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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.

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...
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...
Job One is Jobs: Workers Need Better Policy Support and Stronger Skills
February 2, 2016 - Craig Alexander
Canada’s policy makers should focus on four priorities to spur growth in Canada’s economy, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Job One is Jobs: Workers Need Better Policy...
Students in Jeopardy: An Agenda for Improving Results in Band-Operated Schools
January 28, 2016 - Barry Anderson and John Richards
Major reforms are needed to address Canada’s failing reserve schools, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Students in Jeopardy: An Agenda for Improving Results in Band-Operated Schools...
A Crisis of Capital: Canadian Workers Need More Tools, Buildings and Equipment
December 16, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson
For the first time since the 2008-2009 economic crisis and recession, capital investment by business has declined, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “A Crisis of Capital: Canadian...
Wyonch and Busby - The Great Minimum Wage Debate: How to Balance Good Intentions and Evidence
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch and Colin Busby To: The Ontario Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn; and Concerned Ontarians Date: July 11, 2017 Re: The Great Minimum Wage Debate: How to Balance Good Intentions and...
Evidence shows immigrants will get fewer jobs as Ontario ratchets up minimum wage to $15: Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Ontario’s proposed 20.6-per-cent increase in the minimum wage from $11.60 in October to $14 on January 2018 is the largest dollar hike in any Canadian province over the past two decades. By Jan. 1,...
Parisa Mahboubi - Canada Can Do More in Race for Skilled Workers
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To: Concerned Canadians Date: June 12, 2017 Re: Canada Can Do More in Race for Skilled Workers A number of global destinations are tightening immigration and temporary foreign...
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Aug
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  • Inside Access: Improving Immigrants’ Literacy Skills
Conference Call with Parisa Mahboubi, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
20 Jul 2017
Jul
20
  • Inside Access: Education Quality and Immigrants’ Success in the Canadian Labour Market
Conference Call with Qing Li, Assistant Professor, Capital University of Economics and Business
Conference Call
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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

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