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Covid and Unemployment in Canada – Changes to EI system coming

Government officials admit there will still need to be policy changes to the EI system to help some self-employed workers qualify, and capture EI-eligible workers who, due to the pandemic, haven’t been able to work the necessary qualifying hours. “It’s not easy. We’re in challenging times,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau told reporters. “We’re going to … Continue reading

Basic Income in Canada – A guaranteed 18 329 $ would cost up to $96.4 billion in 6 months, excluding behavioral reactions

A parliamentarian requested that the PBO estimate the cost of a guaranteed basic income (GBI) program to ensure all Canadians between 18 and 64 have income of at least 75% of the Low-Income Measure (LIM; $24,439 for an individual and $34,562 for a couple) for the last six months of the fiscal year 2020-21. The … Continue reading

Automation in Canada – 10.6% of workers were at high risk in 2016, while 29.1% were at moderate risk

The recent development of several artificial intelligence applications—such as driverless vehicles, robo-writers and computer-aided medical diagnostics—has led to concerns about the role of human workers in the future workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to these concerns, as businesses may turn to new artificial intelligence technologies to perform work activities not traditionally regarded as automatable, … Continue reading

Covid and OECD Economic Outlook for Canada – Annual output is projected to shrink by 9.4% in 2020

Annual output is projected to shrink by 9.4% in 2020 in the event of a second virus outbreak and related shutdown, and by 8% if recovery is uninterrupted. The rebound will not be dynamic enough for output to attain pre-COVID-19 levels by the end of 2021 under either scenario. Similarly, the rate of unemployment will … Continue reading

COVID, la Reprise de l’Emploi – Pour une politique nationale de capital humain en passant de la consultation à la concertation

Une des choses que je retiens dans les papiers que vous allez publier, c’est que les gouvernements ne pourront pas éternellement soutenir tout le monde. Mieux vaut investir que soutenir. Qu’entendez-vous par là? Tous ces programmes qui ont été mis en place, c’était justifié, c’était nécessaire. Mais on ne peut pas soutenir l’économie et les … Continue reading

How Much do Grads Make in Canada – Vary widely by field of study with the top fields earning between 40% and 60% more

Five years after gradation, earnings vary widely by field of study within credentials, with the top fields earning between 40% and 60% more than graduates from fields with the lowest earnings. On average, graduates in Architecture, engineering and related technologies earn the most among college-level certificate, college-level diploma and bachelor’s degree students five years after graduation … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, May 2020 – Employment rebounds and absences from work drop and unemployment reaches record

Employment rebounds and absences from work drop From February to April, 5.5 million Canadian workers were affected by the COVID-19 economic shutdown. This included a drop in employment of 3.0 million and a COVID-19-related increase in absences from work of 2.5 million. In May, employment rose by 290,000 (+1.8%), while the number of people who … Continue reading

Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada – About 550,000 accounting for 2.9% of total employment

Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) have played an increasingly important role in the Canadian labour market in recent years (Lu and Hou, 2019). Close to 470,000 foreign nationals have a work permit that became effective in 2019, compared to 340,000 in 2017 and 390,000 in 2018.Note However, their contribution to the labour market could be severely … Continue reading

COVID and Post-Secondary Education – Canada’s advantage in international student attraction is at risk

For Canada to remain a global education leader that continues to attract the world’s brightest, our institutions will need to differentiate themselves says RBC Thought Leadership. Canadian institutions historically lacked the resources or expertise to fully develop online learning About 16% of university and 12% of college students learned primarily online in 2019, while more … Continue reading

Basic Income in Canada – Questions to help the debate focus

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COVID-19 and Gig Economy in Canada – Earnings were below $5,000 a year for most

A new study looks at some of the challenges in tracking the gig economy in real time and profiles the approximately 1.7 million Canadians who worked in the gig economy prior to the pandemic.About 1 in 10 Canadians in the labour force worked in the gig economy pre-COVID. About half worked to supplement their wage income, while gig work represented the … Continue reading

Literacy and Essential Skills in Canada – The tension between the notions

A new report produced for CUPE entitled Influences: Lessons from policy and practices in literacy and essential skills in Canada, 1990-2019, explores the numerous issues dealing with literacy and essential skills and the evolution of these concepts in the past thirty years. It also analyzes trends with respect to government policies and their impacts on … Continue reading

COVID et Perspectives économiques au Canada – Le taux d’emploi de 53,8 % au deuxième trimestre serait le plus faible jamais enregistré depuis le début de la série en 1976

Le DPB a publié sa première analyse de scénario sur les chocs dus à la pandémie de COVID-19 et à la chute des prix du pétrole le 27 mars pour aider les parlementaires à en évaluer les possibles répercussions économiques et financières. Le présent rapport fournit une mise à jour de l’analyse de scénario. Il comprend … Continue reading

COVID and Income Support in Canada – 731,000 jobless women and 681,000 jobless men were without CERB or EI in April

5.3 million women and 3.4 million men were jobless in April. This is up from 1.7 million women and 1.3 million men in March. In April, 14% of jobless women and 20% of jobless men had no income supports. As a result, 731,000 jobless women and 681,000 jobless men were without CERB or EI in … Continue reading

COVID and Income Support in Canada – 1.4 million jobless getting none in April

In April there were 1.4 million jobless Canadians without any income support from EI or CERB, up from 895,000 in March.16% of all jobless Canadians had no support in April, down from 30% in March. The largest group of excluded workers (549,000) lost work before March 15th; they didn’t qualify for EI and can’t get … Continue reading

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