Continue reading

Canada – Where is the economic vision for the future?

Why can’t we leverage our intellectual capital to create global firms that capture new markets like other countries do? Are we positioning ourselves to be successful in the fast-growing fields of artificial intelligence, cleantech or biotech? When it comes to talent and intellectual property, we look more and more like a farm team for American … Continue reading

Big Cities in Canada – Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver continued to see more people moving out

Population growth in Canada’s large urban regions slowed compared with the same period a year earlier (+1.3% compared with +1.7%). However, Canada continues to be more urbanized as the population of census metropolitan areas rose to 27.3 million (accounting for 71.8% of the total population). Urban sprawl continues, with Toronto and Montréal both experiencing record-high … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – The two-step selection

In a two-step immigration selection process, temporary foreign workers are first selected by employers for a temporary job, and some qualified temporary foreign workers then become economic immigrants. The details of this selection process vary among countries. For example, in the US, the temporary workers are typically sponsored by the employers in their bid to … Continue reading

Literacy Skills and Economic Performance In Canada – They have become an even more important determinant of economic growth

We pool expanded international data from the PIAAC survey of adult skills across Canadian provinces and other participating countries to replicate the IALS-based analysis by Coulombe, Tremblay and Marchand (2004) as well as Coulombe and Tremblay (2006) based on more recent and more comprehensive data on the literacy skills of the adult population. Our results … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Workers in Canada – The proportion of employees earning minimum wage grew from 5.2% to 10.4% in 20 years

This report looks at the evolution of minimum wage prevalence over the last 20 years, using annual estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). It examines changes in the profile of minimum wage employees, first through a series of gradual minimum wage increases observed from 1998 to 2017, followed by notable increases in 2018. It … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – How it really works

To get a handle on Canada’s immigration policy, we first need to address two misconceptions surrounding Canadians’ understanding of how their country’s immigration system works. When the government announces that close to 340,000 immigrants will be admitted1 in a given year, many interpret this to mean 340,000 new arrivals that year. This is the first … Continue reading

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