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This area covers broad demographic developments and their economic impact, particularly labour market, fiscal and pension policy impacts, and policies affecting permanent and temporary migration to or from Canada. It includes analyses of the outcomes of migration on Canada's economy and on migrants themselves.

Pursuing Reconciliation: The Case for an Off-Reserve Urban Agenda
November 27, 2018 - John Richards
Current reconciliation efforts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples are missing the main target, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Pursuing Reconciliation: The Case...
Longer Living Retirees Need Insurance Option for Financial Risk
September 18, 2018 - Don Ezra
Longer living retirees need the option of pure longevity insurance, according to new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Making the Money Last: The Case for Offering Pure Longevity...
Rich Man, Poor Man: The Policy Implications of Canadians Living Longer
August 23, 2018 - Kevin Milligan and Tammy Schirle
A longevity gap between rich and poor has persisted over the years in Canada with significant policy implications, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Rich Man, Poor Man: The...
Inflated Expectations: More Immigrants Can’t Solve Canada’s Aging Problem on Their Own
March 13, 2018 - William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi
Higher immigration can ease, but not entirely mitigate, the impacts of demographic change on the workforce, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Inflated Expectations: More...
The Power of Words: Improving Immigrants' Literacy Skills
August 1, 2017 - Parisa Mahboubi
Ottawa should strengthen the screening process to improve the literacy skills of immigrants, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In The Power of Words: Improving Immigrants’ Literacy...
Education Quality and Immigrants' Success in the Canadian Labour Market
July 20, 2017 - Qing (Felix) Li
Policymakers must find innovative ways to improve immigrants’ likelihood of finding well-paid employment, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Education Quality and Immigrants’...
Parisa Mahboubi - The benefits of encouraging greater labour force participation of older workers
Intelligence Memos
Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress. Accordingly...
Parisa Mahboubi - How to speed labour market integration of immigrants and refugees
Intelligence Memos
  Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress....
Mahboubi, Schwanen - Translating population growth into the labour force
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi and Daniel Schwanen To: Canada’s Ministers of Employment Date: October 22, 2018 Re: Translating population growth into the labour force After years of sluggish growth, Canada is...
Le défi budgétaire de la population vieillissante : planifier les coûts des soins de santé au Québec
Research
Les Québécois traînent un fardeau fiscal évalué à 682 milliards de $, c.-à-d. les impôts additionnels qui devront être prélevés au cours du prochain demi-siècle pour faire face à l’augmentation des...
La gestion des coûts des soins de santé pour une population vieillissante : le défi fiscal que le Québec n’a pas encore relevé
Research
Les Québécois portent un lourd fardeau financier de 768 milliards de dollars – la facture d’impôt la plus élevée pour l’augmentation des dépenses de santé au cours du prochain demi-siècle – et...
27 Mar 2018
Mar
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  • Inside Access: Faulty Transmissions: How Demographics Affect Monetary Policy in Canada
Conference Call with Steve Ambler, Professor of Economics, Université du Québec and Jeremy Kronick, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
15 Mar 2018
Mar
15
  • Higher Immigration Cannot Keep Canada Young
Conference Call with William Robson, President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute and Parisa Mahboubi, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
05 Apr 2016
Apr
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  • The Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Roundtable Luncheon - The Future of Canadian Immigration: A Key Pillar to Nation Building
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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