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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.

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:...
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...
When will Ontario break the cycle that is failing its math students?: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability Office's 2016/2017 results released this week show that for the second year in a row, only 50 per cent of Grade 6 students met the provincial math...
John Richards - A Back to School Wake-up Call
Intelligence Memos
From: John Richards To: Concerned Canadians Date: August 31, 2017 Re: A Back to School Wake-up Call In an industrial age, whether a country educates its children well is perhaps the most important...
Finnie, Mueller, and Sweetman - The Cultural Determinants of Access to Higher Education
Intelligence Memos
From: Ross Finnie, Richard E. Mueller, and Arthur Sweetman To: Provincial Ministers of Education and Immigration; Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Date: August 25, 2017 Re:...
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 «...
10 Oct 2017
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  • Human Capital Trends - Experience HR in the Digital Age
Roundtable Luncheon with Aaron Groulx, Partner, HR Transformation, Deloitte Canada
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
26 Sep 2017
Sep
26
  • Inside Access: Thinking about Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta: Theoretically, Empirically, and Regionally
Conference Call with Joseph Marchand, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta
Conference Call
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
07 Sep 2017
Sep
07
  • Inside Access: Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills Development among Indigenous Peoples
Conference Call with Parisa Mahboubi, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute and Colin Busby, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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