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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.

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 (...
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...
Busby and Mahboubi - Challenges for International Students in Canadian Immigration System
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby and Parisa Mahboubi To: Federal and provincial ministers of immigration; provincial ministers of postsecondary education Date: August 29, 2017 Re: Challenges for International...
Parisa Mahboubi - Let’s Toughen Literacy Standards to Boost Immigrant Success
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To: Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Date: August 3, 2017 Re: Let’s Toughen Literacy Standards to Boost Immigrant Success Strong literacy...
Finnie, Mueller, and Sweetman - Education is Key to Immigrant Integration in Canada
Intelligence Memos
From: Ross Finnie, Richard E. Mueller, and Arthur Sweetman To: Provincial Ministers of Education and Immigration; Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Date: July 24 2017 Re:...
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...
05 Apr 2016
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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
12 Nov 2014
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First Nations Engagement in Canadian Energy
Calgary, The Petroleum Club, 319 5th Avenue SW
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sponsored by:
GE Canada
15 Oct 2014
Oct
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The Labour Movement and Good Jobs
Toronto, C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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