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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.

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’...
Moving Parts: Immigration Policy, Internal Migration and Natural Resource Shocks
March 10, 2016 - Michel Beine, Robin Boadway and Serge Coulombe
Recent changes to Canadian immigration policy, including the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, are positive overall, but they could have negative consequences that need addressing, according to...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
The Benefits of Hindsight: Lessons from the QPP for Other Pension Plans
October 1, 2015 - Luc Godbout, Suzie St-Cerny and Yves Trudel
The experience of the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) offers serious lessons for new public pension plan options, in particular the pending Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) and Canada Pension Plan (...
What’s wrong with Ontario’s child-care plan - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Free licensed child care. It sounds like a parents’ dream. But look a little closer at the Government of Ontario’s recently announced plan to deliver free licensed child care for preschoolers, and...
Robson, Mahboubi - More Immigration is Good, but What About the People Who are Leaving?
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi To: Canada’s Ministers of Finance, Employment and Immigration Date: April 6, 2018 Re: More Immigration is Good, but what About the People who are Leaving...
Demographic challenges are key to solving Canada’s inflation riddle - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
For the first time in three years, headline inflation in Canada has moved above the Bank of Canada’s 2-per-cent target. Whether or not it will continue to increase, the fact that the bank’s three...
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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