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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.

Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge
March 24, 2017 - William B.P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis
Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Equipment Failure:...
Future Shock? The Impact of Automation on Canada's Labour Market
March 16, 2017 - Rosalie Wyonch and Matthias Oschinski
Automation poses no doomsday scenario for jobs in Canada, suggests a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Future Shock? The Impact of Automation on Canada’s Labour Market,” authors Matthias ...
Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net
January 24, 2017 - Peter Hicks
Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward...
Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and Student Results
January 10, 2017 - David Johnson, Huijie Guo, Master of Business Economics and Wilfrid Laurier University
There is little correlation between fundraising success at schools and student grades, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and...
Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-standard Employment
December 2, 2016 - Colin Busby and Ramya Muthukumaran
Canada should strengthen the safety net under workers in precarious jobs, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-...
Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How to Improve Them
May 18, 2016 - David M. Gray and Colin Busby
Improvements, not an overhaul, are needed for Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How...
Peter Hicks - The Federal and Ontario Approaches to Fighting Poverty: Too Much Emphasis on Income?
Intelligence Memos
From: Peter Hicks To: The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Government of Canada The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social...
Our Workers Outgunned: Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Business investment in Canada is weak. The 2017 federal budget highlighted how it is lagging the rest of the economy. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and his colleagues have expressed concerns...
Don't Worry About the Robots, Canada: iPolitics Opinion
Op-Ed
The robots are coming! No job is safe! We’ve been hearing this refrain for a while now, describing the latest wave of the technological revolution that has transformed economies everywhere. But is...
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 «...
08 Jun 2017
Jun
08
  • Smash the Ceiling: Women in Senior Leadership
DeGroote Women’s Professional Network Event
Toronto, 19 Toronto Street
Thursday, June 8, 2017,
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Sponsored by:
DeGroote Women's Professional Network presented by Raymond James
McMaster University
02 Jun 2017
Jun
02
  • The Future of Work in Ontario
Roundtable Luncheon with C.Michael Mitchell and The Hon. John Murray
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Friday, June 2, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
16 Mar 2017
Mar
16
  • Inside Access: The Impact of Automation on Canada's Labour Market
Conference Call with Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute; and Matthias Oschinski, Manager, Consulting & Deals, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Conference Call
Thursday, March 16, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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