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Labour Mobility


Don’t Forget the Kids: How Immigrant Policy Can Help Immigrants' Children
May 14, 2014 - Colin Busby and Miles Corak

Current immigration policies overlook the unique challenges faced by immigrant children, resulting in higher dropout rates for those arriving in Canada as teenagers, according to a new C.D. Howe...

Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada: Are They Really Filling Labour Shortages?
April 24, 2014 - Dominique M. Gross

Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program between 2002 and 2012, which made it easier to hire foreign workers, accelerated the rise in unemployment in Alberta and British Columbia,...

Access Denied: The Effect of Apprenticeship Restrictions in Skilled Trades
May 1, 2013 - Benjamin Dachis and Robbie Brydon

Outdated provincial regulations are needlessly limiting the number of apprenticeship opportunities available to trades workers, according to a report today from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Access...

Who is Still Standing in Line? Addressing a Mismatch of Skills and Jobs in the Canadian Labour Market
March 6, 2013 - Philippe Bergevin

While the Canadian labour market has shown great resilience since the last recession and is nearly back to normal, important weaknesses remain for youth and the long-term unemployed, according to...

Stuck in Place: The Effect of Land Transfer Taxes on Housing Transactions
October 11, 2012 - Benjamin Dachis

Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax (LTT) has had a significant impact on home sales and household mobility in the city over the longer term, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

Mending Canada’s Employment Insurance Quilt: The Case for Restoring Equity
November 2, 2011 - Colin Busby and David Gray

The federal  Employment Insurance (EI) program plays favorites among Canada’s regions and sustains costly, long-lasting pockets of high unemployment, say the authors of a new report from the C.D....

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....
Addressing labour disparities can only benefit Canadian workers - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Many Canadian employers are facing a tightening labour market due to labour shortages. Imbalances between labour supply and demand exist across population groups and regions. Addressing these...
Off balance: Canada, the U.S. and labour mobility - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
As it contemplates the possibility of a modernized NAFTA, Canada should seek to improve labour mobility throughout North America to address skill shortages in Canada. The narrative around the Trump...

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