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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.

Pursuing Reconciliation: The Case for an Off-Reserve Urban Agenda
November 27, 2018 - John Richards
Current reconciliation efforts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples are missing the main target, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Pursuing Reconciliation: The Case...
Assessing Active Labour-Market Programs: How Effective is Ontario Works?
October 31, 2018 - Jason Adams, Ken Chow and David Rosé
About 450,000 Ontarians are on social assistance, costing the province $2.8 billion annually, according to a new study from the C.D. Howe Institute.  In ‘Assessing Active Labour-Market Programs: How...
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....
Parisa Mahboubi - The benefits of encouraging greater labour force participation of older workers
Intelligence Memos
Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress. Accordingly...
Don Drummond - Making Good on the Promise to Support Indigenous Languages
Intelligence Memos
Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress. Accordingly...
Parisa Mahboubi - How to speed labour market integration of immigrants and refugees
Intelligence Memos
  Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress....
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 «...
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  • Inside Access: Pursuing Reconciliation - The Case for an Off-Reserve Urban Agenda
Exclusive Members Only call with author John Richards
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
08 Nov 2018
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  • Inside Access: Assessing Active Labour-Market Programs - How Effective is Ontario Works?
Exclusive members only call with authors Jason Adams and David Rosé
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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

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