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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.

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...
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...
Red Flags for Educators: Lessons for Canada in the PISA Results
August 29, 2017 - John Richards
As students prepare for return to school, educators and parents in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the four Atlantic provinces should be concerned about their student test scores, according to a new...
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:...
The ripple effect of Ontario’s minimum-wage increase - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The economic impact of Ontario's minimum-wage hike on the province's lowest earners has received a great deal of attention, but the effect is felt more broadly by employers who face labour cost...
Jeremy M. Kronick - The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeremy M. Kronick To: Financial Advice Community Date: February 14, 2018 Re: The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice Disruption is coming to the financial services and advice sector, and...
Colin Busby - Canada Should Strengthen the Safety Net under Workers in Precarious Jobs
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby To: Canada’s Employment Policymakers Date: February 5, 2018 Re: Canada Should Strengthen the Safety Net under Workers in Precarious Jobs In a report for the C.D Howe Institute I...
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 «...
14 Feb 2018
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  • 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
17 Nov 2017
Nov
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  • Inside Access: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians
Conference Call with Parisa Mahboubi, Senior Policy Analyst
Conference Call
Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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