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Education, Skills and Labour Market

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This research area covers policies affecting education and skills acquisition and retention, in addition to examining policies, such as employment insurance, social assistance, training programs, or barriers to mobility, affecting the incentives, employment opportunities and labour market outcomes of Canadians or specific groups of Canadians.

Comparing Outcomes: The Relative Job-Market Performance of Former International Students
August 30, 2018 - Mikal Skuterud and Zong Jia Chen
As Canada moves to increase its reliance on international students, monitoring foreign students’ labour-market performance has critical implications for education and immigration policy, according to...
Measuring Student Outcomes: The Case for Identifying Indigenous Students in Canada’s PISA Sample
February 13, 2018 - John Richards and Parisa Mahboubi
Collection of data on academic outcomes among Indigenous students is a necessary step towards bridging the education gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous students, according to a new report from...
Risk and Readiness: The Impact of Automation on Provincial Labour Markets
January 16, 2018 - Rosalie Wyonch
Some provinces, with more economic diversification or a concentration of workers in areas that are not very susceptible to automation, appear to be better situated for technological change than...
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: More Educated, But Less Skilled Canadians
November 14, 2017 - Parisa Mahboubi
Canada’s workforce has experienced a troubling slide in literacy and numeracy skills, despite higher levels of education and improvements in learning technology, according to a new report from the C....
Thinking about Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta: Theoretically, Empirically, and Regionally
September 26, 2017 - Joseph Marchand
After weighing the lessons of economic theory and real-world experience, a leading Alberta economist, Joseph Marchand, concludes that Alberta’s move to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018...
Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills Development among Indigenous Peoples
September 6, 2017 - Parisa Mahboubi and Colin Busby
Closing the skills gap between working-age Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is essential for the economic success of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, according to a report from the C.D. Howe...
Mahboubi, Sullivan - The Brain Drain Continues; Let`s Stop It
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi and Abby Sullivan To: The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: October 5, 2018 Re: The Brain Drain Continues; Let`s Stop It While Canada has actively looked into...
Grant Bishop - Is the minimum wage the best tool?
Intelligence Memos
From: Grant Bishop To: Ministers of Labour and Employment Date: September 28, 2018 Re: Is the minimum wage the best tool? On Monday, Alberta will increase the province’s minimum wage to $15 per hour...
Skuterud, Chen - Tracking the Progress of Former International Students
Intelligence Memos
To: Post-Secondary administrators and provincial ministers of education From: Mikal Skuterud and Zong Jia Chen Date: September 7, 2018           Re: Tracking the Progress of Former International...
Le choc du futur? Les répercussions de l'automatisation sur le marché du travail au Canada
Research
L'automatisation ne pose pas de scénario de fin du monde pour les emplois au Canada,  suggère un nouveau rapport de l’Institut C.D. Howe. Dans « Le choc du futur? Les répercussions de l'...
Nous avons étudié la rémunération des enseignants au Canada. Ce que nous avons découvert vous surprendra.
Research
Il n’existe aucune relation claire entre les résultats des évaluations des élèves à l’échelle provinciale et la rémunération relative des enseignants dans les six plus importantes provinces...
Réformer le financement des services de garde des enfants au Québec: oui, mais comment?
Research
Avec les élections au Québec qui approchent à grands pas, le financement des services de garde (et des services publics en général) risque d’être encore une fois au cœur des débats. Dans l’étude «...
06 Sep 2018
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  • Inside Access: Comparing Outcomes - The Relative Job-Market Performance of Former International Students
An exclusive members only conference call with Professor Mikal Skuterud and PhD student Zong Jia Chen
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
14 Feb 2018
Feb
14
  • Inside Access: The Importance of Measuring Student Outcomes: The Case for Identifying Indigenous Students in Canada’s PISA Sample
Conference Call with John Richards, Professor, Simon Fraser University
Conference Call
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
18 Jan 2018
Jan
18
  • Inside Access: Risk and Readiness: The Impact of Automation on Provincial Labour Markets
Conference Call with Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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