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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.

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 the...
Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick’s Demographic Glacier
January 16, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson
New Brunswick faces a $68 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a...
Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Prince Edward Island’s $13 Billion Healthcare Squeeze
January 9, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson
Prince Edward Island faces a $13 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze,...
Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Are Demographics a Fiscal Iceberg for Newfoundland and Labrador?
January 8, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson
Newfoundland and Labrador face a $65 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze...
Delivering Healthcare to an Aging Population: Nova Scotia’s Fiscal Glacier
January 7, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson
Nova Scotia faces a $89 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a...
Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Good—and Bad—News About Saskatchewan’s Fiscal Glacier
December 19, 2014 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson
Saskatchewan faces a $79 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a...
Robson, Mahboubi - Later Retirement versus Higher Immigration as Remedies for an Aging Population
Intelligence Memos
To: Canada’s Ministers of Immigration and Finance From: William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi Date: March 27, 2018 Re: Later Retirement versus Higher Immigration as Remedies for an Aging Population...
Immigration alone can’t keep Canada young - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Canada is getting older. Not just us Canadians as individuals, but our population as a whole. Our fertility rate dropped below the replacement rate of 2.1 required for population stability way back...
Off balance: Canada, the U.S. and labour mobility - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
As it contemplates the possibility of a modernized NAFTA, Canada should seek to improve labour mobility throughout North America to address skill shortages in Canada. The narrative around the Trump...

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First Nations Engagement in Canadian Energy
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The Labour Movement and Good Jobs
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Policy Changes to Canada’s Immigration System
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